China now requires face scans to sign up for phone service
China is as determined as ever to link real identities to the digital world. As of December 1st, anyone signing up for a new cellphone or cellular data contract is required to not only show their national ID card, but submit to a face scan to verify that identity. It's ostensibly meant to reduce fraud, but it also reduces your ability to use phone services in an anonymous way -- it'll be that much easier for the Chinese government to silence dissenters.There are privacy issues beyond that, too.
Amar ' e Stoudemire talks with @ROSGO21 about his conditioning & says he hopes to be back in the NBA . Stoudemire isn’t the first former NBAer to attempt a comeback after a few years removed from the TriState player Amar ' e Stoudemire during a BIG3 basketball game vs. Power on June 30
Amar ' e Carsares Stoudemire (Hebrew: אמארה סטודמאייר; /əˈmɑːreɪ ˈstɒdəmaɪər/; born November 16, 1982) is an American-Israeli professional basketball player for the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).
‘s brief stay in China is over and he’s now working out in South Florida in hopes of getting another shot at the NBA, according to of the New York Times.
The 37-year-old had some success with the Fujian Sturgeons, including a recent 33-point, 17-rebound game, but didn’t like being so far away from his family,.
Stoudemire hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2015-16 season, when he averaged 5.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in 52 games for the Heat. He announced his retirement following that season and signed a one-day ceremonial contract with the Knicks.
However, Stoudemire never stopped playing. He agreed to a two-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem, which he co-owns in the Israeli Basketball Premier League, and helped the team capture the league title. He announced his retirement again in 2017 but joined the BIG3 the following year. Stoudemire spent last season playing in Israel before going to China.
China urges U.S. to "correct its mistake" in expelling diplomats .
U.S. has yet to confirm that 2 Chinese officials, including a suspected intel officer, were kicked out months ago after driving onto a military base.The incident is the latest spat between the world's two biggest economies and comes days after they announced a truce in the form of a mini-deal to reduce some tariffs in a bruising trade war which has weighed on both sides.