‘Fight Club’ ending changed in China as government censorship

The first rule of “Fight Club” is you do not talk about changing the ending of “Fight Club.” In a move of steamrolling censorship, China has cut the 1999 psychological thriller film’s iconic, destructive ending and instead replaced it with a bland version where the government comes out on top. The twist ending of split … Read more

Navy sailors injured in ‘landing mishap’ on USS Carl Vinson

Seven US sailors were injured Monday when a fighter jet had a “landing mishap” on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the South China Sea, officials said. The pilot of the F-35 Lighting II warplane was recovered by a helicopter after ejecting and is in stable condition. The incident occurred during … Read more

Taiwan distorts jets, after Chinese warplanes break the airspace

Taiwan activated its air defense missile system on Sunday after discovering 39 Chinese warplanes in their air defense identification zone (ADIZ). On Sunday, Taiwan’s National Defense Ministry revealed that it had seen 34 fighter jets, four electronic warfare planes and a bomber in ADIZ. In response, Taiwan transformed jets, issued radio warnings, and activated the … Read more

Taiwan distorts jets, after Chinese warplanes break the airspace

Taiwan activated its air defense missile system on Sunday after discovering 39 Chinese warplanes in their air defense identification zone (ADIZ). On Sunday, Taiwan’s National Defense Ministry revealed that it had seen 34 fighter jets, four electronic warfare planes and a bomber in ADIZ. In response, Taiwan transformed jets, issued radio warnings, and activated the … Read more

China’s Internet stocks may look cheap, but regulators may not be ready yet

Text size A digital sign of stock market information in Hong Kong. Several regulations over Chinese Internet companies could limit their growth prospects. Isaac Lawrence / AFP via Getty Images Anxiety about more Chinese rules that could limit companies’ growth prospects hovers over Chinese Internet stocks – and provides a reason for continued caution for … Read more

Virgin Galactic distances itself from President Chamath Palihapitiya over Uighur remarks

Virgin Galactic on Tuesday distanced itself from Chamath Palihapitiya, the chairman of its board, after he declared in a podcast that “no one cares” about China’s human rights violations against Uighurs. Palihapitiya’s company, Social Capital, announced Virgin Galactic via a SPAC agreement in 2019. Palihapitiya sold his personal stake in Virgin Galactic for $ 213 … Read more

Athletes at the Winter Olympics in Beijing said they would be below ‘Orwellian’ levels of surveillance

Athletes competing at next month’s Winter Olympics in Beijing said they would be below ‘Orwellian’ levels of Chinese state surveillance Athletes will be below ‘Orwellian’ levels of Chinese state surveillance The assessment was made Tuesday by a Human Rights Watch panel Team GB has offered their delegation temporary telephones due to fear of espionage There … Read more

Virgin Galactic distances itself from President Chamath Palihapitiya over Uighur remarks

Virgin Galactic on Tuesday distanced itself from Chamath Palihapitiya, the chairman of its board, after he declared in a podcast that “no one cares” about China’s human rights violations against Uighurs. Palihapitiya’s company, Social Capital, announced Virgin Galactic via a SPAC agreement in 2019. Palihapitiya sold his personal stake in Virgin Galactic for $ 213 … Read more

Olympic athletes asked to leave phones at home to avoid espionage in China

In addition to omicron and gold medalists, athletes arriving in Beijing for next month’s Winter Games may have one more thing to worry about: Is it safe to access the Internet? Beijing has promised the world’s top athletes access to a partially unobstructed internet during the Olympics, which start on February 4, thus dropping the … Read more

Warriors’ Chamath Palihapitiya: Uyghur remarks lacked empathy

Chamath Palihapitiya, a venture capitalist who owns two percent of the Golden State Warriors, goes back with his remarks over the weekend that “no one” cares about the genocide of Uighur Muslims in China, nor does he. “When I re-listen to this week’s podcast, I acknowledge that I seem to lack empathy,” Palihapitiya tweeted. “I … Read more

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