She cooked, cleaned and disciplined us, threatening a smack to our bottoms with a wooden spoon if we misbehaved . . . so, we would steal and bury the spoons when she wasn’t looking, in peals of laughter. She’s now 86 with the spirit of someone a third of her age, and gives me a stern telling off if I look tired. … [Read more...] about What I know about women: TV presenter Dick Strawbridge, says they’re the one enigma I can’t solve .
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The ruling Communist party of China will use the result to argue that it enjoys wide support among the population. However, once again it is obvious to the world that this supposed supervisory body is a simple sham. There is no debate at this plenary session, no criticism or difference of opinion is tolerated. … [Read more...] about Opinion: Weak economy threatens China’s one-party system
A SIMPLE GUIDE: What are the symptoms? LIKE 9/11 EACH DAY: A New York paramedic's diary FACTORY HOTSPOT: The untold story behind America's biggest outbreak GUNS & CHEESE: The unexpected items deemed 'essential' HOW YOU CAN HELP: Write a diary, donate blood, read books to kids President Xi Jinping's playbook is also "much more aggressive" than his predecessors," says Mr Green, noting a robust Chinese propaganda campaign that's even suggested the virus came from the US military. "There's a zero sum ideological and geopolitical spin on the ball coming out of China that predates Donald Trump." … [Read more...] about Trumplomacy: What’s behind new US strategy on China?
The statement reads: "Direct imposition of national security legislation on Hong Kong by the Beijing authorities, rather than through Hong Kong's own institutions as provided for under Article 23 of the Basic Law, would curtail the Hong Kong people's liberties, and in doing so, dramatically erode Hong Kong's autonomy and the system that made it so prosperous." … [Read more...] about Hong Kong: UK expresses ‘deep concern’ in joint statement condemning China’s controversial security bill
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