Xi Jinping has turned invisible during China’s coronavirus epidemic, likely to cover his back in case things go badly wrong

by ama@businessinsider.com (Alexandra Ma) | Business Insider

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  • China has framed its fight against the Wuhan coronavirus as a national struggle and a “people’s war.”
  • But its leader, President Xi Jinping, has been nowhere near the front lines.

He Warned of Coronavirus. Here’s What He Told Us Before He Died.

The death of a Chinese doctor who was silenced by the police for being one of the first to warn about the coronavirus set off an outpouring of grief and anger on social media. The New York Times interviewed him last week.


Why Did the Coast Guard Sail Right by Taiwan and China in 2019?

A good idea?

by David Axe Follow @daxe on TwitterL | The National Interest

Key point: Washington has been using its ships to ensure any nation can safely navigate the seas. It is also to show China that America cares about Taiwan.… Continues

What Will North Korea Do If Coronavirus Comes to Its Shores?

Pyongyang has neither the resources nor the administrative culture – transparency, empiricism divorced from ideology, technocracy – to respond to a genuine epidemic. Sustained foreign assistance and, failing that, brutal repression would almost certainly be necessary to prevent a local plague.


Wandering Earth 1/3000 Navigation Platform International Space Station Model Kit By Meng


Wandering Earth 1/3000 Navigation Platform International Space Station Model Kit By Meng:

This is an injection-plastic kit of a science-fiction/anime item.

Meng brings us an awesome model kit of the Navigation Platform International Space Station from the 2019 Chinese interstellar blockbuster film “The Wandering Earth”!… Continues

Victoria’s Secret exec Ed Razek asked models to kiss him, sit on his lap, and even touched one’s crotch as part of ‘culture of misogyny’ he and Les Wexner created, according to report

by insider@insider.com (Connor Perrett) | Business Insider

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  • Ed Razek and Les Wexner, two top executives at L Brands, created a “culture of misogyny, bullying, and harassment” at Victoria’s Secret, according to a report from The New York Times.

Toronto mega mansion hits the market for $32,000,000

by Jessy Bains | Yahoo Finance Canada

Toronto is home to some high-priced real estate. The average selling price of a home in Canada’s biggest city is around $837,000, but this mansion takes it to a whole other level.

If you can afford the $32 million cost of entry, you can live on the same street as Drake.… Continues

Sung Kang on Han’s shocking return in ‘Fast & Furious 9’

by Gregory Wakeman, Contributor | Yahoo Movies UK

Fast & Furious veteran Sung Kang says he’s feeling “emotional” about returning as Han for the ninth film in the main franchise.

The first trailer for Fast & Furious 9 was released on Friday (watch it above), and while there were a bevy of action scenes and set-pieces to behold and salivate over, undoubtedly the biggest revelation from the footage was the return of Sung Kang’s Han Lue. … Continues

Miles Davis – The Lost Quintet (1969/2019 – Live Album)


01 – Directions

02 – Bitches Brew

03 – Fall In Love Too Easily / Sanctuary / It’s About That Time

04 – Masqualero


Bass – Dave Holland

Drums, Marimba – Jack DeJohnette

Electric Piano – Chick Corea

Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Wayne Shorter

Trumpet – Miles Davis


Miles and his Quintet were on their 1969 European tour, promoting the ‘Bitches Brew’ album.… Continues