How The Trade War Crushed A Growing Chinese Market For U.S. Cranberries

The article below is from NPR.

How The Trade War Crushed A Growing Chinese Market For U.S. Cranberries

October 6, 2019

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A worker at a bog owned by Massachusetts-based Decas Cranberry Products, Inc., removes vines from a batch of just-harvested berries.
Jesse Costa/WBUR

Cranberry producers in Massachusetts, and around the country, are slowly drowning in surplus fruit. Continue reading How The Trade War Crushed A Growing Chinese Market For U.S. Cranberries

Bridge Collapse Kills 10

The article below is from the Washington Post.  Visit the source for a video of the bridge’s collapse and aftermath.

Video captures terrifying collapse of 450-foot bridge in Taiwan

October 1

Rescue work near the site of a collapsed bridge in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan on Tuesday.

At least 10 people were injured and six remain missing after a 450-foot-long bridge in eastern Taiwan came crashing down Tuesday as an oil tanker truck was driving across, according to local news reports. The truck fell onto three fishing boats beneath the bridge and burst into flames. Continue reading Bridge Collapse Kills 10

Pop Culture Icons Take Sides, Beijing’s Side

The article below is from the Los Angeles Times.

Chinese K-pop stars — and Disney’s ‘Mulan’ actress — publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong

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Hong Kong singer Jackson Wang performs at a fashion event in Milan, Italy, on Jan. 14.
(Associated Press)

At least eight pop stars from mainland China and one each from Taiwan and Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing’s one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans.

Continue reading Pop Culture Icons Take Sides, Beijing’s Side

Gay Pride Parade in Taiwan 2018

Article from the Washington Post.

Tens of thousands gather in Taiwan for gay pride parade

Costumed participants pose on a street during the annual gay and lesbian parade, organized by Taiwan LGBT Pride, in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Chiang Ying-ying/Associated Press)

October 27

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Tens of thousands of people gathered in Taiwan’s capital on Saturday for the city’s annual gay pride parade ahead of referendums next month that will determine whether same-sex marriages will be recognized on the island. Continue reading Gay Pride Parade in Taiwan 2018