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Sri Lanka: Man Dies Waiting for Rationed Gasoline

Drivers are waiting in long queues at an Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) filling station in Colombo, Sri Lanka on July 02, 2022. (Photo by Pradeep Dambarage/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

A 53-year-old man died in Sri Lanka’s western town of Aluthgama on Tuesday while waiting in line for gasoline, which has been strictly rationed in the country since March because of a dire financial crisis, Sri Lanka’s News First website reported Wednesday.


Sri Lanka: Man Dies Waiting for Rationed Gasoline

A 53-year-old man died in Sri Lanka’s western town of Aluthgama on Tuesday while waiting in line for gasoline, which has been strictly rationed in the country since March because of a dire financial crisis, Sri Lanka’s News First website reported Wednesday.

Drivers are waiting in long queues at an Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) filling station in Colombo, Sri Lanka on July 02, 2022. (Photo by Pradeep Dambarage/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Hong Kong Swears In Hardline Communist as Chief Executive

Former police officer and ardent Communist Party loyalist John Lee became the chief executive of Hong Kong on Friday, the 25th anniversary of China’s takeover of the once-British city, with a mandate from Beijing to ensure that pro-democracy protests never return.

Hong Kong's new Chief Executive John Lee gives a speech following his swearing-in as the city's new leader, during a ceremony to inaugurate the government in Hong Kong on July 1, 2022, on the 25th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. (Photo by Selim CHTAYTI / POOL …

China Blocks Journalists from Covering 25th Anniversary of Hong Kong Takeover

The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) on Tuesday announced the Chinese Communist Party had barred at least ten local and international media organizations — including Reuters, Bloomberg News, AFP, and the South China Morning Post — from covering the 25th anniversary of the United Kingdom handing Hong Kong over to China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends an event commemorating the 110th anniversary of Xinhai Revolution at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Oct. 9, 2021. China was one of the biggest stories of 2021. Top stories included its human rights records in the Xinjiang region, Tibet and Hong …

Chinese Propaganda Outlet: San Antonio Migrant Deaths a ‘Stain on Washington’s Human Rights Record’

China’s regime-run Global Times communist propaganda outlet condemned the discovery of at least 51 dead people attempting to illegally enter the United States on Monday in San Antonio, Texas, as a “stain on Washington’s human rights record” despite overwhelming evidence that the deaths were the product of extralegal human trafficking, not actions by the American government.

The front page of a Chinese newspapers showing the picture of the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, the 46th US President, at a newsstand in Beijing on January 21, 2021. (Photo by WANG Zhao / AFP) (Photo by WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images)

Elderly Chinese Man Attempts to Slap Police for Attacking Daughter at Coronavirus Checkpoint

Police officers in northeastern China’s Dandong city arrested a 41-year-old woman surnamed Hao last week after she attempted to drive her elderly father to a hospital to retrieve medicine during a local Chinese coronavirus lockdown, the Global Times reported over the weekend, noting that the woman’s father attempted to slap one of the police officers after the officer shoved Hao to the ground.

Police officers wearing protective gear control access to a tunnel in the direction of Pudong district in lockdown as a measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Shanghai on March 28, 2022. - Millions of people in China's financial hub were confined to their homes on March 28 as the eastern …