The Daily Populous

Saturday October 15th, 2022 night edition

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On Friday (Oct. 7), the Financial Times published an interview with Musk when he recommended Taiwan become absorbed into China as a special administrative zone that is "reasonably palatable."

The tech tycoon then speculated that while it "won't make everyone happy," the terms of Beijing's rule over Taiwan could be "more lenient than Hong Kong.".

On Tuesday (Oct. 11), Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said that Musk, "truly does not understand Taiwan nor cross-strait relations."

By Wednesday (Oct. 12), Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said the military would not buy more Tesla vehicles after his comments on converting Taiwan into a special administrative zone.

"Provided that China's sovereignty, security and development interests are guaranteed, after reunification Taiwan will enjoy a high degree of autonomy as a special administrative region," Mao said.

The announcement indicates the two models will soon enter the China market again after a long hiatus.

Taiwanese politicians and citizens alike said they believed Musk's pro-China comments reflected his business interests, with 30-50% of Tesla’s production coming from his Shanghai factory. »

Florida Dads Accused Of Shooting Each Other's Daughters In Road Rage Incident

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Two Florida men are each facing attempted murder charges after they allegedly shot at each other’s daughters during a road rage incident Saturday night.

William Joseph Hale, 35, and Frank Gilliard Allison, 43, were both arrested after a “cat and mouse” high-speed chase on Highway 1 in Nassau County, Florida.

Things got so tense, a witness told Nassau County Sheriff’s deputies that “he knew something bad was going to happen.”. »

The US should punish Saudi Arabia by taking away its air-defense systems and putting them in Ukraine, Sen. Chris Murphy says

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Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, suggested moving US air-defense systems from Saudi Arabia to Ukraine after the kingdom and Russia agreed to cut oil output.

Second, he said, US Patriot missile defense systems in Saudi Arabia should be removed and sent to Ukraine.

Saudi Arabia imports most of its weapons from the US, a relationship underpinning the geopolitical status quo in the region. »