Hallucinogenic mushrooms may be to blame for US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's cringeworthy bows to China's vice premier after she ordered four portions at dinner three nights before their meeting, sources claim. Jian shou qing mushrooms, which have psychedelic properties if they are not cooked thoroughly, formed part of a traditional dish Yellen polished off at Beijing restaurant Yi Zuo Yi Wang on July 6. The usually stately politician, 76, then came under fire from Republican opponents for bowing to her Chinese counterpart, He Lifeng, three days later… Read more.
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A joint law enforcement task force discovered approximately 9,000 pounds of cannabis with an estimated value of nearly $15 million in a suburban neighborhood in Antioch, Calif, just a few days before Christmas. The California Department of Cannabis Control suspected the four houses searched in the bedroom community located 45 minutes outside San Francisco had links to China. Illegal marijuana production in the United States has long been associated with Mexican cartels, who import, grow and distribute illicit cannabis. However,… Read more.