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Newsletter of January 6, 2022

Today’s newsletter covers hair loss and low-cost rooms in South Korea, Taiwan investment in Lithuania, gut obstruction in Brazil, cybersecurity review in China, and more.

Hair loss

Korean presidential candidate proposed public healthcare for hair loss treatment

The candidate of the Democratic Party of Korea proposed to provide public healthcare for hair loss medical treatment, justifying it is necessary from the aspect of “body completeness“.


Taiwan will invest US$200m to support Lithuania’s industry

China imposed economic retaliations after Lithuania opened a representative office of Taiwan. Taiwan bought 20,000 bottles of rum from Lithuania refused by China.


Brazilian President says intestinal obstruction because of a shrimp

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro spent two days in hospital because of a shrimp he swallowed but didn’t chew, he and his doctor said. Bolsonaro was stabbed in the abdomen in 2018.


Chinese companies with big data to pass cybersecurity review before going public abroad

The Chinese administration will ensure that companies managing data of more than 1 million users don’t threaten national security before being traded on foreign stock exchange. New regulations on app and algorithms will also come soon.


Low-cost rooms rented in Seoul should have a window. In case of fire

New gosiwons, tiny rooms in low-cost accommodation facilities originally dedicated to Korean students widely adopted as a permanent form of housing, will have minimum living standards. A minimum size and a window.


In Kazakhstan, riots destabilize the government after energy price increased

After gas prices suddenly increased, protests quickly spread out in the country. Kazakhstan’s prime minister resigned but the situation remains tense.

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