As the war of words between President Trump and China escalate, there are concerns that the trade deal between the two superpowers is in peril.
Trump has been voicing his disappointment with China over its COVID-19 role, while stating that the virus has ‘cast a pall’ over the US-China trade deal made in January.
While saying that any conversation with the Chinese president is not on the table at the moment, Trump said, ‘They should have never let this happen. So I make a great trade deal, and now I say this doesn’t feel the same to me. The ink was barely dry, and the plague came over. And it doesn’t feel the same to me.’
Asked what measures could be taken against China, he stated, ‘There are many things we could do … We could cut off the whole relationship.’
In response, the pro-state Global Times published this; ‘Trump turns up election strategy nonsense with China ‘cut-off’ threat. ‘Such lunacy is a clear byproduct, first and foremost, of the proverbial anxiety that the US has suffered from since China began its global ascension.’
Do you think that the world is looking at another ‘cold war’ between the US and China?
Two NFL Players Rob Partygoers at Gunpoint
With the NFL suspended, some players have found other means of whiling away their time, one that could end them behind bars.
DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar, both cornerbacks for the New York Giants and the Seattle Seahawks respectively, are wanted by the police for armed robbery.
Dunbar and Baker robbed revelers at a house party on Wednesday night armed with guns and stole valuable watches and thousands of dollars.
Police in Southeast Florida issued arrest warrants for both players.
While both are wanted for four counts of armed robbery with a firearm each, Baker arrest warrant reads four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
Do you think these charges will affect the player’s careers, or will they get away with it due to their popularity?
Taiwan Chip Maker $12 Billion Arizona Plant Could Grant the US an Edge in Manufacturing
One of the world’s leading chipmakers is set to build a $12 billion semiconductor plant in Arizona.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. or TSMC announced that the plant would create over 1,600 high-tech job opportunities.
According to IC Insights, a semiconductor research company, TSMC is the third-largest chip maker globally after Korea’s Samsung (SSNLF) and Intel (INTC).
With construction set to begin in 2021, the factory is expected to start production in 2024.
According to a Tweet by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the TSMC deal ‘bolsters US national security at a time when China is trying to dominate cutting-edge tech and control critical industries.’
Don’t you think this is a massive win for the Trump Administration, which has been for a long time against chips manufactured in Asia for national security reasons?
New York Barber Who Ignored Orders to ‘Illicitly’ Cut Hair Tests Positive for COVID-19
What started as a show of defiance by an upstate New York barber might as well end tragically.
In a dangerous turn of events, the Kingston, N.Y. barber, who went on giving ‘illicit’ haircuts against the stay-at-home orders, has tested positive for COVID-19.
To make matters worse, the probability that he infected customers is very high.
The Ulster County Department of Health and Mental Health didn’t name the barber or the business.
However, the department urged anyone who had received a haircut at the shop in the past three weeks to call a hotline for testing or contact health officials.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had ordered all nonessential businesses, including hair salons and barbershops, to shut down on March 22.
With the global death rate from COVID-19 passing the 300,000 mark, isn’t it sad that some people are not still taking this virus seriously?
Colorado’s Fresh Tourism Campaign Urges Visitors to Stay Home
Even amid a global COVID-19 pandemic, some states are getting it right.
The tourism bureau in Colorado has initiated a new campaign urging people to visit the natural wonders in the state.
But there is a catch!
Colorado is asking visitors to explore the state only after the pandemic has passed.
The campaign, dubbed “Waiting to CO”, is aiming at keeping Colorado ‘top of mind as a beloved vacation destination’ and encouraging potential tourists to stay at home.
Besides, tourism officials are asking people to get ready for a future vacation, listen to a Colorado-themed playlist, and post photos while trying Colorado activities such as kayaking while at home.
Don’t you think that this is an incredible way to market while encouraging people to stay at home?