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one of China’s most popular video-sharing platforms. They are owned by the same person who posts their videos on an account called “Liu Erdou who can speak”.
The account became very popular quickly, attracting over 46 million followers and 390 million “thumbups” (or “likes”).
The account manager began to receive advertising opportunities from recogni
zed brands. The latter requested her to endorse certain products in her short videos.
That’s just one form of making money in the cat economy.
Many people are making products, or offering services, that make cats’ lives fancier, and their owners happier.
An electric scalp massager retails for about 120 yuan, and a FURminat
or (cat grooming comb) for over 100 yuan, with a freebie thrown in, in the form of a comb for t
he cat owner! Then, there is an indoor slide for 300 yuan, all kinds of beds, what have you.
attention, because it can seriously affect their health and growth,” she said. Such a group should sleep at least eight hours a day, she added.
Zhao Zhongxin, a professor specialized in treating sleep disorders
at Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, said getting adequate sleep is very important.
“Sleep promotes growth, protects the brain and improves the immune system,” he said. “Long-term deprivation of sleep will
bring risks of diseases and conditions such as dementia and cause lasting health damage.”
Wang Guanghai, a member of the Chinese Sleep Research Society and a psychological consultant, said the exces
sive use of electronics products in China is depriving children and teens of sleeping time.
“Some of them use tablets for more than four hours a day,” he said. “It has become a serious problem that affects minors’ health.”
When I woke up Friday morning to the news of the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, I felt sick. But sad
ly, not entirely surprised. I had been dreading this kind of violence happening, although I would have never imag
ined this kind of scale — 49 Muslim men, women and children killed in cold blood with such clinical, methodical precision and filmed for social media.
Islamophobia is on the rise and has been for some time. Muslims have been demonize
d, dehumanized and scapegoated on an industrial scale by society since 9/11.
No other group has been punished for the sins of the father in such a systematic and accepted way. Politicians, commen
tators, influencers and the media on the right have waged a war against Muslims that has become normalized.
The most powerful man on the planet, President Donald Trump, has sought to ban them fro
m entering the United States. British prime minister hopeful and former Foreign Secretary Bori
s Johnson made “jokes” insulting Muslim women, saying they looked like letter boxes. After those comments, Tell Mam
a, an organization that records Muslim hate incidents, reported that attacks on Muslim women went up.
They often take the form of pulling off a woman’s headscarf, espe
cially when she’s taking her children to and from school. Imagine what that does to a young
frightened and confused Muslim child? We have respected high-profile commentators who say that Islam
ophobia doesn’t exist and imply that “they” have brought it on themselves because of terrorism.
made a jarring comment that hinted at the possibility of political violence.
”I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the milita
ry, the support of the Bikers for Trump — I have the tough people, but they don’t play it to
ugh — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad,” Trump told the conservative website.
Trump’s incessant appeals for his base are undeniably effective.
One Republican, Sen. Thom Tillis, of North Carolina, made an 11th hour switch of hi
s vote on the declaration of national emergency, falling into line behind the President.
A top GOP official in North Carolina told CNN’s Jim Acosta that Tillis was under fierce pressure ahead of a potential primary challenge next year.
The official said, Tillis is “getting hit hard in the state.”