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China Responds to Pelosi Visit

August 5, 2022
Reuters, Time, Bloomberg.com
The context
China has finally levied its response to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. China has pulled out of several critical areas of cooperation, including climate change initiatives, and imposed sanctions on Pelosi and her immediate family.
China Responds to Pelosi Visit

Chinese military show

  • After Pelosi and the congressional delegation accompanying her left Taiwan, China embarked on its largest display of military might in the seas and skies surrounding the island. The military drills featured missile launches that hammered at the island's borders and flew above Taipei.
  • Taiwan maintains that the military show of force will not be met with any Taiwanese military action.
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China tests the waters

  • Five missiles fired at Taiwan by China landed in Japanese waters off of Hateruma. Pelosi and the congressional delegation are currently in Japan.
  • Japan and six other nations, including the U.S., responded to the missile launches by encouraging China to stop, saying there was no reason for China to lash out. China canceled a foreign minister's meeting with Japan in response to the statement.
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Economic avenues

  • Another path that China is taking to demonstrate its alleged ownership of Taiwan is by enforcing labeling rules on imports from Taiwan.
  • The rules, created in 2015, state that products originating in Taiwan must be labeled as made in "Taiwan, China."
  • Apple reportedly told its suppliers to comply with the labeling rules.
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The death toll from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria earlier this week has risen to 11,000.
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Death Toll Rises in Syria and Turkey

The context
The death toll from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria earlier this week has risen to 11,000.
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Death roll rises

  • The death toll from the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday morning surpassed 11,000 on Wednesday morning.
  • Rescuers are continuing to attempt to rescue trapped families, and several successful rescues have continued to provide hope that others will be recovered.
  • Turkey struggled to respond quickly and effectively to the disaster, but President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that the country’s response was improving.
  • The earthquake is the world’s deadliest in more than a decade.
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The context
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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Biden to Deliver State of the Union Address

The context
President Biden will deliver his State of the Union address tonight. He is expected to address ongoing inflation, a divided Congress, tension with China, and the ongoing war in Ukraine.
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Address notes

  • President Biden will deliver the annual State of the Union address tonight to a divided Congress.
  • Some of the topics he is expected to address are job growth, the war in Ukraine, efforts to bolster domestic manufacturing, competition with China, and the ongoing pandemic.
  • He is also expected to speak about cancer research, veterans, senior programs like social security, and the proliferation of fentanyl as part of his new "unity agenda."
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Monday, February 6, 2023

Deadly Earthquake In Turkey and Syria

The context
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey and Syria early this morning. Two thousand three hundred people were killed during the quake. President Biden announced that he authorized an immediate U.S. response to provide aid to the countries.
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Biden's response

  • President Biden announced that he authorized an immediate U.S. response to provide aid in Turkey and Syria after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake swept across the countries early this morning.
  • Two thousand three hundred people were killed in the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.
  • Turkey is a NATO ally, and the U.S. Agency for International Development and other government bodies have begun to provide aid and evaluate a plan for the coming days.
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NBC and MSNBC Plan Walkout Amidst Layoffs

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Staffers at NBC and MSNBC are planning a walkout amid layoffs at NBC.
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Walkout imminent

  • Staffers at NBC News and MSNBC are planning a walkout to protest recent layoffs.
  • The NBC Guild says that nearly 300 workers intend to walk off the job on Thursday.
  • The NBC Guild also said that NBC has repeatedly broken the law by illegally terminating hard-working union journalists.
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The context
Since Microsoft announced it would integrate ChatGPT from OpenAI into its search engine Bing, the Bing app has seen a 10x jump in downloads.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Bing App Downloads Jump

The context
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10 times

  • Microsoft recently released a demonstration of a ChatGPT-enabled Bing.
  • Since announcing that Microsoft would be incorporating the chatbot into its search engine, the Bing app has seen a 10x increase in new downloads.
  • The jump in downloads shows the growing demand for new AI experiences, but users who want access to the new Bing will need to sign up for a waitlist and make Bing their default search engine on their PC or mobile device.
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The context
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Google Tees Up its AI Against Bing

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  • Google’s new “multisearch” feature is now available for global users on mobile devices.
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