United States Toughens Visa Rules for ‘Malign’ Chinese Communist Party Members | World News

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has issued rules to restrict travel to the United States by Chinese Communist Party members and their families, the State Department said in a statement on Thursday.

The policy reduces the maximum validity length of B1/B2 visitor visas for party members and their immediate family members from 10 years to 1 month, the statement said.

The measure was aimed at protecting the nation from the party’s “malign influence,” the statement said, adding the party works to “influence Americans through propaganda, economic coercion, and other nefarious activities.”

The Trump administration has sought to cement the outgoing president’s tough-on-China legacy, and relations between the world’s two largest economies have sunk to their lowest point in decades.

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying responded at a news briefing on Thursday, saying: “This clearly is an escalated form of political oppression towards China by some extreme anti-China

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United States toughens visa rules for ‘malign’ Chinese Communist Party members

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has issued rules to restrict travel to the United States by Chinese Communist Party members and their families, the State Department said in a statement on Thursday.



FILE PHOTO: The flags of China, U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party are displayed in a flag stall at the Yiwu Wholesale Market in Yiwu


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FILE PHOTO: The flags of China, U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party are displayed in a flag stall at the Yiwu Wholesale Market in Yiwu

The policy reduces the maximum validity length of B1/B2 visitor visas for party members and their immediate family members from 10 years to 1 month, the statement said.

The measure was aimed at protecting the nation from the party’s “malign influence,” the statement said, adding the party works to “influence Americans through propaganda, economic coercion, and other nefarious activities.”

The Trump administration has sought to cement the outgoing president’s tough-on-China legacy, and relations between the world’s two largest economies have sunk to their lowest point in decades.

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U.S. Tightens Visa Rules for Chinese Communist Party Members

The Trump administration on Wednesday issued new rules to curtail travel to the United States by members of the Chinese Communist Party and their immediate families, a move certain to further exacerbate tensions between the two countries.

The new policy, which took immediate effect, limits the maximum validity of travel visas for party members and their families to one month and a single entry, according to two people familiar with the matter. A State Department spokesman said in an emailed statement it was reducing the validity of visas for party members from 10 years to one month.

Previously, party members, like other Chinese citizens, could obtain visitor visas for the United States of up to 10 years in duration. The new measures do not affect party members’ eligibility for other kinds of visas, such as immigration, one of the people added.

In principle, the policy change could affect the travel

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Bravo Multinational, Inc. Appoints Four New Members to “Business Advisory” Board – Press Release

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.–(Business Wire)–Bravo Multinational Incorporated (“Bravo Multinational” or the “Company”) (OTC: BRVO) announced the appointment of Mr. Mark Greenberg, Mr. Neil Davis, Mr. Stephen Scheffer and Mr. Edward Pergjini to the newly formed “Business Advisory” board, effective November 30, 2020. All four individuals have accepted their “Business Advisory” board seat positions.

Bravo Multinational created the “Business Advisory” board to assist the Company’s management and Board of Directors with the evaluation of business opportunities within the media, entertainment and sports industries as well as the electric metals and green alternative energy sectors. Each of the seated members has extensive experiences in these industries.

The Company filed a Form 8-K on December 1, 2020 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the newly form “Business Advisory” board and its members.

Bios for the “Business Advisory” board members are below:

Mark Greenberg is the CEO of SEVN Sports Inc. He

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Wall Street eyes other economic members

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden attends a campaign event devoted to the reopening of the U.S. economy during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 11, 2020.

Bastiaan Slabbers | Reuters

With Janet Yellen in line for Treasury secretary, President-elect Joe Biden must now round out a hands-on economic team charged with the delicate but nonetheless enormous task of nursing the U.S. economy back to health.

In the coming weeks, the president-elect will nominate a mix of economists and business leaders to helm the Commerce Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the National Economic Council.

He will name a successor to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Council of Economic Advisers Chair Kevin Hassett and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger.

A Biden transition team official said Wednesday that the president-elect will name nominees for key economic positions on Dec. 2.

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Leather maker crafts wallets for members of new Congress

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — When members of the 117th Congress are sworn in in Washington, D.C., this January, each will receive a new electronic voting card, as well as a small leather wallet to keep the card in.

For members of Congress, the black leather, hand-stitched wallets and voting card each contains will become part of their permanent personal effects.

For the Lancaster leather maker who produced them, having the wallets in the hands – and pockets – of lawmakers will be an enduring testament to his craftsmanship, as well as his ability to capitalize on a fortunate encounter with an influential customer.

“This opportunity is an absolute honor and a privilege,” said Michael Glick, owner of Black Bear Leather.

Glick made 375 wallets for the order at his retail shop/studio at 317 N. Queen St., where he cut the leather, hand-stitched the seams and used a small hand-tool to

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Amazon now offers online prescription fulfillment, free delivery for Prime members

Amazon is entering the pharmacy business with a new offering called Amazon Pharmacy, allowing customers in the United States to order prescription medications for home delivery, including free delivery for Amazon Prime members.

Amazon has been quietly building out its pharmacy offering for several years after ramping up internal discussions in 2017 and acquiring PillPack in 2018. The pharmacy space is notoriously complex and competitive in the U.S., and Amazon Pharmacy is built in part on PillPack’s infrastructure, including its pharmacy software, fulfillment centers, and relationships with health plans.

Amazon Pharmacy, announced on Tuesday, is Amazon’s biggest push yet into $300 billion market, and threatens the dominance of traditional pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens, as well as other large retailers that offer pharmacy services, including Walmart.

For Amazon, the announcement is well-timed. Americans are increasingly relying on getting their medicines via mail to avoid getting exposed to the coronavirus. That

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Amazon jumps into the pharmacy business with online prescription fulfillment, free delivery for Prime members

  • Amazon is making its biggest move yet into the pharmacy space.
  • Amazon Pharmacy is designed to make it easy and convenient to order prescription medicines online.
  • There’s also a savings program and free two-day shipping for Prime Members.

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Amazon has been quietly building out its pharmacy offering for several years after ramping up internal discussions in 2017 and acquiring PillPack in 2018. The pharmacy space is notoriously complex and competitive in the U.S., and Amazon Pharmacy is built in part on PillPack’s infrastructure, including its pharmacy software, fulfillment centers, and relationships with health plans.

Amazon Pharmacy, announced on Tuesday, is Amazon’s biggest

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Amazon Pharmacy Business Adds Online Store, Free Delivery For Prime Members

Amazon is launching a new online store called “Amazon Pharmacy” that allows its U.S. customers to order prescription drugs to their homes with its Prime customers receiving free delivery of their medications.

Under the new service announced Tuesday, Amazon said Prime members “receive free two-day delivery and up to 80% savings when paying without insurance,” the online retail giant said in a statement. “Customers can now purchase prescription medications through the Amazon online store – convenient and reliable access, without leaving home.”

The move is the latest effort by Amazon to tap into the healthcare business after earlier this year testing a new way to control prescription costs and improve medication adherence for its U.S. employees. And the new Amazon Pharmacy

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Lancaster leather maker crafts wallets for members of new Congress | Local Business

When members of the 117th Congress are sworn in in Washington, D.C., this January, each will receive a new electronic voting card, as well as a small leather wallet to keep the card in.

For members of Congress, the black leather, hand-stitched wallets and voting card each contains will become part of their permanent personal effects.

For the Lancaster leather maker who produced them, having the wallets in the hands – and pockets – of lawmakers will be an enduring testament to his craftsmanship, as well as his ability to capitalize on a fortunate encounter with an influential customer.



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“This opportunity is an absolute honor and a privilege,” said Michael Glick, owner of Black Bear Leather.

Glick made 375 wallets for the order at his retail shop/studio at 317 N. Queen St., where he cut the leather, hand-stitched the seams and used a small hand-tool to round each

Read More