It’s June 4th. Today, we Skimm’d This:
It’s been 30 years since the Tiananmen Square massacre. China wants people to forget about it. But the US is saying ‘you can’t erase the past’ - and is calling China out for other human rights abuses, too. We’ll tell you why June 4th, 1989, matters to this day.
The Treasury Department is taking an island vacation destination off the list: Cuba. The US is banning some educational and recreational groups from visiting the country. We’ll tell you why.
Eid-al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, is upon us. And some countries are playing a game of “I Spy.” With the moon.
And finally: if you don’t want to walk the walk of Carrie Bradshaw, you’re not alone.
theSkimm: It’s been 30 years since the Tiananmen Square massacre, in which the Chinese government turned the military on its own people. China doesn’t want to talk about it -- but some survivors do. And the US has a lot to say. We’ll explain the complex dynamics here. Meanwhile, if you haven’t booked your summer trip to Cuba yet: you may be too late. The Trump administration is restricting some travel to Cuba. We’ll give you the history on this. Also on today’s episode: the end of Ramadan has people on a lunar watch, and Japanese women are taking a stand … against high heels.
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Two of the world's biggest economies are at war. A trade war that is. And they’re trying to talk things out.
US and Cuba are updating their relationship status. And these two countries go way back. We've skimm'd the the US-Cuba history and the drama here.
Skimm This for August 7, 2020