China Sanctioned 11 Americans Furthers Increasing Tension

China Sanctioned 11 Americans Furthers Increasing Tension

On Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, China announced it had imposed sanctions on 11 Americans, six of them lawmakers, for behaving badly on Hong Kong related issues. On Friday the U.S. Sanctioned Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam as well as ten other Chinese officials. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that the United States’ […]

Bryan Adams Apologizes After ‘Bat-Eating People’ Comment

Bryan Adams Apologizes After ‘Bat-Eating People’ Comment

On Monday, May 11, 2020, singer Brian Adams, decided to post some slightly racist remarks on social media. Due to COVID-19, quarantines and “stay at home” orders have been instituted to stave off the virus. Many places where people could gather, for example, amusement parks, malls, carnivals, and concerts have postponed, canceled, or closed. With […]

Political Rhetoric Linking Migration to Coronavirus Stokes Up Xenophobia

Political Rhetoric Linking Migration to Coronavirus Stokes Up Xenophobia

The recent comments by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, which links migration to the spread of the coronavirus, represents cheap political rhetoric aimed at denigrating the immigrant community in Hungary. Arguably, this is in line with some far-right-wing camps in Europe who are stoking up xenophobic fears against refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants at a […]

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