Behind in polls, Taiwan president contender tells supporters to lie to pollsters

By Reuters

FILE PHOTO: Opposition Nationalist Kuomintang Party (KMT) leader Han Kuo-yu celebrates after winning in local elections in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) – The main opposition contender for Taiwan’s Jan. 11 presidential election said on Friday people should lie to pollsters to trick the ruling party into thinking they were going to win.… Continues

Nancy Pelosi Is Already Attacking the the 2020 Election’s Legitimacy

It’s a risky gambit for democracy.

by David Harsanyi Follow davidharsanyi on TwitterL | The National Interest

“Nancy Pelosi just stated that ‘it is dangerous to let the voters decide Trump’s fate.’ @FoxNews In other words, she thinks I’m going to win and doesn’t want to take a chance on letting the voters decide.… Continues

Shooting stars: TikTok’s explosive and rocky ride to fame

By Vishal MANVE | AFP

India accounts for 40 percent of TikTok’s 800 million users worldwide (AFP Photo/Indranil MUKHERJEE)

He’s no Bollywood star, but school dropout Israil Ansari has found fast fame on TikTok with two million followers glued to his oddball dancing and rainbow hairstyles in India, the app’s biggest international market.… Continues

The life of Xi Jinping, China’s authoritarian leader who is fighting Trump in the trade war, and presides over the mass oppression of the Uighur Muslim minority

By Sahar Esfandiari | Business Insider

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Nicolas Asfouri/Pool Photo via AP

  • Xi Jinping is the current president of the People’s Republic of China and has been in power since 2013.
  • During the early years of his leadership, Xi became known for launching a nationwide anti-corruption campaign in the Chinese Communist Party, and became the first leader since Mao Zedong to have his name written into the Chinese constitution while alive. 

This Made Hitler Mad: Why Allied Commandos Stormed Nazi-Occupied Norway to Destroy Fish Oil Factories

The raid at Vågsøy was planned with an unusual target in mind: fish oil factories. The Nazis were interested less in the dietary benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids, so much as the oil’s ability to be distilled into glycerin to produce the nitroglycerine used in most high-explosive bombs and shells.