The place isn’t for the average shopper. Yiwu is home to the world’s largest wholesale market, where global retailers look for items to stock on their own shelves. In building after cavernous building, buyers for companies big and small pick through stalls featuring hats, T-shirts, banners, face masks, baby toys, knapsacks, modeling clay and practically any other manufactured product that will delight the world’s fickle consumers. … [Read more...] about In China, an election bellwether flashes for Donald Trump
There’s just two weeks left until Election Day, and the polling currently has Joe Biden as the overwhelming favorite to take back the White House. Democrats look likely to retake the Senate, too. But if we’ve learned one thing about 2020, it’s that anything can happen—and you better believe that Silicon Valley lobbyists are planning for every potential eventuality. Depending on who wins the White House, the Senate, and what happens in local elections around the country, the impact on tech could vary wildly. Here’s a primer on what to expect with each possible outcome. … [Read more...] about Would a Democratic sweep help or hurt Silicon Valley?
In order to continue supporting Trump at this point, one has to be engaged in not only a denial of reality but a fantastically convenient counter-narrative. Trump didn’t drop the ball every step of the way during the coronavirus crisis—the Democrats did that! Trump never used his office to enrich his family and cozy up to China—his opponent did that! … [Read more...] about Here’s something about Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Borat 2’ scene that’s even more incriminating
The bigger concern now is the role of tiny particles known as aerosols that are generated when we talk, sing, or even just breathe. These particles, often smaller than 5 micrometers, can escape from cloth face masks and linger in air for up to about 12 hours. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finally acknowledged that risk on Oct. 5 after Trump was hospitalized and several other people in or close to the administration tested positive for COVID-19. … [Read more...] about At a superspreader event, where you sit matters