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US Marines Have Been Secretly Deployed to Taiwan for the Past Year

The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that roughly 24 United States troops have been stationed on Taiwan this past year. Their presence was announced by officials on Thursday after renewed tensions between the nations came to the fore...

China Decrees All Cryptocurrencies, Including Bitcoin, Illegal

China’s central bank declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal on Friday, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial digital money. Chinese banks were banned from handling cryptocurrencies in 2013, but the government issued...

Pinduoduo Founder Suffers Biggest Loss of Wealth in the World

Pinduoduo founder Colin Huang has suffered $27 billion in losses -- the biggest decrease in wealth in the world this year. Huang founded Pinduoduo, also known as PDD, a Chinese technology platform centered on agriculture. PDD was the largest platform...

Biden at UN General Assembly: USA Not Seeking New Cold War

President Joe Biden addressed the UN General Assembly on Tuesday for his first time as President of the United States. The UN General Assembly is a yearly gathering of all of the world leaders who are members of the United...

Could China’s Evergrande Collapse Lead To New Global Recession?

China's Evergrande Group's debt crisis has led market analysts to whisper about a new "Lehman Brothers moment" in the world economy. The Chinese real estate giant has warned for months that it would be unable to fulfill its loan...

France Recalls Its Ambassadors to the US and Australia after AUKUS Announcement

French President Emmanuel Macron has recalled France's ambassadors to the United States and Australia in response to the AUKUS alliance between the two countries and the United Kingdom. Macron is recalling the ambassadors in retaliation against Biden's announcement of the...

AUKUS: US, UK and Australia Announce Pact in Effort to Stop China

President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that he will be working with the United Kingdom to help Australia get nuclear-powered submarines, a partnership the nations are calling "AUKUS." The countries' efforts are part of a larger movement headed by Biden...

Illegal Market of Counterfeit Auto Parts More Profitable Than Narcotics

The steep cost of replacement auto parts -- combined with a shortage of car parts -- has led to a major boom in the illegal market for counterfeits. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has valued the the counterfeit auto-part...

China’s Cosco Tightens Grip on Piraeus Port by Raising Stake to 67%

A Greek court gave this week the go-ahead for China's Cosco to increase its stake at the Piraeus Port by 16% and extend its contract by five years for the company to complete the investments it has undertaken to...

Biden Introduces Stricter Pollution Rules in Move to Push Electric Cars

President Joe Biden is introducing newer, stricter pollution laws in an attempt to phase out gas cars and make electric cars the dominant mode of personal transportation in America. Biden's strategy is to use tailpipe regulations to edge the public over to electric vehicles from their gas-fueled counterparts. Biden sees this move as the key to reducing the pollution that is contributing to global warming.