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13:06  02 may  2021
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‘We’re coming to get you’: China’s critics facing threats, retaliation for activism in Canada

  ‘We’re coming to get you’: China’s critics facing threats, retaliation for activism in Canada The Chinese government’s repressive tactics aren’t constrained by borders, according to activists in Canada who have been on the receiving end of pro-CCP threats and intimidation.“Your f---ing mother is dead,” it read.

a car parked in a parking lot: Honda Civic Redesign Sketch Monkey © Motor1.com Honda Civic Redesign Sketch Monkey

Yes, we heard you. The new generation of the Civic isn't for everyone.

Truth be told, the new generation Honda Civic is receiving some serious backlash in terms of its exterior styling. The understatement has practically turned the previously boy-racer-type sedan into a mature-looking smaller brother of the Honda Accord. It's like the nameplate is all grown-up now ready to suit up for the corporate world.

Only 'true patriots' need apply: Beijing's tough new laws turn Hong Kong's elections into selections

  Only 'true patriots' need apply: Beijing's tough new laws turn Hong Kong's elections into selections The man who allegedly made his way onto Kendall Jenner's property to go swimming naked in her pool has been arrested on further charges.

While some people (like myself) aren't entirely offended by this move, we've seen others who have been bashing the automaker for this design direction. So much so that unofficial requests for redesign have been thrown around – and TheSketchMonkey on YouTube has answered the call.

The 14-minute sped-up process saw changes including some tweaks on the 11th-generation Civic's nose and a resize of the lower grille. The kink by the C-pillar was also updated, while the taillights were also given changes to give it a "sportier" look than the official model.

If you're looking for dramatic design changes via TheSketchMonkey's redesign attempt, you'd be greatly disappointed. The updates were really subtle, but do you think they did well in giving the Civic a more palatable appeal? You'd be the judge, but we encourage you to watch the video atop this page and skip towards the end for a comparison, both front and rear.

'A self-centred giant baby': How China is bashing Canada

  'A self-centred giant baby': How China is bashing Canada There was once a time when the official stance of the People’s Republic of China towards Canada was indifference spiced with the occasional Norman Bethune reference. Those days are now firmly over: Under the rule of Xi Jinping, China has adopted an openly aggressive stance towards the Maple Leaf, a position represented most notably by the imprisonment of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. © Provided by National Post Ambassador of China to Canada Cong Peiwu speaks as part of a panel at the Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence in Ottawa, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

Maybe Chip Foose Could Try His Hand On the Civic?

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Truth be told, the new Civic sedan's design is a matter of taste. You'd hate the new version if you adore the aggressive styling of the outgoing model, while those who were appalled by the Civic X's boy-racer appeal will surely love the new mature take.

Good thing the overall minimalist aesthetic of the new Civic's cabin has received a more positive consensus than the exterior – kind of a saving grace for Honda's most successful model to date.

Source: TheSketchMonkey

China Rising, Episode 1: Hostage Diplomacy .
In Episode 1, we'll examine the Chinese government's practice of detaining political prisoners by hearing directly from Canadians who've become caught in the crossfire. The Garratts' experience is eerily similar to the case of the 'Two Michaels,' Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, detained in China since December 2018. Using their stories and others as a guide, we'll explore how Western countries, including Canada, should respond to China's so-called 'hostage diplomacy.

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