The Daily Populous

Friday May 22nd, 2020 evening edition

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Taiwan has complained of increased Chinese military harassment since the coronavirus pandemic began, with fighter jets and naval vessels regularly approaching the island on drills China has described as routine.

China says Taiwan is its most sensitive and important territorial issue, and has never renounced the use of force to bring what it views as a Chinese province under its control, making the Taiwan Strait a potential military flashpoint.

China will improve policies and measures to encourage exchanges and cooperation across the Taiwan Strait, and protect the well-being of Taiwan’s people, he added.

“We will encourage them to join us in opposing Taiwan independence and promoting China’s reunification,” Li said.

Democratic Taiwan has shown no interest in being ruled by autocratic China.

A senior Taiwan official, however, told Reuters the absence of the word “peaceful” did not signal a fundamental change in China’s approach towards the island.

Tsai says Taiwan is already an independent country called the Republic of China, its formal name. »

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Sweeps to Number #1 TV Series in Netflix US

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After a few days on Netflix, Avatar: The Last Airbender has rocketed up the charts and is now currently the number 1 title on Netflix and the most popular TV series on Netflix in the US.

The series rose to the top spot on Netflix US on May 19th, 2020, and has since been at number 1 for May 20th and now, May 21st.

Of course, this will likely raise calls for Netflix to pick up the later series The Legend of Korra which isn’t currently streaming on Netflix. »

Remembering The Forgotten People Of Walden

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Thoreau paints Walden Pond as a place where a simpler, more honest life was possible.

Historian and Thoreau biographer Laura Walls says it was an area where you could "live out life on the margins of society, without anybody minding too much.

Many of the former slaves at the Codman Estate later, when they were abandoned to their freedom, squatted in Walden Woods. »

University of Minnesota law professor falsely accused of rape wins $1.2 million defamation judgment

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One of Wright’s attorneys, Cassandra Merrick, said Thursday that Wright declined to comment about the case including whether an appeal is being considered.

Parisi has taught law at the U and economics at the University of Bologna in Italy since 2006, according to the résumé posted on the law school’s website.

His U biography says he has written 10 books and roughly 200 papers in law and economics. »