2 mn read The U.S. government’s attitude toward Taiwan has always been i ntentionally ambiguous. In 1949, the U.S. allowed Chiang Kai-shek, who had lost t he Chinese Civil War in Mainland China, to rule Taiwan dictatorially to c ounterbalance Communist China. In 1979, the U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with the Republic of China to unite with the Chinese Communist Party to confront the Soviet Union. Even in recent years, the U.S. has not dared to take a stand on the issue of Taiwan’s independence, indicating that U .S. foreign policy remains strategically ambiguous and that the US tacitly supports the status quo. In response, Michael Johns, a leader of the Tea Party and speechwriter for former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, stated directly in an interview with Eat News that he supports Taiwan’s independence and emphasized that his position has always been the same.
4 mn read Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the central foreign policy of the United States has been focused on the Middle East. In addition to the competition for oil resources, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Bush administration sent U.S. troops to attack Iraq and Afghanistan and stationed troops in the Middle East. It was only after the Obama administration launched its pivot to the Asia-Pacific region in its second term. Also, Trump was elected president in 2016 with an “anti-China” slogan that U.S. foreign policy moved from the Middle East to China. Now, David H. Rundell, a 30 years veteran of the U.S. State Department and a longtime diplomat based in the Middle East, gives an exclusive interview to Eat News to analyze Trump and Biden administrations’ Middle East policies.
3 mn read YouTube is undoubtedly the most popular and largest video platform today, but it is becoming increasingly unfriendly to the video creators who use it as it grows. In addition to frequent errors in detecting copyright through artificial intelligence, YouTube videos are often marked “Not suitable for most advertisers” because of politically sensitive issues, which affects YouTubers’ revenue. As a result, many new English language video platforms have emerged, including Rumble, Gab TV, and more. Among all these platforms, LBRY stands out because of its use of the new technology of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Besides, they offered the choice of a Mandarin inference earlier than other platforms.
5 mn read After the 2020 United States presidential election, Republican incumbent President Donald Trump lost to Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, whom Trump has frequently accused of winning the election through fraud and deception. On Election Night, Biden was projected the winner in Arizona by Fox News, a conservative media outlet that has consistently supported Trump in the past. Since then, Trump and his supporters have decided to boycott Fox News and switch to other conservative media outlets. Newsmax is one option. Eat News secured an exclusive interview with Newsmax head Christopher Ruddy on January 15.
4 mn read As flights around the world were canceled and plane tickets postponed during the pandemic lockdown, travel bloggers were lost at home without access to travel. Many digital creators in the United States rely on international trips and exclusive hotels they visit in order to promote content. Along with that, more than 32,000 airline workers who depend on travel for income were furloughed as a result of the pandemic.
4 mn read The pandemic has redefined nearly every facet of the suddenly shut-down entertainment industry. As in-person filming could no longer take place in studios, animated movies and TV series spiked in popularity, mainly for the convenience of streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. During the early stages of the pandemic, Netflix announced that it gained 10 million new subscribers when countries ordered residents to stay home and it reached nearly 193 million subscribers worldwide, making it tough for its competitors to keep up. The downside mentioned in the company’s statement said, “We expect the paused productions will lead to a more second half weighted content slate in terms of our big titles, although we anticipate the total number of originals for the full year will still be higher than 2020.”
5 mn read “I was looking at universal symbols of female strength across cultures and kept coming up with an oval or womb shape”, said Diana Kellogg.
4 mn read Joe Biden’s victory of becoming the 46th president-elect of the U.S. ignited a variety of reactions across the country. After a long week of anticipating results, Biden won a number of swing states and 20 electoral college votes in Pennsylvania, making him surpass the 270 electoral votes needed to gain the presidency. Democrat Biden received over 70 million votes, making him the first candidate ever to do so. Senator Kamala Harris also made history by becoming the first woman and first Black and South Asian American to serve as vice president of the country.
3 mn read People in Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong generally support the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States because Trump’s policies towards Communist China have made it unnecessary for neighbouring countries to appease China. Who’s anti-Communist China, Trump or Biden?
3 mn read Disney’s live-action remake of the animated film “Mulan” is receiving mixed reviews in the United States after its Disney+ release on September 4. The movie has faced criticism for reasons varying from the filmmakers’ decisions in changing aspects of the original characters, soundtrack and battle scenes from the 1998 animated version.