Climate change is driving 2022 extreme heat and flooding

Climate change is driving 2022 extreme heat and flooding

Extreme weather events – from scorching heatwaves to unusually heavy downpours – have caused widespread upheaval across the globe this year, with thousands of people killed and millions more displaced. In the last three months, monsoon rains unleashed disastrous flooding in Bangladesh and brutal heatwaves seared parts of South Asia and Europe. Meanwhile, prolonged drought … Read more

In China’s ‘zero-Covid’ lockdowns, a daughter’s struggle to get her father medicine hits a nerve

In China’s ‘zero-Covid’ lockdowns, a daughter’s struggle to get her father medicine hits a nerve

Video of the scene — whose related hashtag has been viewed over a billion times on China’s Twitter-like platform Weibo — shows a confrontation between the driver, identified by police as a 41-year-old woman surnamed Hao, her father and a local police officer, who stopped Hao at a security checkpoint because she did not have … Read more

In ‘zero-Covid’ China, a daughter’s struggle to get her father medicine hits a nerve | News

In ‘zero-Covid’ China, a daughter’s struggle to get her father medicine hits a nerve |  News

What was meant to be a simple errand, a daughter driving her aging father to the hospital to pick up his medicine, has pulled a small city on China’s border with North Korea — and its nearly two-month Covid-19 lockdown — into the national spotlight, after the pair ran afoul of pandemic rules. Video of … Read more

HK’s business environment steady amid fierce storms

HK’s business environment steady amid fierce storms

The city has remained stable despite a number of shocks, says George Leung. SING TAO Serena Kong Hong Kong’s business environment has not changed much in spite of the political and economic turmoil, says the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. The business community is most satisfied by Hong Kong’s ability to maintain a free … Read more

Physics Faculty Positions at Westlake University in Hangzhou, for Westlake University

Physics Faculty Positions at Westlake University in Hangzhou, for Westlake University

Details Posted: 20-Jun-22 Location: Hangzhou, China Required Education: Doctorate Categories: Physics: Materials Physics: Physics Physics: Theoretical Sector: Academic Function: Faculty 4-Year College/University Salary Details: Each faculty member will receive an internationally competitive salary and a fringe benefits package that includes a generous housing option, a high-end medical care plan for the entire family, etc. These … Read more

China’s Mars Orbiter Takes Selfies From Outer Space | Smart News

China’s Mars Orbiter Takes Selfies From Outer Space |  Smart News

A close-up shows Tianwen-1’s gold body, a solar array that powers the craft, and various antennas in full with Mars as its backdrop. China National Space Administration The China National Space Administration’s (CNSA) Tianwen-1 mission orbiter has pinged Earth with new remarkable images of Mars. The photos included a few cosmic selfies of the spacecraft … Read more

China livestreamers need qualifications for certain topics: Regulators

China livestreamers need qualifications for certain topics: Regulators

Chinese regulators have been looking to clean up the country’s popular livestreaming industry. This includes rules around what online influencers can and can’t say and the topics that are off limits. Costfoto | Future Publishing | Getty Images Online influencers in China must now have a qualification to talk about certain topics such as law … Read more

China looks set to build space solar power station-Xinhua

China looks set to build space solar power station-Xinhua

Photo taken on June 5, 2022 shows the Zhuri’s ground verification facility on the south campus of Xidian University in Xi’an, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. (Xidian University/Handout via Xinhua) BEIJING, June 22 (Xinhua) — China has made a milestone advance in its effort to build a solar power station in space to convert the sunlight … Read more

UN biodiversity talks in Nairobi push for conservation by 2030

UN biodiversity talks in Nairobi push for conservation by 2030

UN negotiators began talks Tuesday in Nairobi toward reaching a new global patch for protecting nature and wildlife, after a previous round of talks in March failed to make progress. With scientists warning that an estimated 1 million species are at risk of extinction, the United Nations is asking countries to designate 30% of their … Read more