China bans celebrity rankings in bid to ‘rectify chaos in the fan community’ | China

[ad_1] Chinese authorities have banned online lists ranking celebrities by popularity, as regulators continue a drive to “clean up” fame and fandom culture. According to regulations published in state media, all existing lists that rank Chinese stars must also be removed from the internet. Only lists that rank works such as songs, films and TV … Read more

Kabul airport atrocity offers a glimpse of the chaos to come in Afghanistan | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The tempting comparison between the withdrawals of US forces from Kabul in 2021 and Saigon in 1975 has offered diminishing returns over the past 12 days. Whereas about 7,000 people were evacuated from Vietnam (5,500 Vietnamese civilians and about 1,500 Americans), more than 95,000 people have left Afghanistan in a historic airlift since 14 … Read more