TIPP Takes

A lot is going on in the world that influences America and its domestic and international policy decisions. TIPP Takes aims to provide you with relevant, bite-sized news information that you may have missed or that may not have received adequate attention in American National News services.

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'Xi Jinping Is My Spiritual Leader': China's Education Drive In Tibet

China is broadening its political education campaign as it celebrates the 70th anniversary of its control over Tibet.

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Beijing Stoking Discontent With Negative News Spin

Beijing is ramping up its cognitive warfare by aggregating negative news reports to stoke public discontent toward the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tokyo Olympics: Why People Are Afraid To Show Support For The Games

Japan is not a country known for protests. So when people take to the streets in large numbers, it gets noticed.

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Kurdistan’s PUK Forges Alliance With Pro-Iran Factions In Iraq Ahead Of Election

The visit to Baghdad by a delegation of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the Kurdish nationalist party founded by the late President Jalal Talabani, reflected a tendency by the PUK to openly ally itself with parties and militias loyal to Iran.

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China's Repression Of Uyghurs Is 'Crime Against Humanity', Amnesty Says

The repression of hundreds of thousands of China's Uyghur Muslim minority amounts to "crimes against humanity," a report published by human rights group Amnesty International said.

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Chinese Authorities Arrest Over 1,100 People In Crypto Crime Crackdown

The arrests come amid a greater call to take on financial crimes nationwide.

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Starbucks Faces Drinks Ingredients Shortage In US

The coffee chain said it was seeing "temporary supply shortages" for items such as oat milk.

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Japan And Australia Stress Importance Of 'Peace And stability' In Taiwan Strait For First Time

Japan and Australia affirmed the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait while agreeing to deepen bilateral security cooperation amid China's rising assertiveness in regional waters.

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Olympics: India Drops Chinese Kit Sponsor Ahead Of Tokyo Games

India’s Olympics body says the decision is linked to public sentiment following last year’s border clashes between the two nations.

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Doctors Without Borders Ordered To Stop Work In Myanmar City

An international medical charity warned of "life-threatening" consequences for thousands of HIV and tuberculosis patients in Myanmar after it was ordered by the junta to stop work in a southern city.

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The Powerful New Use For Cocoa

The world's largest producer of cocoa, the Ivory Coast, has found an inventive use for the cocoa plant that could power millions of homes.

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Eritrea Blames The U.S. For ‘Destablisation’ In Ethiopia’s Tigray

Eritrea's foreign minister accuses Biden administration of 'stoking further conflict and 'destabilization' in Ethiopia's north.