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  • Watch: Taiwanese MP steals bill, runs away from Parliament to prevent its passing

    05/18/2024 10:09:51 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 30 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 8/16/2024 | trends desk
    A Taiwanese lawmaker caused a major commotion by grabbing a bill and running out of the legislative chamber to prevent it from being passed. The event happened just before President-elect Lai Ching-te was set to take office on Monday. According to reports, the morning session was already heated, with lawmakers shouting and shoving each other even before any votes were cast. The situation escalated when one MP, now nicknamed the “Bill Bandit,” grabbed the bill and dashed for the exit. Other lawmakers chased him, turning the chamber into a scene of chaos. The video was shared by @CensoredMen on X...
  • Nothing ‘gentlemanly’ in Chinese diplomacy

    05/05/2024 2:11:48 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, May 4, 2024 | Bhopinder Singh
    OPINION China’s recent outcry over the alleged breach of ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ with the Philippines reveals a profound irony, given the history of its coercion and deceit There is a huge amount of insincerity and gall involved in the Chinese complaint that the Philippines had torn up the bilateral ‘Gentleman’s Agreement,’ between Beijing and Manila. While the term ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ has an implicit assumption of ‘trust’ as a fundamental tenet besting a relationship, which may otherwise not be legally binding -- to even imagine that there has been any element of ‘trust’ between these two sparing countries, is to put oneself...
  • Biden lumps ally Japan with adversaries Russia, China as ‘xenophobic’ nations — weeks after state dinner

    05/02/2024 11:39:42 AM PDT · by McGruff · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 2, 2024 | Ryan King
    “You know, one of the reasons why our economy is growing is because of you and many others. Why? Because we welcome immigrants,” Biden mused at a DC fundraiser with Asian American and Pacific Islander donors before launching into a riff about the global economy. “We look to — the reason — look, think about it,” the 81-year-old president said. “Why is China stalling so badly economically? Why is Japan having trouble? Why is Russia? Why is India? Because they’re xenophobic. They don’t want immigrants.” ... Republicans were appalled by the president’s remarks, with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) writing on...
  • 'This Is the Best Country to Live in, Period': US Woman Visited 193 Countries Before Settling Down in Singapore

    04/26/2024 5:05:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 86 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | APRIL 24, 2024 | Amierul Rashid
    Having travelled solo to 193 countries in the world, YouTuber The Krazy Koala, or KK for short, declared Singapore "the best country to live in". The Singapore Permanent Resident (PR), who hails from the US, has been living here for the past seven years, and it sounds like she's not leaving anytime soon. In a chat with fellow content creator Max Chernov, shared on YouTube on Monday (April 22), KK spoke about her adventures around the world and why she ranks Singapore high on her list of countries. "As a traveller who has been to 193 countries, this is the...
  • Massive demonstration in Tokyo against the Pandemic Treaty and the New World Order!

    04/20/2024 2:54:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 19, 2024 | Paul de Lacvivier
    Massive demonstration in Tokyo against the Pandemic Treaty and the New World Order!I had the pleasure of taking part as a foreign speaker in a massive demonstration (for Japan) against the New World Order, and in specifically against the so-called "pandemic" treaty and the reform of the WHO's status: this treaty, against sovereign peoples and states, puts in place no more and no less than the possibility of a standardized health policy in all signatory countries in the event of a pandemic or health emergency, self-declared by the WHO of course.This is no more and no less than the first...
  • Kim Jong Un: Be ready for war

    04/12/2024 4:16:29 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 30 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 4/12/24 | Tziki Brandwine
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in a speech before his state's military academy that Pyongyang must be more ready for war than ever. He based his warning on "the complicated international situation and the unsafe and unstable military and political situation around North Korea." "If the enemy dares to attack North Korea, we will hit him without hesitation, making use of all available resources," Kim said. In addition, he instructed his forces to be prepared with a "mental, ideological, moral, and tactical" advantage.
  • A Message from Japan to the World – by Professor Masayasu Inoue | “There is high risk that Japan made vaccines will be exported under the guise for false trust." (TRANSCRIPT and video)

    04/11/2024 12:07:05 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 16 replies ^ | April 11, 2024 | Patricia Harrity
    ransomnote: a new type of vaccine called self replication replicon vaccine this fall and winterA stunning message to the world warning of ‘a dangerous, new governmental development’ was delivered from Japan at a World Council for Health conference by Professor Masayasu Inoue, Professor Emeritus of Osaka City University Medical School who specialises in Molecular Pathology and Medicine. He warned that “There is high risk that Japan made vaccines will be exported under the guise for false trust. If Japan were to become a vaccine perpetrator, it would leave irreparable harm to future generations. Therefore, the actions of Japanese government MUST...
  • Keeping Singapore clean and safe, and enabling community action (How Singapore became the cleanest and safest city! Definitely worth a read!)

    04/08/2024 1:09:35 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 83 replies ^ | 4 March 2024 | Baey Yam Keng
    1 Mr Chairman, creating a Clean, Green and Resilient Shared Future for Singapore is a collective effort. 2 During our Forward SG engagements, Singaporeans acknowledged that the whole society needs to work together to ensure that Singapore remains a clean, green and safe home. Keeping Singapore clean and safe Shared Collective Responsibility 3 Our education efforts and campaigns over the years have paid off, and Singaporeans are generally civic-minded. However, we continue to observe some persistent issues, that require us to go beyond just public education. 4 Public hygiene remains a top priority for MSE. Ms Rahayu, Mr Liang Eng...
  • Japan To Embark On An Era Of "Mass Foreign Immigration"

    04/05/2024 10:34:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Modernity News ^ | 04/05/2024 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Japan appears to be transitioning from a homogenous society to embrace ‘diversity and inclusivity’ by ushering in “an era of mass foreign immigration.”It’s set to be a massive change for a country that was still up until recently 97.5% ethnic Japanese, according to the CIA World Factbook.A Bloomberg report details how rapidly declining native birth rates, an aging society and a chronic labor shortage is fueling the importation of millions of foreigners who “are changing the face of Japan.”The number of foreign workers in Japan has now exceeded 2 million, a 12.4% increase on 2022. The East Asian country needs...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Friday 4/5/2024 Newsdump Friday British Gov't Sexting Scandal, Commander Of US Navy Biomedical Lab Relieved Of Command, Israel Moves Over Relief Worker Deaths, Boeing Makes Payment Over Panel Blowout

    04/05/2024 8:11:55 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/5/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    The Philippines announcing joint military maneuvers with the US, Australia and Japan tomorrow... "Some have been sent naked images, and two MP's are reported to have responded by sending images of themselves"...a few of the details...emerging 'sexting' the UK... "Stay away so you won't get hurt" The message from Iran to the US ahead of...attacks on Israeli targets... ...messaging from Joe Biden today...Israel is doing what he wants... ...Russian UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia calling for sanctions on Israel... In the African nation of Zimbabwe a new "structured currency" launched amidst rampant inflation... The Dutch naval support ship "Karel Doorman"...
  • Taiwan earthquake: Taipei rebuffs aid offer from mainland China as disaster toll rises to 9 dead, 934 injured

    04/03/2024 9:23:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 04/03/2024 | Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Xinlu Liang in Beijing
    The Taiwanese government has rebuffed an offer of help extended by Beijing as the island contends with the aftermath of a deadly 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck on Wednesday morning, killing at least nine people.At least 934 people are reported injured and 56 remain trapped in the quake that struck off the east coast at 7.58am and sparked tsunami warnings. Soon after the disaster, Beijing’s Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council offered the island disaster assistance. In response, Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council said in a short statement there was no need for the mainland to help. “We noticed that...
  • American Deterrence Is Failing In The South China Sea

    04/02/2024 7:32:28 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 17 replies ^ | Apr 1, 2024 | Ariel Cohen
    One of Beijing's enduring hobbies is accusing Washington of violating or abusing international law. This selective outrage is justifiably ignored, given China’s unwillingness to abide by international law and disregard for U.N. arbitration concerning demarcation in the South China Sea. “International law with Chinese characteristics” was easily mocked and ignored when American deterrence and international safeguards stymied Beijing’s ambitions. Unfortunately, that security architecture is unraveling. In 2009, China began to make expansive claims vis-à-vis the South China Sea when it unveiled its infamous nine-dash line, which claimed vast swathes of maritime territory. In 2016, the U.N.-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration...
  • WW3 WATCH: BOMBSHELL REVEAL: US ‘Green Beret’ Special Forces Permanently Stationed in Taiwan Near Border With China

    03/20/2024 3:26:26 PM PDT · by bitt · 33 replies ^ | 3/20/2024 | paul serran
    45 years after the United States withdrew its forces from Taiwan following the normalization of diplomatic relations with China, it is now revealed that the ‘Green Beret’ forces are permanently stationed on islands in the Taiwan Strait near the Chinese border. Taiwanese Defense Chief Chiu Kuo-cheng officially confirmed it when asked about the presence of the US Army Special Forces. This revelation has the potential to escalate tensions with China. Daily Express US reported: “[The admission] comes after Secretary of State Antony Blinken this week issued an ‘ironclad’ warning to China as tensions between the two nations rise.” Former President...
  • World on the brink as Taiwan admits US troops are now stationed on Chinese border

    03/20/2024 2:45:36 PM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 31 replies
    The Express ^ | 03.20.2024 | LUCY SARRET
    Taiwan has officially confirmed the presence of US troops stationed on its islands in the Taiwan Strait permanently, a development that could further escalate mounting tensions with China.The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed in 2023 facilitated the deployment of these troops to conduct training programs for Taiwanese frontline forces.The move comes as China continues to assert its disputed claim over Taiwan, viewing it as a renegade province despite never having ruled it. The heightened military activities by China in and around the Taiwan Strait have prompted Taiwan to bolster its defense capabilities.
  • Taiwan Confirms US Troops on Front-Line Islands Near China

    03/20/2024 11:27:28 AM PDT · by libh8er · 71 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | 3.19.2024 | Micah McCartney
    Taiwan has confirmed there are U.S. troops stationed on its islands in the Taiwan Strait on a permanent basis, including an island just over a mile off China's southeast coast. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in 2023 paved the way for their arrival to conduct training programs for troops on Taiwan's front line. China has vowed to someday annex democratic Taiwan, which it regards as a rogue province, despite the fact that the Chinese Communist Party government in Beijing has never ruled there. China has sharply increased military sorties and drills in and around the 90-mile-wide Taiwan Strait, prompting...
  • Japan in Population Meltdown as Two People Now Dying for Every One Born

    03/08/2024 12:20:18 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 87 replies
    Slay News ^ | 2/29/24 | Frank Bergman
    New data from the Japanese government shows that Japan’s population is continuing to spiral into an unsustainable meltdown. Japan’s birth data for 2023 has just been published by the government and it shows the shocking crisis of the nation’s falling population appears to be accelerating. As Slay News has previously reported, experts had already been warning that Japan was facing a critical situation as birth rates have been plummeting to unsustainable levels. The data for 2022 revealed that the ratio of births to deaths had reached a point that is a long way from the level that is required to...
  • Bear linked to multiple attacks in Japan found dead alongside its final victim

    03/06/2024 10:18:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    LIVESCIENCE ^ | Harry Baker
    Japanese officials found the body of a missing student alongside the corpse of a brown bear that likely killed him. The bear is also suspected of attacking several other people in the area.The body of a missing student in Japan has been found alongside the corpse of a bear that likely killed him. The bear is linked to a string of other attacks in the area and follows a trend of increased bear attacks in the country this year. On Nov. 2, police found human remains on Mount Daisengen near Fukushima in Hokkaido island. DNA analysis revealed that the remains...
  • Phillipines Relaxes Rules for Rifles to Counter Threats From China (Bearing Arms)

    03/05/2024 1:22:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | March 5, 2024 | Cam Edwards
    Gun laws in the Philippines aren't as atrocious as many other countries in southeast Asia, but they're still wildly draconian compared to most states in the U.S. There are an estimated 4 million gun owners in the country, but in order to lawfully possess a gun owners have to jump through numerous government-imposed hoops like psychological testing and training mandates, and some guns that are commonly owned here are off-limits to the average Filipino. This week, however, the Philippine National Police announced that soon civilians will be able to purchase and possess semi-automatic rifles; a major change to the country's...
  • US ambassador 'developed poor relationships' with Singapore ministries, threatened embassy staff

    03/02/2024 2:34:48 AM PST · by khoree · 16 replies
    ChannelNewsAsia ^ | Mar 02, 2024 | ChannelNewsAsia
    SINGAPORE: A report by the US State Department's internal watchdog has revealed several shortcomings by the US ambassador to Singapore, including unauthorised spending and ineffective dealings with the Singapore government. The audit by the Office of Inspector General found the Ambassador Jonathan Kaplan did not "model integrity, plan strategically, collaborate, or communicate" and recommended a review of his conduct and performance. Advertisement The report, dated February 2024 and released on Friday (Mar 1), also uncovered morale issues at the US embassy in Singapore, many of which the report directly attributed to Mr Kaplan. Embassy staff cited by the report described...
  • Japan: Muslim migrant damages a Shinto shrine and threatens Japanese local not to pray there because ‘Allah is the only god’, arrested

    02/25/2024 8:50:44 PM PST · by Cronos · 32 replies
    Op India ^ | 23 may 2023
    A video has been going viral on social media wherein a man in yellow attire can be seen vandalising a worship place. The video is reportedly from the Tarumi Ward in Japan’s Kobe City where the accused identified as Mamadou Balde had vandalised the Mizuoka Hachiman shrine in the area. Balde is a Muslim native of the Republic of Gambia in West Africa, who migrated to Japan and now lives in Tarumi Ward, where the incident took place. The accused, who was later arrested by the Japanese police, reportedly broke an offering box kept in the shrine. He also, reportedly,...