Asian Americans are anxious about hate crimes. TikTok ban rhetoric isn’t helping

CNN  —  Ellen Min doesn’t go to the grocery store anymore. She avoids bars and going out to eat with her friends; festivals and community events are out, too. This year, she opted not to take her kids to the local St. Patrick’s Day parade. Min isn’t a shut-in. She’s just a Korean American from … Read more

TikTok users make fun of congressman’s question to app CEO Shou

New York CNN — The creators of TikTok have had enough of Congress not seeming to understand how the internet works. What happened: TikTok CEO Shou Chew testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday, where he was asked about concerns about the popular app’s potential national security threat and its ties to … Read more

Vice President Harris embarks on history making Africa trip amid US-China competition

CNN  —  When Kamala Harris steps off Air Force Two in Ghana on Sunday, she’ll become the first Black woman US vice president to visit Africa, marking another chapter in her barrier-breaking role. As the vice president sets out on her first trip to the continent since her childhood, the weight of this history making … Read more

President Biden speaks to the Canadian Parliament

(The stream is scheduled to begin at 2pm ET. If you didn’t see the video above at that time, please refresh the page.) President Joe Biden, who will address the Canadian parliament on Friday afternoon, wants to strengthen ties between the two countries amid multiple international threats. Concerns about China and Russia top the president’s … Read more

Everyone in Washington is talking about a TikTok ban. But is it really a national security threat?

CNN  —  After TikTok CEO Shou Chew testified for more than five hours on Thursday before a Congressional committee, one thing was clear: US lawmakers remain convinced that TikTok is an urgent threat to national security. The hearing, Chew’s first appearance before Congress, kicked off with a lawmaker calling for TikTok to be banned and … Read more

TikTok is owned by a Chinese company. So why doesn’t it exist?

Beijing CNN — TikTok is fighting to survive in the US Pressure is mounting in Washington to ban the app if its Chinese owners don’t sell the company. But the popular platform was developed using indigenous Chinese technology and is inaccessible in China. In fact, it never existed there. Instead, there is a different version … Read more

Estonia calls China’s plan to end Ukraine war ‘extremely unfair’

The permanent secretary of Estonia’s defense ministry said China’s peace proposal to end the war in Ukraine was “extremely unfair” because the plan did not respect the country’s territorial integrity. Beijing introduced twelve point peace plan In February. Kustisalm said it was the responsibility of the “wider international community” to help Ukraine. But he said … Read more

Analysis: Viral video app TikTok represents new Cold War in American pockets

CNN — The new Cold War is not being played out on the high walls that divide the continents, but in the pockets of millions of Americans. congressional hearing Thursday’s focus on the popular TikTok video app became the latest in a string of clarifying moments that exposed not only Washington’s bipartisan animosity toward Beijing’s … Read more

U.S. and Chinese navies clash over South China Sea missile destroyer issue

On December 25, 2022, a Chinese coast guard ship patrolled the South China Sea. Intensity | AFP | Getty Images China’s Defense Ministry said on Friday that it again had to monitor and disperse the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Milius as it entered territorial waters in the South China Sea near the Paracel Islands. “We … Read more

China says ‘resolutely’ against possible forced sale of TikTok

Hongkong CNN — China says it will ‘resolutely oppose’ Any forced sale of TikTokthe first direct response to the Biden administration’s demands that the app’s Chinese owner sell a stake in his company or face a ban in its most important market. TikTok CEO Shou Chew made the above comments Testify before U.S. lawmakers It … Read more