How a boy from Vietnam became a slave on a UK cannabis farm BBC NEWS Jan 21, 2020 It was a horrifying death for the 39 Vietnamese nationals found in the back of a trailer in an industrial park in Essex, in October last year. The story shone a light on the subterranean world of … Continue reading (International-293) Jan 20, 2020 – Human traficking between Vietnam and UK!
HOW BUDDHISM SPREAD WRITTEN LANGUAGE AROUND THE WORLD By ensuring that the Buddha’s teachings were transmitted across millennia, the religion helped develop and spread printing techniques around the world – as a new exhibition reveals. • By Cameron Laux 15 January 2020 Do you ever feel like you’re trapped in a hamster wheel, while the … Continue reading (International-292) Jan 17, 2020 – Buddhism helps to spread written language around the world!
Out of the bushfires catastrophe, the ancient trees have become a symbol of survival and hope in the face of a climate emergency by James Woodford The Guardian • James Woodford is the author of The Wollemi Pine: The Incredible Discovery of a Living Fossil from the Age of the Dinosaurs, Text Publishing Thu 16 … Continue reading (International-291) Jan 16, 2020 – The oldest trees in the world survived the bushfires in Australia!
China's Oppression of the Uighurs'The Equivalent of Cultural Genocide' German anthropologist Adrian Zenz was instrumental in uncovering the extent of China's oppression of its Muslim Uighur minority. In an interview, he criticizes Western inaction and warns that China has already begun exporting its tools of oppression. Von Bernhard Zand 28.11.2019, SPIEGEL INTERNATIONAL (GERMAN) … Continue reading (International-290_ Jan 13, 2020 – A German who knows a lot about Xinjiang and those in re-education camps
• THE MEN LEONARDO DA VINCI LOVED • • Leonardo is the world’s most famous artist. But a new opera is shining fresh light on his private passions – by depicting his intense relationships with two of his assistants. • • By Hettie Judah 8 November 2019 bbc NEWS We know a great deal about … Continue reading (International-289) January 8, 2020 Who is Da Vinci? A Gay man?
In search of the real Christine Keeler • 30 December 2019 The Guardian Christine Keeler was just 19 when she became embroiled in a sex scandal that would bring down the British government. Not only was she vilified at the time, but the affair stalked her throughout her life. For the first time, a new … Continue reading (International-288) Jan 7, 2020 – I remember Christine Keeler when I was in high school in Malaysia!
Opposition to 996 reflects workers' rising sense of rights By Wang Yiqing | China Daily | Updated: 2019-12-28 The term"996" has entered three lists of China's top 10 buzzwords for 2019, which is not surprising given the controversy it has created. The figure 996 refers to a working schedule, according to which employees have to … Continue reading (International-287) Jan 7, 2020 – work to death in Japan!
Lifestyle / Food & Drink Japanese food in Okinawa: we try the healthy, local dishes believed to boost longevity • Okinawans have an average life expectancy of 84, something widely credited to the region’s food • The Halekulani Hotel’s ‘Secrets of Longevity’ programme lets visitors experience both local home cooking and gastronomical delights Chris Dwyer … Continue reading (International-286) January 7, 2020 The secret to longevity in Okinawa!
Official: Japanese doctor dies after attack in Afghanistan Associated Press December 4, 2019 (January 1, 2020…I was just watching NHK from Japan about the work of a Japanese doctor who had devoted his life to help the poor people in Afghanistan…from a doctor to a civil engineer, helping to build dams to irrigate the land … Continue reading (International-285) January 7, 2020 A great Japanese doctor died because he helped to better the lives of many people in Afghanistan
Personal Note: When I was a visiting professor in China, I visited another school in Fujian Province...I remember the students were telling me that the dormitory for the foreign students had better facilities. That I remember...I did not ask if the students had to pay more to live in this better dormitory. So there could … Continue reading (International-284) December 29, 2019 – Are foreign students getting better treatment in China than locals?