Asian Boss, a YouTube channel that features person-in-the-street interviews around Asia on different topics, went to Shanghai to ask people about what they thought of white foreigners living in China, about skin lightening, and about "white monkey workers" — white people hired by Chinese companies to appear at dinners and events to make the company seem more international.
The MIT Technology Review has a comprehensive new piece on China's rapidly-growing private space industry—which is apparently doing pretty well! China is set to build a new space station later this year and will likely attempt to send its taikonauts to the moon before the decade ends. But these big-picture projects represent just one aspect… READ THE REST
This 30-minute film about the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests is not for the squeamish, but it's a great on-the-ground view of what it was like to face off against militarized police. It begins in 2019 as a proposed bill allowing the Chinese government to extradite criminal suspects to mainland China escalated protests throughout Hong Kong.… READ THE REST
A World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic will meet Chinese scientists on Friday and plans to visit labs, markets and hospitals in Wuhan, reports Reuters. "The team plans to visit hospitals, laboratories and markets. Field visits will include the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Huanan market, Wuhan CDC (Center for Disease… READ THE REST
Some people are just soundbar people. And hey, plenty of soundbars are more than serviceable, offering up robust quality sound that makes your favorite TV shows, movies, and video games really pop. But, when you stack a soundbar next to a premium 5.1 surround-sound home theater setup? Well, the results are really night and day. It's kind… READ THE REST
Sometimes, it doesn't feel like being smart and driven gives you a ton of advantage over those who aren't as bright or aren't as motivated. Even though you've worked hard to launch a career, build some positive credit history, or start your journey toward a happy, productive future, the simple fact that you're what Gen… READ THE REST
There's a reason why the Swiss Army knife has been an essential everyday carry item since long before the term EDC was even a thing. It appears to the Boy Scout mentality in all of us, with the utility to pull out a blade, corkscrew, nail file, or practically anything you need at a moment's notice. That… READ THE REST