Netizens support iPhone’s use of China-developed BeiDou system
People line up in a square outside Apple's new flagship store in Sanlitun, Beijing. Photo:Li Hao/GTApple's new 5G-enabled iPhone 12, which is equipped with a China-developed navigation system for the first time, raised heated discussion among Chinese users after the launch event on Wednesday against the backdrop of rising tension amid a China-US trade and technology war."iPhone 12 with built-in BeiDou Navigation Satellite System" became a top-trending topic on China's Twitter-like social media platform Sina Weibo, with over 6 million views and 2,300 comments as of press time.Some netizens voic...
Netizens across former Yugoslavia celebrate 75 years of women's suffrage
A married couple of Yugoslav Partisans in a photo taken in Slovenia, 1944. Source: znaci.net. Public Domain.This past August 11 marked 75 years since now-dissolved Yugoslavia's granted women the right to vote. Human rights activists and feminists from the successor states remembered the date by sharing photos from that period on social media — and used the opportunity to advocate for equal rights.Universal suffrage was part of the political program of Yugoslavia's communist-led resistance to occupation by Nazi Germany and its allies. It became law in 1945 following Nazi defeat, and women voted...
House to allow social media in budget talks
House to allow social media in budget talksDelon Porcalla(The Philippine Star) – September 3, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Netizens can now join deliberations on the P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021 when the House of Representatives starts its hearings tomorrow, in the spirit of transparency, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said.“We are the House of the People. We will be discussing the people’s money so people should have a voice. They should be able to give us their opinion, tell us what they want us to prioritize and witness the process firsthand,” Cayetano told reporters yesterday...
Saying no to salt will not help you live longer
Netizens may think otherwise, but scientific studies show that eliminating salt from one’s diet is not a healthy move. Both excessive salt consumption, as well as low intake of sodium, are injurious to health. Moderation is key.By Nabeela Khan InayatiOver the last few years, salt has gained a bad reputation, with people associating high salt consumption with health conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease. Is too much salt really the villain that it is made out to be?According to an update of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study published in The Lancet, sodium ...