If it weren’t so similar to previous issues, Batman Beyond #40 would more successfully set a

If it weren’t so similar to previous issues, Batman Beyond #40 would more successfully set a course for the series to proceed. Ever since Batwoman’s introduction, Jurgens’ scripts follow a very similar template. Batwoman saves the day in some inconsequential set piece, Bruce and Matt stand around clueless to her identity, and Blight makes a move of some sort. Jurgens also makes sure to never forget that whoever is around to see Batwoman save the day is surprised at her prowess due to her being a woman. The artists have rendered it all nicely enough, this time around we’re back to Sean Chen, but this arc feels like it’s been on repeat. Luckily, Batman Beyond #40 appears to finally move the arc toward more substantial stakes and rid itself of the mystery of Batwoman’s identity. Despite a sense of déjà vu for about half the issue, it’s great to see Terry integrated into the main storyline. Constance brings an oblivious Terry to Blight himself, the man who murdered his father, under the guise of employment. Of course, Constance plans to help Blight possess Terry’s body as Blight’s is slowly breaking down to his radiation. I thought Constance would find herself torn between her alleg...

All 2,493 items targeted by China’s tariffs in US trade war — Quartz

China’s latest tariff retaliation, announced today, will hit some $60 billion in US exports, including hundreds of agricultural, mining, and manufactured products, threatening jobs and profits at companies around the United States.  Before the trade war starts in earnest, China bought about 17% of US agricultural exports and was a major market for other goods, from Maine lobster to Boeing aircraft. It has been the largest market for Apple iPhones since 2016. Since the escalation of tariffs, though, China has stopped buying soybeans and lobsters, and Apple warned it would miss its expected Christmas holiday sales figures because of trade tensions. In addition to the 25% tariffs below, Beijing also added 20% tariffs on 1,078 US products, 10% tariffs on 974 US products, and 5% tariffs on 595 US products (all links in Chinese). The list was translated from China’s ministry of finance press release using Google translate, and may be inexact in spots. Quartz also rearranged some items on the list to group them into categories, and they may not be in the order of their “harmonized tariff schedule” codes.  Picosecond Laser, 808nm Diode Laser, Nyd Laser, Hifu Machine – ALWAYS Beau...