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China sends stern warning to NATO

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China has sent a stern warning to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

The communist nation has warned NATO it won’t “sit back” in the face of any challenges, illustrating the potential for tensions to escalate while the United States tries to convince its allies to take a tougher approach to the Asian nation.

In a statement, Beijing says it doesn’t pose a “systemic challenge” to any country.

According to a statement posted Tuesday on the website of its mission to the European Union, China added that NATO should not exaggerate Beijing’s military power.

The statement also urged NATO to push forward with dialogue and cooperation, and said the bloc should work to safeguard international and regional stability.

The comments from Beijing come after NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told members of the media that NATO is “concerned by China’s coercive policies, which stand in contrast to the fundamental values enshrined in the Washington Treaty”

Stoltenberg cited the country’s rapidly expanding nuclear arsenal, military cooperation with Russia, and its use of disinformation as the reason for concern.

The communique released after the NATO meeting mentioned China 10 times, compared to just once after the last summit in 2019.

Russia was named more than 60 times this year. The document also said that the bloc “maintains a constructive dialogue with China where possible.”

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Airbus delivers first A350 jet from China plant

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Airbus is taking on China as a hub to help build its planes

Airbus has delivered the first A350 widebody jet from its Chinese Tianjin final assembly plant.

The aircraft was made for China Eastern Airlines and the completion further bolsters the manufacturer’s industrial footprint in China relative to rival Boeing.

The work conducted in Tianjin on the jet includes cabin installation, painting, production flight test, and aircraft delivery, Airbus said in a statement.

Airbus has been more aggressive than Boeing in moving parts of its manufacturing process to China

The planemaker has slowly transitioned its manufacturing to the communist nation, with the hope of increasing its share of sales in the world’s biggest market for new planes.

In 2008, Tianjin became the company’s first final assembly line for the A320 narrowbody jet outside Europe, and in 2017 it became a completion and delivery facility for the A330.

Airbus expects to deliver a total of five A350s from Tianjin this year

Airbus has been gaining market share in China as the domestic travel market has rebounded to pre-COVID leves.

Over at competitor, Boeing, the US-based manufacturer is still grappling with Chinese scrutiny over the 737 MAX and the death of orders of the troubled jet.

Boeing waited until December 2018 to open its first completion plant in China at Zhoushan for the 737 MAX, however, due to the model being grounded three months later following a second fatal crash, the MAX is yet to be approved in China.

Airbus gains Chinese popularity

Airbus successfully delivered 99 planes to China last year.

64 more jets were also delivered in the first half of this year despite the global pandemic.

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Twitter suspends another Republican politician from the platform

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Twitter suspends US Republican Majorie Taylor Greene

Twitter has again come down hard on users spreading misinformation


The social media giant has suspended US Republican Majorie Taylor Greene for 12 months after she ‘continuously spread false tweets’.

The Republican for Georgia violated the social media’s platform regarding COVID vaccines, and in one tweet, she stated that COVID-19 wasn’t dangerous for people unless they had are obese or over 65.

Twitter says the comments by Ms. Greene are misinformation, and the tech firm was forced to take action.

‘We took enforcement action on the account @mtgreenee for violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically the COVID-19 misleading information policy’ .

A Twitter spokesperson said:

The US is using vaccines made by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson under Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorisation.

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Burger King employees go viral after quitting in the best possible way

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Employees at a Burger King store in the USA have gone viral on social media after quitting in a very, public way

Employees at one the burger chain’s stores in Lincoln, Nebraska, staff put up a sign reading; “We all quit,”

The image then posted to social media, shows that the large sign outside the restaurant on July 10 read: “WE ALL QUIT. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.”

The note was posted last week after most restaurant employees tendered their resignations as they were fed up of the management. They stated that the store was understaffed, the working conditions were bleak, and the managers were “downright cruel”.

One of the store’s former managers revealed to the media that the employees had put the sign up as they were disgruntled with the way they were treated, but were told to take it down by upper management.

Rachael Flores, who previously was employed at the fast-food store as a general manager earlier this year, told KLKN-TV that employees in the kitchen worked with no air conditioning for weeks – even while temperatures outside and in, had been dreadful.

Ms. Flores stated that the kitchen was understaffed, with “only three or four workers on during lunch”.

The staffing issue forced her to work 50 to 60 hours per week

Flores then said that the idea for the sign was crafted by her fellow team members “just kind of a laugh to upper management.”

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