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US missiles give Taiwan ability to strike Chinese mainland
The United States has offered to supply Taiwan with weapons that can strike targets on the Chinese mainland as it helps the island increase its ability to counter any attack from Beijing. Military experts said the latest US arms sales, the first of their kind for more than four decades, were intended to enable Taipei to counter the increasingly modernized firepower of Beijing, which considers the self-ruled democracy to be part of its territory and has vowed to take the island – by force if necessary. The latest batch of proposed arms sales – the eighth to be approved during Donald Trump’s presidency – was welcomed by Taipei on Thursday in the face of growing military intimidation from Beiji
‘Grandma and grandson magic duo’ become internet stars in China
A “Grandma and grandson” duo from China’s Shanxi province has become internet stars for videos in which they appear to do magic. The 26-year-old magician performs simple tricks, only to be topped by the 76-year-old woman, who seems to perform a more complicated one. They have attracted more than 1 million fans on the country’s social media platforms.
The office pet you didn’t know you needed
A video production studio in Wuxi, China has employed a huarizo, a cross between a male llama and female alpaca, to bring joy to his “colleagues.” The company has been making videos about Tuo Baiwan’s daily life, and the clips have earned the animal fame on Chinese social media.
This 70-year-old grandma is a fitness guru
A grandma nearing 70 years old from Shanghai spends 2 hours every day working out. With perseverance and a strict diet, she shed 30 lbs in three months. She no longer has a fatty liver and has seen her blood pressure levels stabilize.
Master carpenter creates intricate toys for his grandson
“Grandpa Amu,” from eastern China’s Shandong province, is a master carpenter with millions of fans on social media around the world. He uses an ancient woodworking technique to create intricate toys for his young grandson.   Credit: https://www.ixigua.com/home/54200533861/
Tibetan soldier died ‘finally fighting our enemy’
When Tenzin Nyima was growing up in India’s western Himalayan region of Ladakh, his parents, worried about his strongheaded ways, sought out a local oracle for guidance. The sage told the family, who had fled to India from Tibet in 1966 several years after a failed uprising against Beijing, to stop fretting. Nyima was destined to be a “brave soul,” he said. Indeed, in 1987, Nyima, just 18, went to an army base in Leh, the capital of Ladakh, asking to be recruited into a secretive Indian paramilitary unit with Tibetan soldiers, known as the Special Frontier Forces (SFF). On August 30 this year, Nyima’s mother Dawa Palzom, 76, was reminded of the oracle’s words when she got off the phone with