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Singer detained for dropping shorts on stage at festival in China's 'City of Rock' | CNN (cnn.com)

Detained for dropping your pants on stage at a rock festival? China clearly doesn't get rock and roll.

tags: china music rockandroll

posted by matt in Saturday, July 29, 2023

This little-known Air Force jet just became the most-watched aircraft in history (taskandpurpose.com)

The world held its collective breath today as Nancy Pelosi left Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It still wasn't clear if she was going to make her planned stop in Taiwan as she entered the air, so people around the world turned to flight tracking apps like Flightradar24 to watch as SPAR19 headed around the South China Sea and eventually turned North, heading around the Philippines and right for Taiwan.

I use Flightradar24 all the time, but couldn't get data to load this morning as so many people around the world watched our Speaker head East (and North) for democracy.

tags: china taiwan politics

posted by matt in Tuesday, August 2, 2022

'There's No Why': Shanghai Rages At Endless Covid Lockdown (barrons.com)

"You can't do whatever you want, unless you go to America. This is China."

Apparently "whatever you want" now includes basic freedom of movement and ordering of personal supplies and food. China's pursuit of COVID Zero is insane.

tags: china covid

posted by matt in Monday, May 9, 2022

How Covid-scarred Shanghai will finally exit lockdown (bbc.com)

Can the Chinese government stretch its ridiculous COVID Zero policy to October? The sound of people banging on pots and pans in protest of true lockdowns doesn't bode well for that prospect.

tags: covid china

posted by matt in Thursday, May 5, 2022

A major Chinese bitcoin mining hub is shutting down its cryptocurrency operations (cnbc.com)

A real impact from the Bitcoin energy narrative - a region in China scheduled shut down of existing mining operations and won't allow new ones because it's in trouble with Beijing over energy consumption.

tags: bitcoin china

posted by matt in Tuesday, March 2, 2021