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Let’s take a look at what’s going on in ‘The World Now’.
A former Chinese vice premier is involved in a massive ‘Me-too’ scandal,… as a former world number one tennis doubles player Peng Shuai publicly accused him of forcing her into sex several years ago in a social media post that was later deleted.
However,… a screenshot of her verified Weibo account on Tuesday showed Peng accusing Zhang Gaoli of coercing her into sex,… adding that they later had an on-off consensual relationship.
Despite calls for answers,… China’s State Council Information Office did not respond to requests for comments,… including from Zhang himself.
With China’s internet heavily censored,… searches for Peng’s name on Weibo yielded no results and discussions of the topic had been blocked by Wednesday.
Users of chat apps were also blocked from sending the screenshot of the Weibo post.
75-year-old Zhang was vice premier between 2013 and 2018,… and served on the Politburo Standing Committee between 2012 and 2017.
Peng was the first Chinese player to achieve a top ranking in tennis,… and is one of China’s biggest sports stars.
A Belarusian-owned cargo plane which crash-landed and burst into flames in Siberia,… killed all nine passengers on board on Wednesday.
According to Russia’s federal aviation agency,… the cargo plane circled around after first coming in to land,… before disappearing from radar.
Belarusian authorities say the plane had been manned by an experienced crew of three Belarusians, two Russians and two Ukrainians,… adding that the plane had not been carrying any cargo.
However,… Russian prosecutors later said there had been two additional passengers on board.
The local branch of the Russian Investigative Committee announced it had opened a criminal case over violation of transport safety rules.
Christmas is less than two months away,… and if you’re wondering what to get your kids,… the Toy Retailers Association just released its Top 12 Dream Toys for Christmas.
And this year,… it seems TV and film characters are set to lead the way.
Among items on the list,… a car from the hit animated series Paw Patrol,… which comes complete with a hidden motorcycle lodged inside the body of the car.
The 2-in-1 transforming vehicle is from the Paw Patrol movie,… which launched in August this year.
“It’s a vehicle that features very heavily in the movie, in critical scenes, where the transformation, you know, plays a major part in the movie. This toy has been designed to replicate that transformation exactly, and you get with it the Chase 2-in-1 vehicle, motorcycle, Chase and some really cool lights and sirens and transforming features.”
Other classics like Lego, Barbie and Hot Wheels merchandise are regulars on the list.
However,.. the main concern in the industry this year,… is getting the toys to consumers,… as the world faces massive supply chain and transport challenges.
The annual list is selected by a panel of retailers and experts,… and is a predictive list of what’s set to be hot each Christmas.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.
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2021-11-04, 08:00 (KST)
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