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Once again, "woke" Hollywood is accused of "sanitizing" a movie poster to appease officials in the People's Republic of China.

Warner Bros. obediently removed a Black actress from the movie poster for the new blockbuster Dune.

Dune, starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Jason Momoa, opened in theaters everywhere on October 22.

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British actress Sharon Duncan-Brewster, 45, is conspicuously missing from the poster, which is being distributed in China.

The most famous example of Black erasure from movie posters in China was the release of the new Star Wars trilogy. Black actor John Boyega, who was central to the storyline, was minimized and moved to the bottom of the movie poster.

This isn't news to the Black community. China is notoriously anti-Black. Black people are banned from shopping in certain stores in China.

Dune, which is also available to stream on HBO Max, has topped the U.S. box office with $41 million.
 

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The LGBT+ community is still waiting for the Biden administration to respond to a recent Chinese court ruling that homosexuality is a mental disorder.

A court in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu recently ruled that being homosexual is a mental disorder. The court cited Chinese academic research to justify their position.

The ruling by the Jiangsu court upholds a lower court’s ruling that LBGT+ people are mentally disordered, the New York Post reported.

So far, the Biden administration has remained silent on the ruling. Their silence is in conflict with the Democratic party's enthusiastic support of the LGBT+ community, and particularly transgender individuals.

On Feb. 4, less than a month after his presidential inauguration, Joe Biden threatened Ghana and other west African countries with economic sanctions if they didn't expand protections for the LGBT+ community.

That same day, Biden directed U.S. agencies working abroad to work harder to combat the criminalization of homosexuals by foreign governments. Additionally, he directed the State Department to include anti-LGBTQ violence, discrimination and laws in its annual human rights report.

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In response to Biden's threat of economic sanctions, Ghana's Minister-designate for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said Ghana’s laws clearly criminalize the practice of homosexuality -- and those laws are not about to change.

"Ghana is a sovereign country but as part of our foreign policy we engage countries all over the world; America is one of our strongest friends. But in this country we have laws. And our laws work and must work," she said.

"So in spite of what somebody will say and in this case President Biden, the laws of Ghana criminalizes unlawful carnal knowledge and therefore the laws of Ghana definitely are supreme and that is what we all adhere to."

So far, there has not been a word from Biden on the Chinese court ruling.

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The White House will begin blocking app downloads of TikTok and WeChat starting this Sunday, Sept. 20, Tech Crunch reports.

The U.S. Commerce Department will enforce shutdowns of TikTok and WeChat, after President Donald Trump announced plans in August to ban the apps in this country amid security concerns.

Despite the ban on TikTok downloads this Sunday, a November 12 reprieve gives Chinese-owned TikTok until after the election to complete a complicated purchase deal with Oracle, Walmart and their partners without an interruption in service.

According to Businessinsider.com, "Oracle would own a minority stake in TikTok of less than 20%, while Walmart is also expected to take a stake in the popular social media company."

Walmart CEO Doug McMillion would likely have a seat on a new US board of directors for TikTok's American operations, CNBC reported.

"Today's actions prove once again that President Trump will do everything in his power to guarantee our national security and protect Americans from the threats of the Chinese Communist Party," said Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a statement.

"At the President's direction, we have taken significant action to combat China's malicious collection of American citizens' personal data, while promoting our national values, democratic rules-based norms, and aggressive enforcement of U.S. laws and regulations."

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Americans expressed outrage over viral photos taken at a crowded pool party at a water park in Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus originated.

Photos show thousands of Wuhan residents cooling off in a massive swimming pool at a water park in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on Saturday, Aug. 15.

No one in the crowd appeared to be wearing a face mask or social distancing. The central Chinese city was the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in December 2019.

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The Wuhan water park was closed earlier this year after the coronavirus swept through Wuhan, killing thousands. The park reopened in June and has been crowded ever since.

Social media users expressed outrage over the photos, especially since millions of Americans can't go to school or church because of restrictions and lockdowns in many U.S. states.

Global leaders have accused Chinese officials of delaying the news about the virus after it escaped a lab in Wuhan.

As of Tuesday, over 775,000 people have reportedly died from coronavirus-related illnesses around the world, according to data from John's Hopkins University.

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McDonald's corporate headquarters took swift action after a McDonald's restaurant in China banned Black people due to fears over the coronavirus.

The coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China in December, causes acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly, particularly those with chronic illnesses such as respiratory and heart problems, HIV/AIDS, obesity, and smokers.

One McDonald's restaurant in the city of Guangzhou posted a sign in English that reads: "We've been informed that from now on Black people are not allowed to enter the restaurant."

Tensions have been rising in the city, which is a hub for African traders and home to China's largest African community.

McDonald's issued a statement after the BBC broke the news about the racist ban.

"Immediately upon learning of an unauthorized communication to our guests at a restaurant in Guangzhou, we immediately removed the communication and temporarily closed the restaurant."

McDonald's added that they are conducting "diversity and inclusion" training at the location.

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Chinese researchers who analyzed over 72,000 patient records found that the Wuhan coronavirus has been more fatal in men than women.

Covid-19 primarily targets men, elderly, smokers and those with preexisting respiratory or cardiac conditions.

According to SCMP, doctors in central Wuhan are planning to conduct a study of the effects of Covid-19 on the male reproductive system after a smaller study of 81 men found that Covid-19 patients had roughly half the normal levels of the male sex hormone testosterone.

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Researchers analyzed blood samples from 81 men ages 20 to 54 who tested positive for the coronavirus and were hospitalized in January.

Previous studies show that the virus binds to ACE2 receptor cells which are found in the lungs, kidneys and testicles.

Researchers plan a long-term study which may include the collection and analysis of sperm samples as well as interviews with coronavirus patients.

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The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has asked scientists to investigate whether the deadly 2019 Coronavirus was bio-engineered in a laboratory.

ABC News reports that the OSTP sent a letter to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, asking that scientific experts "rapidly" look into the origins of the virus.

The news comes amid reports that the virus was developed in the only level 4 biohazard lab in China.

The Wuhan Institute of Virology lab is located near the Wuhan fish and wildlife market where Chinese authorities claim the virus jumped from animal to human.

ABC News' Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton asked the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease about concerns that the coronavirus could have been engineered or deliberately released into the population in Wuhan, China.

"There's always that concern," Dr. Anthony Fauci said. "And one of the things that people are doing right now is very carefully looking at [gene] sequences to see if there's even any possibility much less likelihood that that's going on."

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The White House has good reason to be concerned that the 2019 Coronavirus may have been developed inside a laboratory.

Zerohedge.com was immediately banned from Twitter.com after publishing a detailed article describing the work of one of China's top virologists and immunology experts, Dr. Peng Zhou.

For over a decade, Peng studied the immune system of Chinese horseshoe bats, which carry some of the world's deadliest pathogens such as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and Ebola, Marburg virus, and Lassa Virus.

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Peng studied bats to understand why they carried such dangerous pathogens inside them but never get sick.

Normally, SARS-like Coronavirus found in bats can not infect humans. Bat virus would have to be genetically engineered in a lab or evolve naturally in nature to infect humans.

The theory is that Peng and his team of researchers - after discovering they couldn't make the bats sick - began experimenting with bat Coronavirus to modify it to bind to human ACE2 receptor cells in the lungs to infect humans.

Zerohdege.com reports that Peng studied the STING pathway immune defenses in bats and injected the bats with genetically altered virus to overcome their pathways in order to make the bats sick. But the virus did not enter the bat cells.

Peng discovered that the combined SARS-like Coronavirus and HIV superbug could not attach to bat ACE2 receptor cells.

But the superbug was able to enter human cells via human ACE2 receptor cells.

Peng justified his research by claiming he modified the bat virus in order to develop a vaccine before the bat virus could naturally evolve to infect humans in nature.

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A prominent Chinese doctor who tried to warn fellow doctors about the deadly coronavirus has died, the hospital treating him confirmed.

Dr. Li Wenliang died after he contracted the virus from a single coronavirus patient he treated in a Wuhan hospital. He was 34.

Wuhan Central Hospital, where Li was treated in ICU, confirmed his death on Friday, Feb. 7, after initially denying reports that he died on Thursday.

On Dec. 30, Li sent a chat group message to fellow doctors warning them about seven patients who had been quarantined in a Wuhan hospital with a mysterious illness that resembled SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome).

Within hours, the message went viral on social media, and Li was summoned to the Public Security Bureau, the BBC News reported.

"When I saw [the message] circulating online, I realized that it was out of my control and I would probably be punished," Li told CNN from his hospital bed in Wuhan.

The police demanded Li sign a document denying his claims about a new virus. Meanwhile, thousands of people contracted the illness and hundreds died before Chinese officials announced the epidemic on Jan. 8.

The Chinese government is accused of suppressing the true scale of the epidemic. The death toll has doubled in just 24 hours to 630 with over 28,000 infections worldwide. But critics say the true numbers are probably much higher.

There are 12 confirmed coronavirus cases so far in the United States.

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A Chinese tech company may have accidentally released the true numbers of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China.

The official death toll stands at 492 worldwide with over 24,000 confirmed infections globally. But according to statistics briefly posted online by Internet firm Tencent, the true statistics are astronomically higher.

On Saturday evening, Tencent published the shocking stats on its webpage titled "Epidemic Situation Tracker".

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Tencent noted that 24,000 people died from the coronavirus outbreak since late December, and 154,000 cases have been confirmed in China alone. That means the death rate is 16% - significantly higher than the death rate for the SARS virus which killed over 700 people in 2002-03.

Moments later, Tencent updated the numbers to reflect the Chinese government's official numbers for that day.

The news comes amid reports that crematoriums are operating 24 hours a day in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the virus.

Crematorium workers are reportedly working around the clock to burn bodies from hospitals. In one video a woman in seen crying for her mother who was cremated within minutes of her death in a hospital. The woman did not get to see her mother's body before it was taken to the crematorium.

The Chinese government has been accused of suppressing the true scale of the epidemic.

There are 11 confirmed cases so far in the United States.

The symptoms of coronavirus are fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, and diarrhea. There is no cure, but Thailand doctors successfully treated a 70-year-old woman with AIDS and flu drugs.

The best prevention against the coronavirus and flu virus is frequent hand washing and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

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A doctor who was silenced by the Chinese government when he tried to warn other doctors about the newly discovered coronavirus has been hospitalized with the disease.

On Dec. 30, Dr. Li Wenliang sent a chat group message to fellow doctors warning them about seven patients who had been quarantined in a Wuhan hospital with a mysterious illness that resembled SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome).

Screenshots of his warning message went viral on social media and Li was summoned to the Public Security Bureau just four days later, the BBC News reported.

"When I saw [the message] circulating online, I realized that it was out of my control and I would probably be punished," Li told CNN from his hospital bed in Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus.

Li, 34, was confirmed positive for the coronavirus and hospitalized in intensive care over the weekend, despite wearing a hazmat suit and face mask while treating patients.

Li was one of several doctors targeted by police as Chinese authorities tried to suppress information related to the virus in the early days of the outbreak.

The Chinese government has been accused of suppressing the true scale of the epidemic. The death toll is 380 with over 20,000 infections in 20 countries. But critics say the true numbers are probably much higher.

There are 11 confirmed cases so far in the United States.