HG WELLS (1897): THE CRYSTAL EGG (21.11.2022)

There was, until a year ago, a little and very grimy-looking shop near Seven Dials, over which, in weather-worn yellow lettering, the name of “C. Cave, Naturalist and Dealer in Antiquities,” was inscribed. The contents of its window were curiously variegated. They comprised some elephant tusks and an imperfect set of chessmen, beads and weapons, a box of eyes, two skulls of tigers and one human, several moth-eaten stuffed monkeys (one holding a lamp), an old-fashioned cabinet, a flyblown ostrich egg or so, some fishing-tackle, and an extraordinarily dirty, empty glass fish-tank. There was also, at the moment the story begins, a mass of crystal, worked into the shape of an egg and brilliantly polished. And at that two people, who stood outside the window, were looking, one of them a tall, thin clergyman, the other a black-bearded young man of dusky complexion and unobtrusive costume. The dusky young man spoke with eager gesticulation, and seemed anxious for his companion to purchase the article.

China: Modern Satellite ‘Health’ Technology! (18.4.2022)

This is why, particularly in the post-Covid-19 environment, Socialist China is developing remote technology the function of which is to detect ‘at a distance’ (as ‘early’ as possible) any threats to environmental balance and the health of human populations. If Socialist China can lead the way in environmental and population health monitoring – then Socialist China can assist humanity by sharing this knowledge at the earliest possible opportunity, and fulfil its international responsibilities promptly and effectively!