After eight months of fierce resistance, a famous victory for the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters today as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that it will not approve permits for construction of the pipeline near sacred burial sites and would explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing.
The Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the permit for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill under the Missouri river, the army announced on Sunday, handing a major victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe after a months-long campaign against the pipeline. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/04/dakota-access-pipeline-permit-denied-standing-rock
The Chinese government on Saturday presented a formal protest to the United States over the conversation between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen last Friday. China has urged Washington to maintain its commitment to the principle of a "single China" by which it moves away from Taiwan's pro-independence aspirations in favor of Beijing.