caption Chinese President Xi Jinping and the “Game of Thrones” character Jon Snow, portrayed by Kit Harington. source Marko Djurica/Reuters; HBO Chinese President Xi Jinping revealed himself as a “Game of Thrones” fan at a recent meeting in Beijing, the South China Morning Post reported. “We must all make sure the world we live in does not descend into the chaotic warring seven kingdoms of Westeros,” he reportedly warned delegates, referring to the fictional kingdom in HBO’s wildly popular show. The show is heavily censored in China, which routinely cracks down on what it considers politically sensitive or “obscene” content, like sex and gambling. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Chinese President Xi Jinping is apparently a “Game of Thrones” fan, and he even mentioned the show at a recent meeting with foreign visitors in Beijing, the South … [Read more...] about Xi Jinping is reportedly a ‘Game of Thrones’ fan and used Westeros to make a point about real-world politics
No proof of ouster plot a week after 'expose,' VERA Files points out MANILA, Philippines — News organization VERA Files on Monday called out Malacañang and the Manila Times, saying the allegation that three media outlets and a group of pro bono lawyers are conspiring to boot President Rodrigo Duterte out of office have yet to be substantiated. In a statement Monday, VERA Files condemned what it called the “spread of falsehood” by presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo and Manila Times chairman emeritus Dante Ang, who is also the president’s special envoy for international public relations. A diagram—released last week in an exclusive banner story of Manila Times and later that day in a press briefing at the Palace—alleged that the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, VERA Files, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and Rappler are plotting against Duterte and being linked to an … [Read more...] about No proof of ouster plot a week after ‘expose,’ VERA Files points out
LOS ANGELES — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that trade talks between the United States and China were entering a critical point as a US delegation heads to Beijing this week to try to finalize a long-awaited deal. The United States and China have spent more than a year trying to resolve a trade dispute and reach an agreement that would overhaul the economic relationship between the world’s largest economies. Mnuchin, one of President Donald Trump’s lead negotiators, said that while the two sides are closer to an agreement, more work remains to be done, and that the talks are nearing a point where they would either produce a deal or end with no agreement. “We’re getting into the final laps,” Mnuchin said in an interview on the sideline of the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles. The Treasury secretary is heading to China on Monday with Robert Lighthizer, the Trump administration’s top trade negotiator, to try to … [Read more...] about News US-China trade negotiations reach critical point
My daughter, a first-year National University of Singapore (NUS) student, once told me a joke: What do NUS and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students have in common? Answer: They all applied to NUS. I think she read it in NUSWhispers. After last week, there is another answer: They may be secretly filmed showering on campus. Singapore Management University doesn't look so bad now. Last week, besides Avengers: Endgame spoilers, all anyone could talk about was NUS student Monica Baey. She posted an Instagram Story about catching another student filming her in the shower, which resulted in Facebook posts by two ministers and a disappointing NUS town hall meeting on Thursday. We also learnt that 26 cases of sexual offence had been brought before the NUS disciplinary board over the past three years. That works out to be approximatelyone sexual offence every six weeks. NTU: "Hold my beer." Also last week, two cases of an NTU student being filmed in the shower were reported within … [Read more...] about S M Ong: My daughter is in NUS, should I be worried?
By The Canadian Press Sun., April 28, 2019 ORNSKOLDSVIK, SWEDEN—Jack Hughes had a goal and two assists Sunday to set a tournament scoring record and help the United States defeat Canada 5-2 in the bronze-medal game at the world under-18 men’s hockey championship. Hughes’ three-point effort gave him 20 points this year to go with 12 in 2018. The combined 32 points eclipsed the previous record of 31, set by Alex Ovechkin in 2002 and 2003. Hughes is NHL Central Scouting’s top-ranked North American prospect for the June NHL draft, where the New Jersey Devils will have the first overall pick. Cam York had two goals for the U.S., while Alex Turcotte and Bobby Brink also scored. Dylan Cozens and Nathan Legare scored for Canada, which hasn’t won this tournament since 2013. Spencer Knight made 21 stops for the U.S. Nolan Maier stopped 36 shots for Canada. Article Continued Below Report an error Journalistic Standards About The Star … [Read more...] about Jack Hughes breaks scoring mark in U.S. win over Canada at under-18 hockey worlds