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restofworld.org This delivery app takes away health insurance when workers don’t meet quotas

Rest of World spoke with 40 riders for Swiggy in India. Many described losing coverage when they needed help the most.

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www.bloomberg.com Yellen Junks 200 Years of Economics to Block China Clean Tech

The Treasury secretary’s plan is a protectionist disaster that will impede the path to net zero.

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Will China flood globe with EVs, green tech? What's behind latest US-China trade fight
  • We're talking about the country that constitutionally protects the right to slavery, right?

    We're also talking about the same country that gives semiconductor companies billions of dollars, EV companies billions of dollars, and cuts tax breaks to pharmaceutical companies, right?

    Wait... Which country are we talking about?

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    ‘Something must change’: EU chamber warns of unfolding ‘train accident’ with China
  • Oh no! The lack of investment in R&D from established European car companies and the lack of investment in European car startups led to European cars being uncompetitive globally?

    There's an easy answer to this: build factories for Chinese car companies in Europe. That's not the answer that key corporate lobbyists will like, but it's the one that solves all the problems.

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    Will China flood globe with EVs, green tech? What's behind latest US-China trade fight
  • Why does it matter if US green manufacturing is quashed? You could've said the same thing for US dominance in the combustion car industry starting from Ford, for US dominance in the tech industry for decades, for US dominance in the media industry...

    Why is green energy somehow different? Cheap Chinese solar panels and EVs decrease cost of living for Americans. They decrease inflation. The only con is that they prevent more jobs from being created in green manufacturing in the US... But even then, that's only because the US doesn't let Chinese companies in.

    Are you that much of a corporate apologist that you would rather people starve in the name of corporate profits than buy Chinese goods?

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    Will China flood globe with EVs, green tech? What's behind latest US-China trade fight
  • Have you sat in a Chinese EV? They put US and European one to shame.

    Chinese solar panels used to not be great, but today they're easily competitive with the best that US and European vendors have to offer but at a fraction of the cost.

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    Trust Index 2023 to 2024: Developing Countries Lead on Trust
  • Idk about you but as a Canadian in the US I feel like it's dangerous to speak out against the US-backed genocide in Gaza.

    GOP Presidential Candidates Threaten to Revoke Visas From Pro-Palestine Students

    In a two-party system when one party will seek to deport me for speaking out, it's not exactly the bastion of free speech you make it out to be.

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    Amid Grid Breakdown, Chinese Firms Offer Effective Solar For Nigerian Households
  • Yunnan province’s Department of Commerce donated 200 sets of off-grid photovoltaic equipment to rural Nigeria under the ‘Green Energy Africa, One Belt, One Road lightening Up of Thousands of Households’.

    Holy shit what if Nigeria leapfrogs the massive fossil fuel-driven industrial revolution and jumps straight into an electrified future?

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  • thewillnews.com Amid Grid Breakdown, Chinese Firms Offer Effective Solar For Nigerian Households

    April 7, (THEWILL)- Monday Wisdom needs regular power in his metal workshop in Sokoto, north-west Nigeria. But, unable to rely on the public grid, he depends on a diesel generator, at significant personal expense, pollution and noise. “I spend no less than 4,000 naira (about US$5) to purchase diesel...

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    www.cnn.com North Korean TV censors British gardening show host’s jeans | CNN

    North Korea’s state broadcaster, KCTV, has blurred out a pair of jeans worn by veteran British TV host Alan Titchmarsh as part of the country’s censorship of foreign fashion and culture.

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    www.pm.gc.ca Securing Canada’s AI advantage

    AI is already unlocking massive growth in industries across the economy. Many Canadians are already feeling the benefits of using AI to work smarter and faster.

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    Huawei to Pay Out USD10.7 Billion Annul Dividend for 2023
  • Split evenly, this would be more than 70,000 USD per employee. Of course, the ownership structure isn't entirely flat, but (for example) the founder and CEO only has a 0.7% share.

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    ‘Lavender’: The AI machine directing Israel’s bombing spree in Gaza
  • In an unprecedented move, according to two of the sources, the army also decided during the first weeks of the war that, for every junior Hamas operative that Lavender marked, it was permissible to kill up to 15 or 20 civilians; in the past, the military did not authorize any “collateral damage” during assassinations of low-ranking militants. The sources added that, in the event that the target was a senior Hamas official with the rank of battalion or brigade commander, the army on several occasions authorized the killing of more than 100 civilians in the assassination of a single commander.

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  • www.972mag.com ‘Lavender’: The AI machine directing Israel’s bombing spree in Gaza

    The Israeli army has marked tens of thousands of Gazans as suspects for assassination, using an AI targeting system with little human oversight and a permissive policy for casualties, +972 and Local Call reveal.

    One source stated that human personnel often served only as a “rubber stamp” for the machine’s decisions, adding that, normally, they would personally devote only about “20 seconds” to each target before authorizing a bombing — just to make sure the Lavender-marked target is male. This was despite knowing that the system makes what are regarded as “errors” in approximately 10 percent of cases, and is known to occasionally mark individuals who have merely a loose connection to militant groups, or no connection at all.

    Moreover, the Israeli army systematically attacked the targeted individuals while they were in their homes — usually at night while their whole families were present — rather than during the course of military activity. According to the sources, this was because, from what they regarded as an intelligence standpoint, it was easier to locate the individuals in their private houses. Additional automated systems, including one called “Where’s Daddy?” also revealed here for the first time, were used specifically to track the targeted individuals and carry out bombings when they had entered their family’s residences

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    Beware of terrorism's shift towards the East
  • Within an order of magnitude? You can't give a number within an order of magnitude? There's only 20 million Muslims in China. There's only 9 reasonable answers (10^0, 10^1, 10^2, ... ~10^8), and any answer you give covers 3. In fact, 10^0 and 10^8 aren't really "answers" because they're entirely dominated by the other options, so you have 7 reasonable answers.

    You fucking kidding me? You might as well have said 0, because that's about as much good as your answer did. You made the claim, now back it up.

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    Global glut turns solar panels into garden fencing option
  • China is rotating construction workers into solar panel deployment. May are theorizing that this will be the last great rotation of China's glut of blue collar workers. Projections always assume market effects at play, but those don't always hold for China.

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    Arab, International condemnations of Israeli attack on Iran consulate pour in
  • It's absolutely deplorable that the Canadian government has been silent. A Canadian citizen, working for humanitarian relief, killed by what amounts to an extrajudicial assassination.

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    Beware of terrorism's shift towards the East
  • Obviously, ISKP has become the core force of the "Islamic State" armed force, and its position can be regarded as the new core and top-level position of the "Islamic State". The surviving "Islamic State" armed forces did not hesitate to publicly change their stance to show favor to the United States and Europe and become enemies of China, Russia and Iran, hoping to take advantage of the confrontation between major powers to profit from chaos.

    In fact, the "Islamic State" armed forces have chosen sides in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and continue to attack Russian targets, which not only shows its vitality but also shows its goodwill towards the United States and Europe. At a time when relations between Russia, the United States, Russia and Europe are extremely deteriorating, the United States and Europe will naturally not have much sympathy for Russia's terrorist attacks, and silence itself is a great encouragement to the "Islamic State" armed forces. Similarly, the "Islamic State" armed forces have listed China, the "number one" strategic rival of the United States, as their enemy, which is bound to strengthen mutual understanding and even establish a utilitarian "non-alignment alliance."

    After the regime change in Afghanistan, the "Islamic State" armed forces listed China, Russia and Iran as their priority opponents. Based on survival needs or higher negotiation demands, they are bound to list China, Russia and Iran as key attack targets to please the US and European camps. The "Islamic State" armed forces are aware of the pain of the United States and NATO losing Afghanistan, and understand that they are extremely unwilling to be replaced by neighboring powers such as China, Russia, and Iran. Therefore, they are willing to act as Washington's de facto agent and shadow ally by confronting the Afghan government and being hostile to China, Russia, and Iran. Use terrorist attacks to harm the normal development and core interests of China, Russia and Iran.

    Water has no permanent shape, and soldiers have no permanent potential. In the 1980s, based on the common desire to fight against Soviet expansion, Osama. Book. Bin Laden formed an alliance with the United States and received training and funding from the CIA. After the Soviet Union withdrew its troops and disintegrated, conflicts between the two sides escalated and they turned against each other. Nowadays, the world situation has changed drastically, and the relationship between enemies and friends has been restructured. It is not a fantasy that the new generation of terrorists who pursue the "Bin Laden Doctrine" and the United States have expanded the intersection of interests and strategically formed a philanthropic relationship.

    This is one of the most nuanced takes I've seen discussing the issue of why ISIS has shifted from the West to the East: due to emerging geopolitical friction between the Western powers and the Eastern powers, ISIS has decided to adopt bin Laden's playbook by aligning with one faction (to receive logistical support, training, etc.) against the other. I'd recommend reading.

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  • edition.cnn.com ‘Artificial sun’ sets record for time at 100 million degrees Celsius in latest advance for nuclear fusion | CNN

    The Korean Institute of Fusion Energy announced a new world record for the length of time it managed to sustain temperatures seven times hotter than the sun’s core

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    www.democracynow.org Israel Ends Siege on Al-Shifa Hospital After Killing More Than 400 Palestinians

    The Israeli military has ended its two-week siege on Al-Shifa Hospital, leaving Gaza’s largest medical complex in shambles. The World Health Organization says at least 21 patients died since the siege began. Authorities in Gaza said the Israeli military killed more than 400 Palestinians, including m...

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    www.barrons.com Paris Mayor Says Russian, Belarusian Athletes 'Not Welcome' At Olympics

    Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Saturday Russian and Belarusian athletes "were not welcome" at the Olympics being staged in the French capital this year.

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    news.umich.edu US universities secretly turned their back on Chinese professors under DOJ's China Initiative

    American universities increasingly distanced themselves from Chinese professors targeted under the China Initiative and similar federal agency investigations, often pressuring them to resign voluntarily or retire early.

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    apnews.com Syria reports Israeli airstrikes near the city of Aleppo. A war monitor says 42 people are dead

    The Syrian army says Israeli airstrikes near the northern city of Aleppo have killed and wounded several people and caused damage.

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