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    Inside the ‘Misinformation’ Wars – The New York Times

    This hints at a weakness of the new focus on misinformation: It’s a technocratic solution to a problem that’s as much about politics as technology. The new social media-fueled right-wing populists lie a lot, and stretch the truth more. But as American reporters quizzing Donald Trump’s fans on camera discovered, his audience was often in […] More

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    00 – The New York Times

    In what may be their country’s most significant elections in more than a decade, Hondurans will head to the polls on Sunday to choose a new president, a political contest that has been marred by violence and is being closely watched in Washington. With issues like violent crime and poverty forcing an ever-increasing number of […] More

  • “It’s Coming” – New York Gov. Hochul Declares State of Emergency Due to Omicron Variant

    New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) declared a state of emergency due to the new “Omicron” Covid variant spreading in Africa. The declaration goes into effect on December 3 and gives the Health Department the power to limit “non-essential” procedures (will likely be enforced through the lens of equity) at hospitals. “We continue to see […] More

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    In a Picture-Postcard New York Town, Racist Incidents Rattle Schools

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. — When students in the town of Pittsford, N.Y., an affluent suburb just outside Rochester, flowed back into schools this fall, something troubling emerged: a video of a white student brandishing a gun and making a racist threat. “People be like, ‘Why do you carry a gun?’” the boy says in the short […] More

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    Cozy Season Is Here – The New York Times

    Good morning. It’s a pleasure to greet you this Friday after Thanksgiving, at the dawn of cozy season, here in the dwindling days of the year. I usually write to Times readers via the At Home and Away newsletter, where, for months, I’ve been contemplating ways we can lead a full and cultured life during […] More

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    80 Years of Holiday Shopping in New York

    We’ll be crowding more and clicking less, carrying more shopping bags and waiting for fewer deliveries. This holiday shopping season is shaping up to be more in-person than last year’s, but it isn’t likely to be as carefree as in the Before Times. Abbreviated store hours, product shortages, Covid restrictions and safety concerns are expected […] More

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    彭帅事件对中国“我也是”运动意味着什么 – The New York Times

    欢迎阅读本期“海外华人札记”,我是常驻纽约的华文记者荣筱箐。每周四我们将一起从华人视角解读、探讨新闻热点、品析时报精华文章。欢迎点击这里订阅,或推荐给朋友。 中国网球名将彭帅在微博发帖称遭中国前副总理张高丽性侵后,很多关心中国女性权益的人似乎陷入了同情与激动交织的情绪中。彭帅的处境让很多人牵挂,而这件事引发的关注也让一些女权活动人士受到鼓舞,因为中国的“我也是”运动(这项运动在社交媒体上有时也被称为“米兔”,源自“MeToo”的谐音)终于在国际社会发出了强音。现居美国的中国女权活动家吕频发推特说,从张高丽到吴亦凡、朱军、刘强东,这些在这场运动中被揭发的名人只不过是冰山一角,“但是也‘感谢’这些人吧,是他们的名声携带了米兔的效应到更远的地方。” 彭帅在发布了最初的微博后没有再发表任何公开评论,目前在微博上已无法搜索出她的帐号。张高丽未对此作出任何公开回应。但无论她的说法是否属实,本人的初衷又是如何,彭帅确实让中国的“我也是”运动走向了世界。 中国对可能触发草根权益抗争意识的女权运动一向警觉,相关活动被叫停、活动人士被拘捕的事件屡见不鲜。也因为如此,中国的“我也是”运动虽说与欧美国家几乎是前后脚起步,但没过多久就成了政府严防死守的对象,失去了成长空间。作为受害人的女性难逃被打压、被“网暴”,甚至被起诉诽谤的境遇,往往只能在孤立无援中自己舔舐伤口。虽然该运动仍顶着高压坚持发展,但因为难以获得国际社会的关注与声援,失去了汲取营养的大片田野,成了夹缝中求生的盆栽。在此之前,虽说被指控强奸的明星吴亦凡是加拿大籍,针对京东老板刘强东性侵中国留学生的诉讼是在美国法庭提出的,被前实习生指控性骚扰的朱军是中国中央电视台的知名主持人,但关注这些事件的大多都是中国人,相关讨论也大多是在中国语境下进行,中国官方基本可以做到一手掌握事件的舆论走向。 这时候,彭帅出现了。在中国至今所有能与“我也是”运动有所关联的事件中,只有这一桩,是不用多作解释就能让国际社会对涉事双方的分量都一目了然的。不仅是因为彭帅在网球赛场上的成就,更因为张高丽在中国的政治地位,使国际社会对于这起事件的关注不仅没有随着时间推移而减弱,反而与日俱增。 国际社会的关注点当然并不只是“我也是”。在如今中西对立势态越来越明显的背景下,中国但凡有什么风吹草动,都很容易被政治化。国际社会对中国的不透明体制本就不信任,中国宣传机器对彭帅事件进行的一系列“灭火”操作,结果反倒是火上浇油。西方世界因人权问题呼吁抵制北京冬季奥运会的声浪,也因此愈发汹涌。一些流亡海外的异见人士甚至认为,这起事件与中共权利内斗密切相关。 但这场以“#彭帅在哪里”为由头的政治角力,即使彭帅被证实安然无恙并被允许独立公开发声,最终都避不开一个底线。正如WTA巡回赛首席执行官史蒂夫·西蒙在国际奥委会主席与彭帅视频通话的录像发布之后所说的:“这段视频并没有改变我们的呼吁,即对她的性侵指控进行全面、公正、透明且不受审查的调查,这正是我们最初关切的问题。” 而这也正是中国与所有其他国家的“我也是”运动的共同原点——按照国际惯例对相关指控进行公开、彻底的调查。这是公众对这起事件的普遍期待,可能也是所有鼓起勇气说出“我也是”的性侵受害者的初衷。 但以这样的方式“与国际接轨”对中国“我也是”运动的长远命运来说是福是祸尚未可知。在国际压力面前向来态度强硬的中国政府究竟会展开调查,还是出于对外国势力介入的担忧对女权运动斩草除根,前景很难预测。而彭帅今后的命运会怎样?其他遭遇性侵的普通中国女性的命运又会如何?这些问题可能更令人揪心吧。 近期不容错过的文章还有: 拜登之子参与创办的公司是如何帮助中国获得钴矿的。时报调查发现,亨特·拜登参与创建的投资公司曾帮助洛阳钼业从美国公司手中收购刚果(金)的钴矿。白宫发言人否认总统对其子与这笔交易的关系知情。我们的调查也发现,在这场中美的钴矿争夺战中,一场清洁能源革命再次陷入一个剥削、贪婪和手腕的循环,而美国几乎是把资源拱手让给了中国。 新研究发现,新冠零号感染者可能是武汉华南海鲜市场的一名小贩,这为病毒源头的争论提供了新的线索,但距离确切的答案仍然还很遥远。(阅读本文中文版) 观点:哥伦比亚大学教授、耶鲁大学讲师安德鲁·索罗门的书在中国出版时,有关“六四”事件和作者本人是同性恋的内容被编辑悄悄删除以求过审,如今他的书又被列入了美国得州的书籍“黑名单”。他发现得州的审查和中国使用的方法是一样的:制造恐惧心理,让人们不敢乱讲话。(阅读本文中文版) 1980年代,台湾武打明星刘忠良在纽约拍摄了一部功夫片《纽约忍者》(New York Ninja),但制作还没完成,发行商就已经倒闭,影片因此被束之高阁。后人根据当年留下的影像素材重新录音剪辑,制作出的影片于近期问世,明年初将在美国院线上映。 80岁的宫崎骏再出新片,时报T Magazine对他的专访展现了这位日本动画大师的“矛盾”:作为导演,他在揭露人性时既富有同情心又充满批判性;在生活中,他是反战主义者但又热爱战机。这也是宫崎骏自2014年以来首次接受英文媒体采访,他还谈了些什么? 感谢阅读本期“海外华人札记”,欢迎来信与我们分享您的想法:cn.letters@nytimes.com。点击这里查看往日更新。欢迎在Twitter(@nytchinese)、Instagram和Facebook上关注我们,了解更多中文资讯。也欢迎访问中文网首页阅读更多新闻。下期再见。 View the Original Article More

  • New York City Cancels Theodore Roosevelt

    New York City recently removed a statue of Thomas Jefferson from their city hall. Now a statue of Theodore Roosevelt is on the chopping block. The statue, which stands outside the Museum of Natural History, is going to be sent off to North Dakota. Leftists are actively erasing American history from public view. The New […] More

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    What Is SSENSE? – The New York Times

    MONTREAL — In June, when Rami Atallah, the chief executive of Ssense, learned that the online retailer he founded had received an investment that valued the company at $4.1 billion, he kept his cool. There were no uncorked bottles or public victory laps. His daily grind of consecutive Zoom meetings continued, unperturbed. Never mind that […] More

  • “We Build the Wall” Campaign Urges Supreme Court to Overturn Unconstitutional Actions by the Southern District of New York

    The “We Build the Wall” campaign is asking the Supreme Court to overturn the unconstitutional actions taken against the entity by the corrupt Southern District of New York.   In 2020, in the few days between the Democrat National Convention and the Republican National Convention, the Southern District of New York (SDNY) used lawfare to put […] More

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    Turkey Without Covid – The New York Times

    If the U.S. government had done a better job making rapid Covid-19 tests available, the advice for how to use them this holiday weekend would be easy: Take one at the start of every day when you planned to spend time with people outside your household. That approach is possible in other countries. In Britain, […] More

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