But the possibility of setbacks remains. “Peninsula” was to have opened in Hong Kong on Wednesday. But that day became the first day of a new shut down ordered by the Hong Kong authorities in order to minimise the impact of a third wave of COVID-19 infections. Hong Kong cinemas were previously shut for six weeks from late March, but reopened in early May and have been operating largely normally, albeit with social distancing measures and without Hollywood tentpoles. … [Read more...] about ‘Peninsula’ Zombie Action Film Leads Box Office as Asian Audiences Return to Cinemas
Trump had mentioned KORUS on the campaign trail as a potential target in his efforts to crack down on allegedly unfair practices by major U.S. trading partners. And he had singled out Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for her role in crafting it. Clinton "unleashed a trade war against the American worker when she supported one terrible trade deal after another—from NAFTA to China to South Korea," Trump said from the stump. … [Read more...] about Trump Wanted a Trade War. Any Trade War. He Picked South Korea.
12:12 p.m. Scientists/educators defend Fauci: Two leading science and education groups are jumping to defend and promote Dr. Anthony Fauci in the face of a White House-led effort to “discredit and diminish” him, as the Infectious Diseases Society of America put it. “The only way out of this pandemic is by following the science,” the organization said. “If we have any hope of ending this crisis, all of America must support public health experts, including Dr. Fauci, and stand with science.” The Association of American Medical Colleges said it was “extremely concerned and alarmed by efforts to discredit” Fauci, “an independent and outspoken voice for truth as the nation has struggled to fight the coronavirus pandemic.” The campaign has emerged as President Trump pushes for schools to fully reopen despite cautionary guidance from government and other health experts. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: California unemployment filings rise in 17th week of shelter-in-place