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Nicole Kidman’s Quarantine Exception Sparks Anger in Hong Kong

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted privileges long enjoyed by most white and Western expats in the former British colony of Hong Kong. This sparked anger among much of the region’s majority Chinese population. Anger peaked in August after Australian actress Nicole Kidman was allowed to escape strict quarantine when she …

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Chiang Kai-shek Statue Removal Proposal In Taiwan Sparks Controversy

A cabinet-level commission in Taiwan has proposed removing a giant statue of its former president, Chiang Kai-shek. This statue adorns a monument building dedicated to the military leader, who was Taiwan’s president from 1949 until his death in 1975. But the proposal, which is part of the commission’s larger plan …

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