Cuba Launches Mandarin Chinese Classes in High Schools

Cuba’s Ministry of Education announced this week that it would import Chinese teachers into high school classrooms to teach children Mandarin as part of an expanded “educational exchange” program with Beijing, the Spain-based Diario de Cuba reported on Tuesday.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shake hands at Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing, China May 29, 2019. (Photo by Florence Lo - Pool/Getty Images)

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas at People Protesting Tear Gas

Residents of the Hong Kong district of Tuen Mun on Monday held a demonstration outside police headquarters to protest weird odors emanating from the facility and making people sick. The odors were thought to be a product of tear gas testing. When the crowd of unhappy residents allegedly committed acts of vandalism, the police responded by spraying them with tear gas.

HONG KONG, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 21: Pro-democracy protesters run after police fired tear gas at them during a clash after an anti-government rally in Tuen Mun district on September 21, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Pro-democracy protesters have continued demonstrations across Hong Kong, calling for the city's Chief Executive Carrie …