Protests erupted in Xinjiang and Beijing after a deadly fire

(Reuters) – Public anger in China over the expansion of COVID-19 lockdowns across the country has erupted in rare protests in China’s far-western region of Xinjiang and the country’s capital, where infections hit a new record. Crowds took to the streets Friday night in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, chanting “Stop the lockdown!” and pumping … Read more

New labor unrest rocked the huge Foxconn iPhone factory in China

Pictures online show hundreds of workers protesting Surveillance cameras and windows were smashed by men with sticks Workers complain of delayed wages and inadequate food Foxconn says work to prevent recurrence of violence SHANGHAI/TAIPI (Reuters) – Hundreds of workers took part in protests at a Foxconn station. (2317.TW) Footage uploaded to social media showed the … Read more

Ukraine promises to provide shelter for its people as the harsh winter approaches

Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government pledged on Tuesday to build shelters to save heat and water and encouraged citizens to conserve energy as a harsh winter approaches amid relentless Russian strikes that have left the power structure in tatters. President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his nightly video address on Tuesday that special “invincibility centers” will … Read more

Younger Chinese are rejecting the factory jobs that underpin the economy

SHENZHEN (Reuters) – Growing up in a Chinese village, Julian Zhou only saw his father a few times a year when he returned for a break from his grueling job at a textile factory in the southern province of Guangdong. For his father’s generation, working in factories was a lifeline out of rural poverty. For … Read more

Debate over the Ukraine war dominates the summit of the Group of 20 major economies

Draft Declaration: “Most” G20 Members Condemn Ukraine’s War Ukrainian Zelensky pushes his plan to end the conflict Indonesia calls for an end to political polarization US President Biden skips a dinner party in Bali NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – A Western-led campaign to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine dominated Tuesday’s G20 summit in Indonesia’s Bali … Read more

Biden and Xi clash over Taiwan in Bali but Cold War concerns are tepid

Biden and Xi meet for 3 hours before the G20 Both leaders stress the need to get relations back on track Indonesia seeks partnerships on the global economy in the G20 Ukraine’s President Zelensky addresses the G20 on Tuesday NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov. 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping … Read more

Marine heat waves in the Mediterranean threaten coastal livelihoods

KIRKANAH ISLANDS, Tunisia, NOV 13 (Reuters) – (This story was corrected on November 13 to show that the sea temperature is 1.2°C higher than it was 30 years ago, not 0.4°C, in paragraph 18) A decade ago, the nets of Tunisian fisherman Ahmed Cheli were bloated with fish and octopus that he sold at the … Read more

China’s new rules on COVID are causing concern as some cities have suspended routine testing

Regular COVID testing is no longer required in many cities China eased various virus restrictions last Friday Communities worried about the spread of the virus under relaxed rules Major cities including Beijing reported record cases on November 13 BEIJING, November 14 (Reuters) – Several Chinese cities began halting routine COVID-19 testing on Monday, days after … Read more

Asia stocks pause as Fed warns of glut

https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4 Federal Reserve Chairman Waller underestimates the CPI as just a single number Beijing offers property support, COVID steps Biden will meet with Xi at the G20 meeting SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian stock markets took a breather on Monday after a massive rally last week as a major US central bank warned investors not to … Read more

Drought-affected Kenyan herders save wildlife – and their livelihoods

Drought drives animals into villages to eat crops and attack livestock Communities and private landowners participate in the protection of wildlife As agriculture poses a threat to biodiversity, reserves are growing OLCHORO OIROWUA VILLAGE, Kenya, Aug. 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Robert Nambaso and more than 30 other Maasai herding families leased some of … Read more