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www.theguardian.com HIV ‘vaccine’ could be made for just $40 a year for every patient

Generic version of a drug already on the market, which can suppress and prevent HIV, would still yield 30% profit if the current price was slashed, researchers say

HIV ‘vaccine’ could be made for just $40 a year for every patient
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Increased use of Latvian in education does not infringe ethnic Russians' rights, rules European court
  • Increased use of Mandarin, however, obviously infringes of Chinese minority rights.

    Edit: just to be clear, many Chinese dialects have a lower lexical similarity than European languages. The standardization of Mandarin in education has had impacts on these dialects as well.

  • eng.lsm.lv Increased use of Latvian in education does not infringe ethnic Russians' rights, rules European court

    Education reforms introduced since 2018 which aim to increase the use of Latvia's sole official state language – Latvian – cannot be viewed as discrimination against Russian-speakers, the Europea...

    Increased use of Latvian in education does not infringe ethnic Russians' rights, rules European court
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    www.aljazeera.com Philippines says reached deal with China to avoid disputed shoal clashes

    Provisional agreement aims to ease tensions after series of clashes on Second Thomas Shoal, which both countries claim.

    Philippines says reached deal with China to avoid disputed shoal clashes
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    Microsoft outage leaves China largely untouched as tech self-sufficiency campaign pays off

    www.scmp.com China escapes Microsoft outage, thanks to Beijing’s tech self-sufficiency drive

    The Microsoft Windows outage that affected foreign businesses and luxury hotels in China on Friday left the country’s key infrastructure unaffected.

    China escapes Microsoft outage, thanks to Beijing’s tech self-sufficiency drive
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    China to Achieve its 2030 Installed Clean Energy Target in July 2024
  • 60 million people is almost no one?

    Geez it's like you people want poor people to stay poor. There's more than enough capacity for solar deployments in the nations East - it's explicit policy that's put deployments further West. Beijing is happy to build some UHV lines if it means that prosperity can be driven into the West - it's the same argument as for the HSR line to Lanzhou and then to Urumqi. It's the same argument as for the HSR line to Hohhot and the HrSR from Chengdu to Lhasa. Beijing knows that these infrastructure projects are inefficient, but Beijing is more concerned with equity of growth than the growth itself - they'd rather see 10% growth in the West and 3% growth in the East for 5% growth nationally than 6% growth nationally, but coming entirely from already established tier 1 population centers.

    It's not only mutual prosperity, but also an effort to reduce internal migration towards tier 1 cities.

  • How Trump Dominated His Own Party on a New G.O.P. Platform
  • I mean, yeah. It'll be interesting to see if that means that they'll still pursue those legislative ideals (just without a platform or unifying cry or whatever), or if they're happy to push the responsibility down to the states.

    My opinion is that the Republicans see the writing on the wall: why make unpopular decisions federally when you can make popular decisions at the state-level? They can maintain a christofascist state in their home ground without having to project onto states that'll ignore their legislation anyway.

  • Donald Trump calls for Taiwan to ‘pay’ for its own defence
  • sigh

    Do you have the memory of a goldfish? Status quo under the previous KMT administration was very healthy. No talks of invasion, lots of talk about economic ties and cultural exchange. It was great, actually. Xi and Ma met, which was the first meeting between leaders since the start of the civil war. Ma is a true statesman and a symbol of what proper Taiwanese governance should be. Peace across the strait was possible for once.

    Then, the DPP got elected, started sucking America's cock, started inviting top US officials for state visits, received awards from American state-funded institutions (like the National Endowment for Democracy), increasingly remilitarized, invited the US to sail through the Taiwan Strait... And the rest is history. Odd how it's always the US-backed government that's the "victim" in Western media, isn't it? Surely China violated the status quo with respect to crossing the median line on their own accord, not because just a few weeks ago a US warship was invited to sail through the strait? Do you even remember what the status quo was?

    Taiwan claims territory that conflicts not only with China, but with: Mongolia, Myanmar, Bhutan, India, Japan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Russia, Pakistan, and also Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia. Recognizing Taiwanese sovereignty violates the sovereignty of not only China, but also all of those countries... Which is absurd. Cut the crap and look at a map. ROC sovereignty would basically wipe Mongolia off the map. The funny thing is that Taiwan recognizing the sovereignty of the territory that conflicts with all of these other nations would have no bearing or impact on their sovereignty claim with China itself... Taiwan simply refuses to do so. The only claim that Taiwan cannot make freely is one that shrinks the borders of modern China (e.g. in the Arunachal Pradesh area and the South China Sea), but for everything else they have complete legislative authority to recognize foreign claims (after all, China has already done so, so doing so would not violate One China policy). They won't, of course, because they refuse to recognize China's negotiations in those territories as valid.

  • How Trump Dominated His Own Party on a New G.O.P. Platform
  • The lack of promises with regards to abortion and same-sex marriage is huge. It's a colossal shift. Trump has always been more of a traditional Jeffersonian Republican than a Federalist - he's in favour of shifting power from the federal government to the states. This is an increasing indicator that the states will be what decides on these social topics, not the feds.

    That also explains why he's getting so much funding and support from the elite in Silicon Valley - they would like nothing more than for California to decide legislation rather than DC.

    It's increasingly apparent that Trump views the role of the federal government as an arbiter of the economy and the role of the United States (as a concept) as a way of unifying the disparate interests of different states with regards to foreign policy. By gutting federal agencies, the only logical result is pushing power down to the individual states.

  • How Trump Dominated His Own Party on a New G.O.P. Platform
  • The new platform softened language on abortion, excised old language referring obliquely to gay conversion therapy and culled a section about reducing a national debt that Mr. Trump had increased by nearly $8 trillion during his term in office.

    Mr. Trump made clear to his team that he wanted the 2024 platform to be his and his alone. He wanted it to be much shorter and simpler — and, in some cases, vaguer. He was especially focused on the language about abortion, which he recognized was a potentially potent issue against him in a general election. He wanted nothing in the platform that would give Democrats an opening to attack him, and he made clear to aides that he was perfectly fine with bucking social conservatives, for whom he had delivered a tremendous victory by reshaping the Supreme Court with a conservative supermajority.

    Mr. Trump also stressed that he did not want to define marriage as between one man and one woman. Instead, the document contains a vague statement open to interpretation: “Republicans will promote a Culture that values the Sanctity of Marriage.”

    One person involved in the process recalled Mr. Trump saying privately: “Sanctity of marriage. Don’t define it.”

  • www.nytimes.com How Trump Dominated His Own Party on a New G.O.P. Platform

    Donald Trump and his team displayed a ruthless efficiency in the process of making a platform, confiscating delegates’ cellphones and stifling dissent and even debate.

    How Trump Dominated His Own Party on a New G.O.P. Platform
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    Donald Trump calls for Taiwan to ‘pay’ for its own defence
  • Do you see the shit going on in the Yuan? The DPP is corrupt and sabotaging Taiwan's economic growth for no good reason.

    Young people want money. A nice house, good food, travel. It's not that complicated.

  • China to Achieve its 2030 Installed Clean Energy Target in July 2024
  • Gansu, the poorest province in China, a province where "almost no one is living." Qinghai, Xinjiang... Same story. Together, they have almost 60 million people. Many of them are minorities with historically poor job prospects due to their distance from economic centers.

    By building energy installations in the middle of the country, they're providing jobs to a group that's been left behind by the rapid industrialization of the country's East. Providing them with a surplus of electricity. Driving investment in the region. Moreover, this group of people is more than the population of New York and Texas... Combined.

    How about you take your racism and your classism and shove it up your ass?

  • Donald Trump calls for Taiwan to ‘pay’ for its own defence
  • Taiwan's current government is incredibly pro-US. Trump understands that the DPP's days are numbered given the rise of the KMT/TPP (which only lost the election because of a last second collapse of coalition). Taiwan's government is pro-US in spite of the public's interest, not because of it.

    After all, Taiwan's trade with the mainland and Hong Kong make up almost 50% of all exports. The bulk of this is in basic goods across the Taiwanese economy, not the product of one company.

    In the past, Taiwan's frigid relations with the mainland were due to sour memories (losing the civil war, getting kicked out, etc.) Today? Young people just want a prosperous life, and China is absurdly prosperous - especially for young engineers in tech. The US can either recognize that fact, or drag another country into war.

    It's pretty funny when foreigners care more about your own sovereignty.

  • www.aljazeera.com ‘Children in pieces’: Israeli raids on Gaza ‘safe zone’ kill 71, wound 289

    At least five Israeli air strikes target tents of displaced people near water desalination unit in the al-Mawasi camp.

    ‘Children in pieces’: Israeli raids on Gaza ‘safe zone’ kill 71, wound 289
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    www.twz.com F-35 Deliveries Finally Cleared To Resume, New Jets Will Be Limited To Training

    After a yearlong hiatus, production F-35 deliveries are resuming, but the long-awaited Block 4 upgrades will have to wait. After a yearlong hiatus, production F-35 deliveries are resuming, but the long-awaited Block 4 upgrades will have to wait.

    F-35 Deliveries Finally Cleared To Resume, New Jets Will Be Limited To Training
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    NATO allies are discussing reclaiming some Chinese-owned infrastructure in Europe

    edition.cnn.com NATO allies are discussing reclaiming some Chinese-owned infrastructure in Europe | CNN Politics

    NATO officials are discussing taking action to reclaim some Chinese owned infrastructure projects in Europe should a wider conflict with Russia break out in the east of the continent, three officials involved in the discussions told CNN.

    NATO allies are discussing reclaiming some Chinese-owned infrastructure in Europe | CNN Politics
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    Biden Confuses Kamala Harris for Trump, Zelenskiy for Putin at NATO Summit

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    www.nytimes.com In Ukraine, Killings of Surrendering Russians Divide an American-Led Unit

    A German medic said he was so troubled that he confronted his commander. Others boasted about killings in a group chat.

    In Ukraine, Killings of Surrendering Russians Divide an American-Led Unit
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    Raids Find Luxury Dior, Armani Handbags Being Made by Exploited Workers in Italy

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    US Ports Warn White House of ‘Grave’ Economic Risks With China Crane Tariff

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    Ukrainian drones injure Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant workers, say Russian-backed officials

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    Kyiv rejects compromise with Putin as Hungary’s Orban calls for ceasefire

    www.independent.co.uk Ukraine war latest: Kyiv rejects compromise with Putin as Orban calls for ceasefire

    Ukraine will not give up any territory to end the war, says Zelensky’s aide

    Ukraine war latest: Kyiv rejects compromise with Putin as Orban calls for ceasefire
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    World Bank Upgrades Russia to ‘High-Income’ Country

    www.themoscowtimes.com World Bank Upgrades Russia to ‘High-Income’ Country - The Moscow Times

    The World Bank has upgraded Russia from an “upper-middle-income” to a “high-income” country with per-capita gross national income (GNI) totaling $14,250 in 2023. “Economic activity in Russia was influenced by a large increase in military-related activity in 2023,” the international financial institu...

    World Bank Upgrades Russia to ‘High-Income’ Country - The Moscow Times
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    India, four SE Asia countries plan instant retail cross-border payments

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    America’s Frozen Housing Market Is Warping the Economy

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    Biden’s debate performance sets off alarm bells for Democrats

    www.cnn.com Biden’s debate performance sets off alarm bells for Democrats | CNN Politics

    Alarm bells are ringing among top Democrats over the 2024 presidential race and President Joe Biden’s political future, with the president’s debate performance leaving some to openly question whether Biden can stay atop of the Democratic ticket.

    Biden’s debate performance sets off alarm bells for Democrats | CNN Politics
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    Israel strikes reportedly creating 5-kilometer ‘dead zone’ in southern Lebanon

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    China’s Financial Elite Face $400,000 Pay Caps, Bonus Clawbacks

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