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Chinese-Australians ‘experience discrimination’ amid diplomatic tensions and pandemic

Related eBooks One in five Chinese-Australians have reported being attacked or physically threatened because of their heritage in the past year, a think tank report said. Respondents told the Lowy Institute survey that the COVID-19 pandemic and Australia’s diplomatic disputes with China have contributed to their treatment. About a third of people surveyed said they were treated differently or less…Read More→

Exclusive-U.S. triples vaccines for Taiwan with 2.5 million-dose shipment

The United States will ship 2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan on Saturday, more than tripling Washington’s previous allocation of shots for the island, which has faced increasing political and military pressure from China. China, which considers Taiwan an integral part of its territory, has repeatedly offered to send coronavirus vaccines to the island,…Read More→

US PRES. Biden’s message to Filipinos on PH Independence Day

US President Joe Biden on Saturday, June 12, joined Filipinos in celebrating Philippine Independence Day through a video message that also highlighted the importance of the continued strong alliance between the two countries. Biden noted that the event coincided with the 75th anniversary of Philippines-US diplomatic relations and the 70th anniversary of the Philippines-US alliance….Read More→

Biden committed to two-state solution between Israel and Palestinians, Blinken says

President Joe Biden is still committed to a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday, adding that repairing the structural damage in Gaza and dealing with the humanitarian crisis stemming from the recent outbreak of violence is most important to the administration. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has festered for decades, and…Read More→

BTS: Everything You Need to Know About the K-Pop Boy Band Ready to Take Over the World

What Does BTS Stand For? BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, is an acronym for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan, meaning Bulletproof Boy Scouts. In July 2017, they announced they’d also be known as Beyond the Scene as part of their new identity.  When Did They Start?  The seven-member band was formed through auditions by Bit…Read More→