2020-09-24: News Headlines

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Huawei to Boost Global Access To EduTech, Green Programmes Amid COVID-19 Crises, Official Says. sputniknews.com Speaking at a key summit in Shanghai, a top official said that the Chinese tech giant would boost such sectors via technologies, applications and improving skills, and urged more partners to join a programme aimed at boosting digital inclusion so that 'no one will be left behind'.

Tracy Keeling (2020-09-24). With a 'game-changing' pledge, China makes Donald Trump the pariah of the planet. thecanary.co Humiliating Donald Trump. Offering a rare piece of hopeful news for our ailing planet. What's not to like about China's "game-changing" announcement on climate action? | New aspirations: | China's president Xi Jinping

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Hong Kong activist 'arrested over 2019 protest'. yenisafak.com Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested for attending an "unlawful assembly" last year, a statement on his Twitter account said on Thursday."Joshua [Wong] is arrested when reporting to Central Police Station at about 1pm today [0500GMT]," it said. "The arrest is related to participating in an unauthorized assembly on 5 Oct. last year. He is told to have violated the draconian anti-mask law as well."The 23-year-old was at the forefront of anti-government protests last year demanding the withdrawal of a controversial bill that would have allowed extradition of alleged criminals to m…

Staff (2020-09-23). Headlines for September 23, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 200,000, On Track to Double by Year's End, FDA Reportedly Planning Stricter Guidelines for Release of COVID-19 Vaccine, Pentagon Spent $1 Billion of Coronavirus Funds on Military Supplies, Trump Says Coronavirus "Affects Virtually Nobody" as U.S. Death Toll Tops 200,000, U.N. Secretary-General Warns of New Cold War as Trump Attacks China over Coronavirus, Sen. Mitt Romney Backs Rapid Vote on Trump's Supreme Court Nominee, Officer Involved in Breonna Taylor's Killing Defends Actions, Calls Protesters "Thugs", Federal Agents Tapped Cellphones of Portland Protesters, President Trump…

WSWS (2020-09-23). 76 Days: The drama of the Wuhan lockdown. wsws.org This year's event presented some 60 feature films, a sharp decline from the more than 330 screened in 2019, with the festival organizers forecasting a 50 percent decline in revenue throughout 2020.

WSWS (2020-09-23). Trump delivers anti-China tirade to United Nations. wsws.org The annual opening of the UN General Assembly was held under the shadow of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the growing threat of imperialist war.

Eds. (2020-09-23). Senate Democrats want $350 billion to prepare for war with China. mronline.org Democrats in the Senate announced September 17 a massive spending bill aimed at stepping up U.S. hostility towards China to the tune of $350 billion.

WSWS (2020-09-23). Controversy over Mulan film used to further Washington's anti-China agenda. wsws.org US accusations of human right violations in Xinjiang are highly selective, meant to further US imperialist interests and to provide a pretext for military aggression.

_____ (2020-09-23). Two Paradigms Clash: Offers for U.S.-China-Russia Partnership That Won WWII or Hellish Plunge Into WWIII. strategic-culture.org The Pentagon's

sputniknews (2020-09-23). UN at 75: US Straining Multilateralism but China Not Reliable Leader Either, Say Analysts. sputniknews.com As the 75th edition of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) kicked off in New York on 21 September, foreign affairs analysts opine that the UN-backed multilateral world may well crumble, mainly due to US President Donald Trump's harsh stance on the international organisation.

sputniknews (2020-09-23). Photo: Taiwan Has Cruise Missiles Capable of Reaching China Stationed at Base in Straits. sputniknews.com A recent news report from Taiwan's Makung Air Force Base in the Taiwan Strait revealed Taiwan's air force has stationed air-to-ground cruise missiles within striking distance of the Chinese mainland.

Dean Baker (2020-09-22). It's Not Vaccine Nationalism, It's Vaccine Idiocy. cepr.net Last week an official with China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the country may have a vaccine available for widespread distribution by November or December. This would almost certainly be at least a month or two before a vaccine is available for distribution in the United States, and possibly quite a …

yenisafak (2020-09-22). Migrant maids forced to 'live-in' like 'slaves' as anger tears through Hong Kong. yenisafak.com A Hong Kong court's decision to uphold a compulsory rule for migrant domestic workers to live with their employers drew criticism on Tuesday from labour rights advocates, who said it exposed foreign maids to conditions akin to modern slavery.The live-in rule for Hong Kong's 370,000 domestic workers, mostly women from poor families in the Philippines and Indonesia, has long been denounced as discriminatory and inhumane – essentially putting employees on call 24 hours a day.Monday's court ruling responded to a challenge to the requirement that was filed three years ago by Filipino Nancy Lubiano. She argued that the…

sputniknews (2020-09-22). Part of Bigger Strategy? China's Military Build-up Along India's Border Doubles in 3 Years – Report. sputniknews.com India expressed concern over the presence of Chinese troops in the Ladakh region during the meeting of foreign ministers in Moscow on the side-lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on 10 September. New Delhi pointed out that there was no credible explanation for the deployment from the Chinese side.

yenisafak (2020-09-22). China denies its spy arrested in US. yenisafak.com China on Tuesday described US claims of arresting a Chinese spy as "pure fabrication," state-run media said.Wang Wenbin, spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said the allegations are Washington's deliberate attempts to smear Chinese consular offices and personnel, according to Global Times."The so-called criminal complaint is full of uncertainty with words like 'seeming' and 'possible'. It is blatant framing," Wang added at a media briefing.On Monday, US media reported that an ethnic Tibetan police officer was arrested on spying charges for the Chinese consulate in New York.Federal prosecutors charged Baim…

yenisafak (2020-09-22). Russia says US sanctions on Iran will not affect Moscow-Tehran cooperation. yenisafak.com Russia said on Tuesday new U.S. sanctions against Iran would have no political or practical consequences for Moscow's cooperation with Tehran, the Interfax news agency reported, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.The United States on Monday slapped new sanctions on Iran's defence ministry and others involved in its nuclear and weapons programme to support the U.S. assertion that all U.N. sanctions against Tehran are now restored, a stance which key European allies as well as Russia and China reject.Ryabkov also said that Russia had not given the United States any new deadlines in negotiations over the…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-21). Milad Tower lit up gold in support of children with cancer. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 22 (MNA) — Milad Tower in Tehran joined an international campaign per MAHAK's invitation in a simultaneous action with 6 famous towers in Canada, the UK, Belgium, China, and Malaysia.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-21). VIDEO: Kavkaz-2020 military drill kicks off. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) — Russia launched a military drill, named ' Kavkaz-2020' on Monday, involving almost 80,000 servicemen. The exercise involves up to 80,000 servicemen from Armenia, Belarus, China, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan and other countries.

yenisafak (2020-09-21). Trump says US won't approve TikTok deal if China maintains control. yenisafak.com U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said his administration would not approve the sale of TikTok to Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc if China's ByteDance maintains any control."If we find that they don't have total control, then we're not going to approve the deal… We will be watching it very closely," Trump told Fox News in an interview.

2020-09-23: News Headlines

Staff (2020-09-23). Headlines for September 23, 2020. democracynow.org U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 200,000, On Track to Double by Year's End, FDA Reportedly Planning Stricter Guidelines for Release of COVID-19 Vaccine, Pentagon Spent $1 Billion of Coronavirus Funds on Military Supplies, Trump Says Coronavirus "Affects Virtually Nobody" as U.S. Death Toll Tops 200,000, U.N. Secretary-General Warns of New Cold War as Trump Attacks China over Coronavirus, Sen. Mitt Romney Backs Rapid Vote on Trump's Supreme Court Nominee, Officer Involved in Breonna Taylor's Killing Defends Actions, Calls Protesters "Thugs", Federal Agents Tapped Cellphones of Portland Protesters, President Trump…

Eds. (2020-09-23). Senate Democrats want $350 billion to prepare for war with China. mronline.org Democrats in the Senate announced September 17 a massive spending bill aimed at stepping up U.S. hostility towards China to the tune of $350 billion.

_____ (2020-09-23). Two Paradigms Clash: Offers for U.S.-China-Russia Partnership That Won WWII or Hellish Plunge Into WWIII. strategic-culture.org The Pentagon's

sputniknews (2020-09-23). UN at 75: US Straining Multilateralism but China Not Reliable Leader Either, Say Analysts. sputniknews.com As the 75th edition of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) kicked off in New York on 21 September, foreign affairs analysts opine that the UN-backed multilateral world may well crumble, mainly due to US President Donald Trump's harsh stance on the international organisation.

sputniknews (2020-09-23). Photo: Taiwan Has Cruise Missiles Capable of Reaching China Stationed at Base in Straits. sputniknews.com A recent news report from Taiwan's Makung Air Force Base in the Taiwan Strait revealed Taiwan's air force has stationed air-to-ground cruise missiles within striking distance of the Chinese mainland.

Dean Baker (2020-09-22). It's Not Vaccine Nationalism, It's Vaccine Idiocy. cepr.net Last week an official with China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the country may have a vaccine available for widespread distribution by November or December. This would almost certainly be at least a month or two before a vaccine is available for distribution in the United States, and possibly quite a …

yenisafak (2020-09-22). Migrant maids forced to 'live-in' like 'slaves' as anger tears through Hong Kong. yenisafak.com A Hong Kong court's decision to uphold a compulsory rule for migrant domestic workers to live with their employers drew criticism on Tuesday from labour rights advocates, who said it exposed foreign maids to conditions akin to modern slavery.The live-in rule for Hong Kong's 370,000 domestic workers, mostly women from poor families in the Philippines and Indonesia, has long been denounced as discriminatory and inhumane – essentially putting employees on call 24 hours a day.Monday's court ruling responded to a challenge to the requirement that was filed three years ago by Filipino Nancy Lubiano. She argued that the…

sputniknews (2020-09-22). Part of Bigger Strategy? China's Military Build-up Along India's Border Doubles in 3 Years – Report. sputniknews.com India expressed concern over the presence of Chinese troops in the Ladakh region during the meeting of foreign ministers in Moscow on the side-lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on 10 September. New Delhi pointed out that there was no credible explanation for the deployment from the Chinese side.

yenisafak (2020-09-22). China denies its spy arrested in US. yenisafak.com China on Tuesday described US claims of arresting a Chinese spy as "pure fabrication," state-run media said.Wang Wenbin, spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said the allegations are Washington's deliberate attempts to smear Chinese consular offices and personnel, according to Global Times."The so-called criminal complaint is full of uncertainty with words like 'seeming' and 'possible'. It is blatant framing," Wang added at a media briefing.On Monday, US media reported that an ethnic Tibetan police officer was arrested on spying charges for the Chinese consulate in New York.Federal prosecutors charged Baim…

yenisafak (2020-09-22). Russia says US sanctions on Iran will not affect Moscow-Tehran cooperation. yenisafak.com Russia said on Tuesday new U.S. sanctions against Iran would have no political or practical consequences for Moscow's cooperation with Tehran, the Interfax news agency reported, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.The United States on Monday slapped new sanctions on Iran's defence ministry and others involved in its nuclear and weapons programme to support the U.S. assertion that all U.N. sanctions against Tehran are now restored, a stance which key European allies as well as Russia and China reject.Ryabkov also said that Russia had not given the United States any new deadlines in negotiations over the…

yenisafak (2020-09-21). China heightens Taiwan rhetoric amid US 'interference'. yenisafak.com China on Monday criticized the US for a recent visit to Taiwan, accusing Washington of intervening in its territorial integrity.Addressing a press conference in Beijing, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said: "Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory and the so-called 'middle line' in the Taiwan Straits does not exist," the Global Times daily reported.The statement comes after the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force jets made rounds over the Taiwan Strait, while a top US official was on a visit to Taipei, triggering anger in Beijing.China claims Taiwan as a "breakaway province…

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-21). The US' Latest Anti-Iranian Sanctions Will Worsen the Trade War with China. globalresearch.ca The US' latest anti-Iranian sanctions won't change much when it comes to the Islamic Republic's present economic predicament but will almost certainly provoke a worsening of the so-called "trade war" with China since the real intent seems to be to …

tricontinental (2020-09-21). The United States' Existential Challenge against China. globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump and his 'war council' — led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — have

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-21). Milad Tower lit up gold in support of children with cancer. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 22 (MNA) — Milad Tower in Tehran joined an international campaign per MAHAK's invitation in a simultaneous action with 6 famous towers in Canada, the UK, Belgium, China, and Malaysia.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-21). VIDEO: Kavkaz-2020 military drill kicks off. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) — Russia launched a military drill, named ' Kavkaz-2020' on Monday, involving almost 80,000 servicemen. The exercise involves up to 80,000 servicemen from Armenia, Belarus, China, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan and other countries.

yenisafak (2020-09-21). Trump says US won't approve TikTok deal if China maintains control. yenisafak.com U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said his administration would not approve the sale of TikTok to Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc if China's ByteDance maintains any control."If we find that they don't have total control, then we're not going to approve the deal… We will be watching it very closely," Trump told Fox News in an interview.

yenisafak (2020-09-20). Taiwan president says has no plans to talk to Japan's new PM. yenisafak.com Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday that there was no plan for her talk by telephone with new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, after a Japanese envoy had told Tsai that Suga might be open to it, prompting concern in Beijing.Taiwan, claimed by China as its own territory, has close cultural and historic ties with Japan, though Japan, like most countries, recognises China's government in Beijing, not Taiwan's.Meeting Tsai in Taipei on Friday, former Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori, visiting for a memorial service for late president Lee Teng-hui, said Suga told him that "if there is the opportuni…

A Guest Author (2020-09-20). Cuba socialista es líder mundial en la lucha contra el COVID-19. workers.org Por Rosemari Mealy Rosemari Mealy Esta es una charla ligeramente editada que se dio en un seminario web del Partido Mundo Obrero el 20 de agosto sobre "COVID puede ser derrotado: Cuba, China, Venezuela y Vietnam lideran el camino". Me gustaría agradecer a Workers World/Mundo Obrero por la oportunidad de . . . |

yenisafak (2020-09-20). Indonesia halts exports from seafood producer after virus tests. yenisafak.com Indonesia has suspended exports from an Indonesian seafood company PT Putri Indah into China after its frozen fish products tested positive for the coronavirus, the country's fisheries ministry said in a statement on Saturday.The ministry said that an investigation was underway and that the suspension would only apply to PT Putri Indah "whereas the others can still do export activities as usual."The virus was detected on the outermost side of the package, not on the fish, the ministry said.The seven-day suspension began on Friday, it said.A person in charge of marketing, answering a number listed for PT Putri Ind…

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-09-20). Swaziland union vows to fight back after Taiwanese garment factory files "false" charges. peoplesdispatch.org FTM Garments filed a case against Amalgamated Trade Unions of Swaziland (ATUSWA), a week after the union had taken the company to court over the former's refusal to recognize it…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-20). US claim to trigger snapback mechanism null and void. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) — The Permanent Mission of China in Vienna said that the US is no longer a JCPOA participant and its claim of triggering the snapback mechanism is baseless.

2020-09-22: News Headlines

Dean Baker (2020-09-22). It's not Vaccine Nationalism, It's Vaccine Idiocy. cepr.net Last week an official with China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the country may have a vaccine available for widespread distribution by November or December. This would almost certainly be at least a month or two before a vaccine is available for distribution in the United States, and possibly quite a …

yenisafak (2020-09-22). Migrant maids forced to 'live-in' like 'slaves' as anger tears through Hong Kong. yenisafak.com A Hong Kong court's decision to uphold a compulsory rule for migrant domestic workers to live with their employers drew criticism on Tuesday from labour rights advocates, who said it exposed foreign maids to conditions akin to modern slavery.The live-in rule for Hong Kong's 370,000 domestic workers, mostly women from poor families in the Philippines and Indonesia, has long been denounced as discriminatory and inhumane – essentially putting employees on call 24 hours a day.Monday's court ruling responded to a challenge to the requirement that was filed three years ago by Filipino Nancy Lubiano. She argued that the…

sputniknews (2020-09-22). Part of Bigger Strategy? China's Military Build-up Along India's Border Doubles in 3 Years – Report. sputniknews.com India expressed concern over the presence of Chinese troops in the Ladakh region during the meeting of foreign ministers in Moscow on the side-lines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on 10 September. New Delhi pointed out that there was no credible explanation for the deployment from the Chinese side.

yenisafak (2020-09-22). China denies its spy arrested in US. yenisafak.com China on Tuesday described US claims of arresting a Chinese spy as "pure fabrication," state-run media said.Wang Wenbin, spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said the allegations are Washington's deliberate attempts to smear Chinese consular offices and personnel, according to Global Times."The so-called criminal complaint is full of uncertainty with words like 'seeming' and 'possible'. It is blatant framing," Wang added at a media briefing.On Monday, US media reported that an ethnic Tibetan police officer was arrested on spying charges for the Chinese consulate in New York.Federal prosecutors charged Baim…

yenisafak (2020-09-22). Russia says US sanctions on Iran will not affect Moscow-Tehran cooperation. yenisafak.com Russia said on Tuesday new U.S. sanctions against Iran would have no political or practical consequences for Moscow's cooperation with Tehran, the Interfax news agency reported, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.The United States on Monday slapped new sanctions on Iran's defence ministry and others involved in its nuclear and weapons programme to support the U.S. assertion that all U.N. sanctions against Tehran are now restored, a stance which key European allies as well as Russia and China reject.Ryabkov also said that Russia had not given the United States any new deadlines in negotiations over the…

yenisafak (2020-09-21). China heightens Taiwan rhetoric amid US 'interference'. yenisafak.com China on Monday criticized the US for a recent visit to Taiwan, accusing Washington of intervening in its territorial integrity.Addressing a press conference in Beijing, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said: "Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory and the so-called 'middle line' in the Taiwan Straits does not exist," the Global Times daily reported.The statement comes after the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force jets made rounds over the Taiwan Strait, while a top US official was on a visit to Taipei, triggering anger in Beijing.China claims Taiwan as a "breakaway province…

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-21). The US' Latest Anti-Iranian Sanctions Will Worsen the Trade War with China. globalresearch.ca The US' latest anti-Iranian sanctions won't change much when it comes to the Islamic Republic's present economic predicament but will almost certainly provoke a worsening of the so-called "trade war" with China since the real intent seems to be to …

tricontinental (2020-09-21). The United States' Existential Challenge against China. globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump and his 'war council' — led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — have

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-21). VIDEO: Kavkaz-2020 military drill kicks off. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) — Russia launched a military drill, named ' Kavkaz-2020' on Monday, involving almost 80,000 servicemen. The exercise involves up to 80,000 servicemen from Armenia, Belarus, China, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan and other countries.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-21). Milad Tower lit up gold in support of children with cancer. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 22 (MNA) — Milad Tower in Tehran joined an international campaign per MAHAK's invitation in a simultaneous action with 6 famous towers in Canada, the UK, Belgium, China, and Malaysia.

yenisafak (2020-09-21). Trump says US won't approve TikTok deal if China maintains control. yenisafak.com U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said his administration would not approve the sale of TikTok to Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc if China's ByteDance maintains any control."If we find that they don't have total control, then we're not going to approve the deal… We will be watching it very closely," Trump told Fox News in an interview.

yenisafak (2020-09-20). Taiwan president says has no plans to talk to Japan's new PM. yenisafak.com Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday that there was no plan for her talk by telephone with new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, after a Japanese envoy had told Tsai that Suga might be open to it, prompting concern in Beijing.Taiwan, claimed by China as its own territory, has close cultural and historic ties with Japan, though Japan, like most countries, recognises China's government in Beijing, not Taiwan's.Meeting Tsai in Taipei on Friday, former Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori, visiting for a memorial service for late president Lee Teng-hui, said Suga told him that "if there is the opportuni…

A Guest Author (2020-09-20). Cuba socialista es líder mundial en la lucha contra el COVID-19. workers.org Por Rosemari Mealy Rosemari Mealy Esta es una charla ligeramente editada que se dio en un seminario web del Partido Mundo Obrero el 20 de agosto sobre "COVID puede ser derrotado: Cuba, China, Venezuela y Vietnam lideran el camino". Me gustaría agradecer a Workers World/Mundo Obrero por la oportunidad de . . . |

yenisafak (2020-09-20). Indonesia halts exports from seafood producer after virus tests. yenisafak.com Indonesia has suspended exports from an Indonesian seafood company PT Putri Indah into China after its frozen fish products tested positive for the coronavirus, the country's fisheries ministry said in a statement on Saturday.The ministry said that an investigation was underway and that the suspension would only apply to PT Putri Indah "whereas the others can still do export activities as usual."The virus was detected on the outermost side of the package, not on the fish, the ministry said.The seven-day suspension began on Friday, it said.A person in charge of marketing, answering a number listed for PT Putri Ind…

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-20). TikTok and Parent Company Challenge Hostile Trump Regime Actions. globalresearch.ca Since taking office, the Trump regime blacklisted scores of Chinese tech-related companies from doing business in the US. | His actions have been all about wanting China's development, growth, and prominence on the world stage undermined to give corporate America a …

_____ (2020-09-20). Sinophobia Inc: Understanding The Anti-China Industrial Complex. popularresistance.org The United States' alliance is barreling towards conflict with China. In recent months, the U.S. government has taken unprecedented steps to upend normal relations with China: sanctioning Communist Party of China officials, banning Chinese tech companies like TikTok and Huawei, interrogating and surveilling Chinese students and scientists, and even forcing the Houston Chinese consulate to close. | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls it an end to "blind engagement" with a Chinese state he labels an existential threat to the "free world."

Nauman Sadiq (2020-09-20). Rise of Trumpism and Geoeconomic Pivot to China. globalresearch.ca Though lacking intellect and often ridiculed for frequent spelling errors on Twitter timeline, such as "unpresidented" and "covfefe," implying he gets his news feed from television talk shows and rarely reads book and articles, Donald Trump is street smart and …

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-09-20). Swaziland union vows to fight back after Taiwanese garment factory files "false" charges. peoplesdispatch.org FTM Garments filed a case against Amalgamated Trade Unions of Swaziland (ATUSWA), a week after the union had taken the company to court over the former's refusal to recognize it…

Newsclick (2020-09-20). How US aggression on China will destabilize global trade and tech. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent developments in the US-China 'trade war' which has escalated following a number of recent aggressive US measures against China in the trade and tech sectors.

Yan Qiu, Wen Ren, Ying Liu, Wei-er Chen, Xiao-hua Pan, Jing-jing Ren (2020-09-20). [Research Paper] Disease burden of inflammatory bowel disease in China from 1990 to 2017: Findings from the global burden of diseases 2017. thelancet.com Between 1990 and 2017, China experienced a decrease in the age-standardized DALYs, mortality rates and YLLs due to IBD, despite an increase in the age-standardized rate of prevalence, incidence and YLDs. China is still one of the low endemic areas.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-20). US claim to trigger snapback mechanism null and void. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) — The Permanent Mission of China in Vienna said that the US is no longer a JCPOA participant and its claim of triggering the snapback mechanism is baseless.

yenisafak (2020-09-19). Taiwan travellers take sightseeing 'flight to nowhere'. yenisafak.com A Taiwanese airline carried around 120 passengers on a "flight to nowhere" on Saturday to view the South Korean resort island of Jeju, before flying straight back home, the latest gimmick to give people a glimpse of normality during the COVID-19 pandemic.Tough border restrictions to keep the coronavirus under control have led to a 97.5% plunge in international travel in the region, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.Many frequent flyers miss getting on planes and airlines including Taiwan's EVA Airways Corp and Japan's ANA Holdings Inc, desperate for revenue and to keep their pilots' licences c…

WSWS (2020-09-19). US, Colombia stage war games as Pompeo threatens Venezuela. wsws.org Pompeo's Latin American tour is aimed both at escalating aggression against Venezuela and countering China's influence in the region.

John Cavanagh (2020-09-19). Trump trade wars have led to lost US jobs and factories. zcomm.org Trump is making false claims about his record in struggling states like Ohio and Michigan. The jobs haven't come back. They've been offshored to China…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-19). China, Russia next targets if US wins in undermining Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Pointing to US unlawful move to reimpose sanctions against Iran and importance of confronting its unilateralism, Cartalucci said China and Russia are next targets of the US if it will be successful in undermining of Iran.

Zeb Larson (2020-09-18). American Companies Are Profiting Off of Labor Camps in Xinjiang. progressive.org Here's how we can start holding them accountable.

Staff (2020-09-18). TikTok and WeChat Apps Banned by Trump Administration Starting This Sunday. truthout.org The Trump administration announced a ban on downloading two popular social media apps owned by China-based corporations starting this Sunday, citing national security and consumer privacy concerns. | WeChat and TikTok

2020-09-21: News Headlines

yenisafak (2020-09-21). China heightens Taiwan rhetoric amid US 'interference'. yenisafak.com China on Monday criticized the US for a recent visit to Taiwan, accusing Washington of intervening in its territorial integrity.Addressing a press conference in Beijing, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said: "Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory and the so-called 'middle line' in the Taiwan Straits does not exist," the Global Times daily reported.The statement comes after the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force jets made rounds over the Taiwan Strait, while a top US official was on a visit to Taipei, triggering anger in Beijing.China claims Taiwan as a "breakaway province…

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-21). The US' Latest Anti-Iranian Sanctions Will Worsen the Trade War with China. globalresearch.ca The US' latest anti-Iranian sanctions won't change much when it comes to the Islamic Republic's present economic predicament but will almost certainly provoke a worsening of the so-called "trade war" with China since the real intent seems to be to …

tricontinental (2020-09-21). The United States' Existential Challenge against China. globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump and his 'war council' — led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — have

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-21). VIDEO: Kavkaz-2020 military drill kicks off. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) — Russia launched a military drill, named ' Kavkaz-2020' on Monday, involving almost 80,000 servicemen. The exercise involves up to 80,000 servicemen from Armenia, Belarus, China, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan and other countries.

yenisafak (2020-09-21). Trump says US won't approve TikTok deal if China maintains control. yenisafak.com U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said his administration would not approve the sale of TikTok to Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc if China's ByteDance maintains any control."If we find that they don't have total control, then we're not going to approve the deal… We will be watching it very closely," Trump told Fox News in an interview.

yenisafak (2020-09-20). Taiwan president says has no plans to talk to Japan's new PM. yenisafak.com Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday that there was no plan for her talk by telephone with new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, after a Japanese envoy had told Tsai that Suga might be open to it, prompting concern in Beijing.Taiwan, claimed by China as its own territory, has close cultural and historic ties with Japan, though Japan, like most countries, recognises China's government in Beijing, not Taiwan's.Meeting Tsai in Taipei on Friday, former Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori, visiting for a memorial service for late president Lee Teng-hui, said Suga told him that "if there is the opportuni…

A Guest Author (2020-09-20). Cuba socialista es líder mundial en la lucha contra el COVID-19. workers.org Por Rosemari Mealy Rosemari Mealy Esta es una charla ligeramente editada que se dio en un seminario web del Partido Mundo Obrero el 20 de agosto sobre "COVID puede ser derrotado: Cuba, China, Venezuela y Vietnam lideran el camino". Me gustaría agradecer a Workers World/Mundo Obrero por la oportunidad de . . . |

yenisafak (2020-09-20). Indonesia halts exports from seafood producer after virus tests. yenisafak.com Indonesia has suspended exports from an Indonesian seafood company PT Putri Indah into China after its frozen fish products tested positive for the coronavirus, the country's fisheries ministry said in a statement on Saturday.The ministry said that an investigation was underway and that the suspension would only apply to PT Putri Indah "whereas the others can still do export activities as usual."The virus was detected on the outermost side of the package, not on the fish, the ministry said.The seven-day suspension began on Friday, it said.A person in charge of marketing, answering a number listed for PT Putri Ind…

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-20). TikTok and Parent Company Challenge Hostile Trump Regime Actions. globalresearch.ca Since taking office, the Trump regime blacklisted scores of Chinese tech-related companies from doing business in the US. | His actions have been all about wanting China's development, growth, and prominence on the world stage undermined to give corporate America a …

Newsclick (2020-09-20). How US aggression on China will destabilize global trade and tech. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent developments in the US-China 'trade war' which has escalated following a number of recent aggressive US measures against China in the trade and tech sectors.

Nauman Sadiq (2020-09-20). Rise of Trumpism and Geoeconomic Pivot to China. globalresearch.ca Though lacking intellect and often ridiculed for frequent spelling errors on Twitter timeline, such as "unpresidented" and "covfefe," implying he gets his news feed from television talk shows and rarely reads book and articles, Donald Trump is street smart and …

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-09-20). Swaziland union vows to fight back after Taiwanese garment factory files "false" charges. peoplesdispatch.org FTM Garments filed a case against Amalgamated Trade Unions of Swaziland (ATUSWA), a week after the union had taken the company to court over the former's refusal to recognize it…

_____ (2020-09-20). Sinophobia Inc: Understanding The Anti-China Industrial Complex. popularresistance.org The United States' alliance is barreling towards conflict with China. In recent months, the U.S. government has taken unprecedented steps to upend normal relations with China: sanctioning Communist Party of China officials, banning Chinese tech companies like TikTok and Huawei, interrogating and surveilling Chinese students and scientists, and even forcing the Houston Chinese consulate to close. | Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls it an end to "blind engagement" with a Chinese state he labels an existential threat to the "free world."

Yan Qiu, Wen Ren, Ying Liu, Wei-er Chen, Xiao-hua Pan, Jing-jing Ren (2020-09-20). [Research Paper] Disease burden of inflammatory bowel disease in China from 1990 to 2017: Findings from the global burden of diseases 2017. thelancet.com Between 1990 and 2017, China experienced a decrease in the age-standardized DALYs, mortality rates and YLLs due to IBD, despite an increase in the age-standardized rate of prevalence, incidence and YLDs. China is still one of the low endemic areas.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-20). US claim to trigger snapback mechanism null and void. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) — The Permanent Mission of China in Vienna said that the US is no longer a JCPOA participant and its claim of triggering the snapback mechanism is baseless.

yenisafak (2020-09-19). Taiwan travellers take sightseeing 'flight to nowhere'. yenisafak.com A Taiwanese airline carried around 120 passengers on a "flight to nowhere" on Saturday to view the South Korean resort island of Jeju, before flying straight back home, the latest gimmick to give people a glimpse of normality during the COVID-19 pandemic.Tough border restrictions to keep the coronavirus under control have led to a 97.5% plunge in international travel in the region, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.Many frequent flyers miss getting on planes and airlines including Taiwan's EVA Airways Corp and Japan's ANA Holdings Inc, desperate for revenue and to keep their pilots' licences c…

WSWS (2020-09-19). US, Colombia stage war games as Pompeo threatens Venezuela. wsws.org Pompeo's Latin American tour is aimed both at escalating aggression against Venezuela and countering China's influence in the region.

John Cavanagh (2020-09-19). Trump trade wars have led to lost US jobs and factories. zcomm.org Trump is making false claims about his record in struggling states like Ohio and Michigan. The jobs haven't come back. They've been offshored to China…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-19). China, Russia next targets if US wins in undermining Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Pointing to US unlawful move to reimpose sanctions against Iran and importance of confronting its unilateralism, Cartalucci said China and Russia are next targets of the US if it will be successful in undermining of Iran.

_____ (2020-09-18). A Cold War Power Play At The Inter-American Development Bank. popularresistance.org Having launched his presidential campaign by labeling migrants from south of the U.S.-Mexico border as "rapists and criminals," Latin America was perhaps one of the last places President Donald Trump expected to rely on as a source of steadfast friends. It thus comes as no surprise that in the new Cold War against China, Trump's tactics in recruiting allies in Latin America have been reminiscent of the many "caudillos" that have plagued the continent in the past. The politicized impeachment of Dilma Roussef, deposing of Evo Morales, and attempted invasion of Venezuela set the backdrop to U.S. efforts to bring Lat…

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-18). Wise People Know That Winning a War Is No Better Than Losing One. mronline.org U.S. President Donald Trump and his 'war council'—led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo—have amplified their aggression against China.

Zeb Larson (2020-09-18). American Companies Are Profiting Off of Labor Camps in Xinjiang. progressive.org Here's how we can start holding them accountable.

_____ (2020-09-18). Wise People Know Winning A War Is No Better Than Losing One. popularresistance.org US President Donald Trump and his 'war council' — led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — have amplified their aggression against China. What began as a trade dispute in the 1990s has now escalated into the United States making an existential challenge against China. | The threat against China is made not for irrational reasons, but for perfectly rational ones, which are laid out below in our Red Alert no. 9 (also available as a separate download from our website). These have to do with the emergence of China as a major economic and technological power.

sputniknews (2020-09-18). US Congress Prepares to Approve Second-Largest Taiwan Arms Sale Valued at $7 Billion. sputniknews.com US lawmakers are expected to soon approve a massive, new weapons sale to Taiwan. The deal would provide the autonomous island not just with defensive weapons, but also with offensive capabilities in the form of long-range strike missiles and combat drones.

Staff (2020-09-18). TikTok and WeChat Apps Banned by Trump Administration Starting This Sunday. truthout.org The Trump administration announced a ban on downloading two popular social media apps owned by China-based corporations starting this Sunday, citing national security and consumer privacy concerns. | WeChat and TikTok

WSWS (2020-09-17). Trump's China tariffs ruled illegal by World Trade Organisation. wsws.org The WTO decision will not see any relaxation of the US trade war against China but rather its intensification.

2020-09-20: News Headlines

yenisafak (2020-09-20). Taiwan president says has no plans to talk to Japan's new PM. yenisafak.com Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday that there was no plan for her talk by telephone with new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, after a Japanese envoy had told Tsai that Suga might be open to it, prompting concern in Beijing.Taiwan, claimed by China as its own territory, has close cultural and historic ties with Japan, though Japan, like most countries, recognises China's government in Beijing, not Taiwan's.Meeting Tsai in Taipei on Friday, former Japanese prime minister Yoshiro Mori, visiting for a memorial service for late president Lee Teng-hui, said Suga told him that "if there is the opportuni…

yenisafak (2020-09-20). Indonesia halts exports from seafood producer after virus tests. yenisafak.com Indonesia has suspended exports from an Indonesian seafood company PT Putri Indah into China after its frozen fish products tested positive for the coronavirus, the country's fisheries ministry said in a statement on Saturday.The ministry said that an investigation was underway and that the suspension would only apply to PT Putri Indah "whereas the others can still do export activities as usual."The virus was detected on the outermost side of the package, not on the fish, the ministry said.The seven-day suspension began on Friday, it said.A person in charge of marketing, answering a number listed for PT Putri Ind…

yenisafak (2020-09-19). Taiwan travellers take sightseeing 'flight to nowhere'. yenisafak.com A Taiwanese airline carried around 120 passengers on a "flight to nowhere" on Saturday to view the South Korean resort island of Jeju, before flying straight back home, the latest gimmick to give people a glimpse of normality during the COVID-19 pandemic.Tough border restrictions to keep the coronavirus under control have led to a 97.5% plunge in international travel in the region, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.Many frequent flyers miss getting on planes and airlines including Taiwan's EVA Airways Corp and Japan's ANA Holdings Inc, desperate for revenue and to keep their pilots' licences c…

WSWS (2020-09-19). US, Colombia stage war games as Pompeo threatens Venezuela. wsws.org Pompeo's Latin American tour is aimed both at escalating aggression against Venezuela and countering China's influence in the region.

John Cavanagh (2020-09-19). Trump trade wars have led to lost US jobs and factories. zcomm.org Trump is making false claims about his record in struggling states like Ohio and Michigan. The jobs haven't come back. They've been offshored to China…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-19). China, Russia next targets if US wins in undermining Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Pointing to US unlawful move to reimpose sanctions against Iran and importance of confronting its unilateralism, Cartalucci said China and Russia are next targets of the US if it will be successful in undermining of Iran.

_____ (2020-09-18). A Cold War Power Play At The Inter-American Development Bank. popularresistance.org Having launched his presidential campaign by labeling migrants from south of the U.S.-Mexico border as "rapists and criminals," Latin America was perhaps one of the last places President Donald Trump expected to rely on as a source of steadfast friends. It thus comes as no surprise that in the new Cold War against China, Trump's tactics in recruiting allies in Latin America have been reminiscent of the many "caudillos" that have plagued the continent in the past. The politicized impeachment of Dilma Roussef, deposing of Evo Morales, and attempted invasion of Venezuela set the backdrop to U.S. efforts to bring Lat…

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-18). Wise People Know That Winning a War Is No Better Than Losing One. mronline.org U.S. President Donald Trump and his 'war council'—led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo—have amplified their aggression against China.

_____ (2020-09-18). Wise People Know Winning A War Is No Better Than Losing One. popularresistance.org US President Donald Trump and his 'war council' — led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — have amplified their aggression against China. What began as a trade dispute in the 1990s has now escalated into the United States making an existential challenge against China. | The threat against China is made not for irrational reasons, but for perfectly rational ones, which are laid out below in our Red Alert no. 9 (also available as a separate download from our website). These have to do with the emergence of China as a major economic and technological power.

Zeb Larson (2020-09-18). American Companies Are Profiting Off of Labor Camps in Xinjiang. progressive.org Here's how we can start holding them accountable.

sputniknews (2020-09-18). US Congress Prepares to Approve Second-Largest Taiwan Arms Sale Valued at $7 Billion. sputniknews.com US lawmakers are expected to soon approve a massive, new weapons sale to Taiwan. The deal would provide the autonomous island not just with defensive weapons, but also with offensive capabilities in the form of long-range strike missiles and combat drones.

Staff (2020-09-18). TikTok and WeChat Apps Banned by Trump Administration Starting This Sunday. truthout.org The Trump administration announced a ban on downloading two popular social media apps owned by China-based corporations starting this Sunday, citing national security and consumer privacy concerns. | WeChat and TikTok

yenisafak (2020-09-17). TikTok won't sell its US operations, says owner. yenisafak.com Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is not selling its US base but is in talks for a possible cooperation in operations, state-run media said on Thursday.In a statement to Global Times newspaper, TikTok owner ByteDance said it is in talks with US software giant Oracle, which beat Microsoft in a bidding war to buy the popular app, but any agreement would require an approval of relevant authorities in both Beijing and Washington."Plans under discussion don't involve sales of its business or technology, and a final deal hasn't been signed yet," the company said.US national security officials fear the firm could provide…

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-17). Senate Democrats want $350 billion to prepare for war with China. liberationnews.org Democrats in the Senate announced September 17 a massive spending bill aimed at stepping up U.S. hostility towards China to the tune of $350 billion. Introduced by leading imperialist war hawks Chuck Schumer and Bob Menendez, the legislation is intended to shore up U.S. dominance in strategic sectors of the world economy through huge government …

WSWS (2020-09-17). Trump's China tariffs ruled illegal by World Trade Organisation. wsws.org The WTO decision will not see any relaxation of the US trade war against China but rather its intensification.

sputniknews (2020-09-16). $400 Billion Deal Between Iran-China Does Not Impact Our Ties with Tehran: Indian Foreign Minister. sputniknews.com Murmurs of a potential $400 billion trade and military deal between Beijing and Tehran have reached New Delhi. As China and India continue to have estranged relations, Beijing's growing influence in the strategically-important Iran is being seen as a matter of concern by the Indian opposition.

Daniel Renken (2020-09-16). Media narratives about China endanger world peace. peoplesworld.org In recent months, Americans have received a barrage of news on TV, social media, and even late-night talk shows discussing the "aggressive" actions of the People's Republic of China. Whether it's the disputed waters of the South China Sea, the Hong Kong protests, or accusations of religious discrimination and genocide, the presentations of the national …

MEE and agencies (2020-09-16). Dubai's DP World and Israeli group to jointly bid for Haifa port privatisation. middleeasteye.net Dubai's DP World and Israeli group to jointly bid for Haifa port privatisation | UAE and Israeli companies sign agreements to potentially open direct shipping line between two countries | Wed, 09/16/2020 – 17: 52 | Haifa Port will need to be upgraded to compete with port being built in area by China's Shanghai International Port Group (AFP/File photo) | Dubai Ports (DP) World announced on…

2020-09-19: News Headlines

yenisafak (2020-09-19). Taiwan travellers take sightseeing 'flight to nowhere'. yenisafak.com A Taiwanese airline carried around 120 passengers on a "flight to nowhere" on Saturday to view the South Korean resort island of Jeju, before flying straight back home, the latest gimmick to give people a glimpse of normality during the COVID-19 pandemic.Tough border restrictions to keep the coronavirus under control have led to a 97.5% plunge in international travel in the region, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.Many frequent flyers miss getting on planes and airlines including Taiwan's EVA Airways Corp and Japan's ANA Holdings Inc, desperate for revenue and to keep their pilots' licences c…

John Cavanagh (2020-09-19). Trump trade wars have led to lost US jobs and factories. zcomm.org Trump is making false claims about his record in struggling states like Ohio and Michigan. The jobs haven't come back. They've been offshored to China…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-19). China, Russia next targets if US wins in undermining Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Pointing to US unlawful move to reimpose sanctions against Iran and importance of confronting its unilateralism, Cartalucci said China and Russia are next targets of the US if it will be successful in undermining of Iran.

_____ (2020-09-18). A Cold War Power Play At The Inter-American Development Bank. popularresistance.org Having launched his presidential campaign by labeling migrants from south of the U.S.-Mexico border as "rapists and criminals," Latin America was perhaps one of the last places President Donald Trump expected to rely on as a source of steadfast friends. It thus comes as no surprise that in the new Cold War against China, Trump's tactics in recruiting allies in Latin America have been reminiscent of the many "caudillos" that have plagued the continent in the past. The politicized impeachment of Dilma Roussef, deposing of Evo Morales, and attempted invasion of Venezuela set the backdrop to U.S. efforts to bring Lat…

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-18). Wise People Know That Winning a War Is No Better Than Losing One. dissidentvoice.org Liu Bolin (China), Guernica, 2016 Dedicated to Soni Prashad, 1929-2020, who spent her life looking for a better world. US President Donald Trump and his 'war council' — led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — have amplified their aggression against China. What began as a trade dispute in the 1990s has now escalated into …

Zeb Larson (2020-09-18). American Companies Are Profiting Off of Labor Camps in Xinjiang. progressive.org Here's how we can start holding them accountable.

_____ (2020-09-18). Wise People Know Winning A War Is No Better Than Losing One. popularresistance.org US President Donald Trump and his 'war council' — led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — have amplified their aggression against China. What began as a trade dispute in the 1990s has now escalated into the United States making an existential challenge against China. | The threat against China is made not for irrational reasons, but for perfectly rational ones, which are laid out below in our Red Alert no. 9 (also available as a separate download from our website). These have to do with the emergence of China as a major economic and technological power.

sputniknews (2020-09-18). US Congress Prepares to Approve Second-Largest Taiwan Arms Sale Valued at $7 Billion. sputniknews.com US lawmakers are expected to soon approve a massive, new weapons sale to Taiwan. The deal would provide the autonomous island not just with defensive weapons, but also with offensive capabilities in the form of long-range strike missiles and combat drones.

Staff (2020-09-18). TikTok and WeChat Apps Banned by Trump Administration Starting This Sunday. truthout.org The Trump administration announced a ban on downloading two popular social media apps owned by China-based corporations starting this Sunday, citing national security and consumer privacy concerns. | WeChat and TikTok

yenisafak (2020-09-17). TikTok won't sell its US operations, says owner. yenisafak.com Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is not selling its US base but is in talks for a possible cooperation in operations, state-run media said on Thursday.In a statement to Global Times newspaper, TikTok owner ByteDance said it is in talks with US software giant Oracle, which beat Microsoft in a bidding war to buy the popular app, but any agreement would require an approval of relevant authorities in both Beijing and Washington."Plans under discussion don't involve sales of its business or technology, and a final deal hasn't been signed yet," the company said.US national security officials fear the firm could provide…

RT (2020-09-17). 'No force in the world can stop Indian soldiers from patrolling' contested border area amid tensions with China — New Delhi. rt.com Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has said no one can prevent Indian soldiers from patrolling the border in Ladakh region. China has amassed troops in the area and will see India's counter-deployment, he added. | The spate of skirmishes between Indian and Chinese soldiers over the last few months was primarily over the issue of patrolling the Ladakh border, the minister said. The incidents resulted in the deaths of at least 20 Indian soldiers, though Beijing has yet to confirm Chinese casualties. | Singh denied allegations that Indian forces are not being allowed to patrol in certain parts of the Galwan va…

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-17). Senate Democrats want $350 billion to prepare for war with China. liberationnews.org Democrats in the Senate announced September 17 a massive spending bill aimed at stepping up U.S. hostility towards China to the tune of $350 billion. Introduced by leading imperialist war hawks Chuck Schumer and Bob Menendez, the legislation is intended to shore up U.S. dominance in strategic sectors of the world economy through huge government …

WSWS (2020-09-17). Trump's China tariffs ruled illegal by World Trade Organisation. wsws.org The WTO decision will not see any relaxation of the US trade war against China but rather its intensification.

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-16). How Xinjiang "Interferes" with the EU-China Deal. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on A Beijing-Brussels-Berlin special: that was quite the video-summit. | From Beijing, we had President Xi Jinping. From Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel. And from Brussels, President of the European Council Charles Michel…

sputniknews (2020-09-16). $400 Billion Deal Between Iran-China Does Not Impact Our Ties with Tehran: Indian Foreign Minister. sputniknews.com Murmurs of a potential $400 billion trade and military deal between Beijing and Tehran have reached New Delhi. As China and India continue to have estranged relations, Beijing's growing influence in the strategically-important Iran is being seen as a matter of concern by the Indian opposition.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-16). COVID-19 Coronavirus: The Crisis. "You Simulate and Then You Go Live" globalresearch.ca On January 30th 2020, the WHO Director General declared a Public Health Emergency (PHEIC) in relation to China's novel coronavirus. This far-reaching decision was taken without the support of expert opinion. There were 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken. 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc.

Daniel Renken (2020-09-16). Media narratives about China endanger world peace. peoplesworld.org In recent months, Americans have received a barrage of news on TV, social media, and even late-night talk shows discussing the "aggressive" actions of the People's Republic of China. Whether it's the disputed waters of the South China Sea, the Hong Kong protests, or accusations of religious discrimination and genocide, the presentations of the national …

MEE and agencies (2020-09-16). Dubai's DP World and Israeli group to jointly bid for Haifa port privatisation. middleeasteye.net Dubai's DP World and Israeli group to jointly bid for Haifa port privatisation | UAE and Israeli companies sign agreements to potentially open direct shipping line between two countries | Wed, 09/16/2020 – 17: 52 | Haifa Port will need to be upgraded to compete with port being built in area by China's Shanghai International Port Group (AFP/File photo) | Dubai Ports (DP) World announced on…

_____ (2020-09-16). US Tariffs On China Ruled To Be Illegal. popularresistance.org Geneva — The World Trade Organization said Tuesday that Trump administration tariffs on Chinese goods totaling more than $200 billion are illegal under the rules of the global trade body. | The decision marks the first time the Geneva-based trade body has ruled against a series of tariffs that President Donald Trump's government has imposed on a number of countries, allies and rivals alike. | Trump has repeatedly criticized the WTO, which oversees international disputes on trade, for allegedly treating the U.S. unfairly.

WSWS (2020-09-16). US defence secretary phones Sri Lankan president about increased military cooperation. wsws.org Washington wants enhanced military relations with the strategically-located island in order to intensify its war drive against China.

2020-09-18: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-18). Wise People Know That Winning a War Is No Better Than Losing One. dissidentvoice.org Liu Bolin (China), Guernica, 2016 Dedicated to Soni Prashad, 1929-2020, who spent her life looking for a better world. US President Donald Trump and his 'war council' — led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — have amplified their aggression against China. What began as a trade dispute in the 1990s has now escalated into …

yenisafak (2020-09-17). TikTok won't sell its US operations, says owner. yenisafak.com Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is not selling its US base but is in talks for a possible cooperation in operations, state-run media said on Thursday.In a statement to Global Times newspaper, TikTok owner ByteDance said it is in talks with US software giant Oracle, which beat Microsoft in a bidding war to buy the popular app, but any agreement would require an approval of relevant authorities in both Beijing and Washington."Plans under discussion don't involve sales of its business or technology, and a final deal hasn't been signed yet," the company said.US national security officials fear the firm could provide…

RT (2020-09-17). 'No force in the world can stop Indian soldiers from patrolling' contested border area amid tensions with China — New Delhi. rt.com Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has said no one can prevent Indian soldiers from patrolling the border in Ladakh region. China has amassed troops in the area and will see India's counter-deployment, he added. | The spate of skirmishes between Indian and Chinese soldiers over the last few months was primarily over the issue of patrolling the Ladakh border, the minister said. The incidents resulted in the deaths of at least 20 Indian soldiers, though Beijing has yet to confirm Chinese casualties. | Singh denied allegations that Indian forces are not being allowed to patrol in certain parts of the Galwan va…

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-17). Senate Democrats want $350 billion to prepare for war with China. liberationnews.org Democrats in the Senate announced September 17 a massive spending bill aimed at stepping up U.S. hostility towards China to the tune of $350 billion. Introduced by leading imperialist war hawks Chuck Schumer and Bob Menendez, the legislation is intended to shore up U.S. dominance in strategic sectors of the world economy through huge government …

WSWS (2020-09-17). Trump's China tariffs ruled illegal by World Trade Organisation. wsws.org The WTO decision will not see any relaxation of the US trade war against China but rather its intensification.

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-16). How Xinjiang "Interferes" with the EU-China Deal. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on A Beijing-Brussels-Berlin special: that was quite the video-summit. | From Beijing, we had President Xi Jinping. From Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel. And from Brussels, President of the European Council Charles Michel…

sputniknews (2020-09-16). $400 Billion Deal Between Iran-China Does Not Impact Our Ties with Tehran: Indian Foreign Minister. sputniknews.com Murmurs of a potential $400 billion trade and military deal between Beijing and Tehran have reached New Delhi. As China and India continue to have estranged relations, Beijing's growing influence in the strategically-important Iran is being seen as a matter of concern by the Indian opposition.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-16). COVID-19 Coronavirus: The Crisis. "You Simulate and Then You Go Live" globalresearch.ca On January 30th 2020, the WHO Director General declared a Public Health Emergency (PHEIC) in relation to China's novel coronavirus. This far-reaching decision was taken without the support of expert opinion. There were 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken. 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc.

Daniel Renken (2020-09-16). Media narratives about China endanger world peace. peoplesworld.org In recent months, Americans have received a barrage of news on TV, social media, and even late-night talk shows discussing the "aggressive" actions of the People's Republic of China. Whether it's the disputed waters of the South China Sea, the Hong Kong protests, or accusations of religious discrimination and genocide, the presentations of the national …

MEE and agencies (2020-09-16). Dubai's DP World and Israeli group to jointly bid for Haifa port privatisation. middleeasteye.net Dubai's DP World and Israeli group to jointly bid for Haifa port privatisation | UAE and Israeli companies sign agreements to potentially open direct shipping line between two countries | Wed, 09/16/2020 – 17: 52 | Haifa Port will need to be upgraded to compete with port being built in area by China's Shanghai International Port Group (AFP/File photo) | Dubai Ports (DP) World announced on…

_____ (2020-09-16). US Tariffs On China Ruled To Be Illegal. popularresistance.org Geneva — The World Trade Organization said Tuesday that Trump administration tariffs on Chinese goods totaling more than $200 billion are illegal under the rules of the global trade body. | The decision marks the first time the Geneva-based trade body has ruled against a series of tariffs that President Donald Trump's government has imposed on a number of countries, allies and rivals alike. | Trump has repeatedly criticized the WTO, which oversees international disputes on trade, for allegedly treating the U.S. unfairly.

WSWS (2020-09-16). US defence secretary phones Sri Lankan president about increased military cooperation. wsws.org Washington wants enhanced military relations with the strategically-located island in order to intensify its war drive against China.

yenisafak (2020-09-15). China says its relationship with the Vatican has been improving. yenisafak.com China said on Tuesday its relationship with the Vatican has been improving and it would like to remain in touch to ensure more progress in the relationship.Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin spoke after reports that the pope had given the green light for an extension of an accord with Beijing.

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-15). The difference between the US and China's response to COVID-19 is staggering. peoplesdispatch.org While US continues to suffer the devastating impacts of poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic, China's people-centered approach serves as a model to follow…

B. Nimri Aziz (2020-09-15). Is Nepal Skirting, Denying or Defying the Covid Pandemic? counterpunch.org News from the Himalayas is scant this year. No Everest or K2 summiting; nothing about the railway from China; no new Sherpa biographies. Demonstrations in Kathmandu protesting India's territorial claim on Kalapani, a spur of land at Nepal's furthest northwestern border subsided after a talk between their respective prime ministers. Then military skirmishes between India and

yenisafak (2020-09-15). China launches 9 satellites into space from sea. yenisafak.com The satellites from the Jilin-1 Gaofen 03-1 group took off from the Yellow Sea at 9: 23 am (0123 GMT), Xinhua News reported.The indigenously-built Long March-11 carrier rocket was used for the launch, a first from the sea.Last week, China sent an observation satellite, Gaofen-11 02, into the orbit through a Long March-4B carrier rocket. It will be used for mapping efforts in China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.With its expanded space work including the launch of satellites, China is closer to completing its own space station.It plans to inaugurate its large modular space station this year, which will be pla…

Anand Naidoo (2020-09-15). The Heat: China-EU summit. america.cgtn.com Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders of the European Union meet for a second round of talks aimed at boosting trade and investment. Is the Asian economic powerhouse pivoting towards Europe?>

RT (2020-09-15). Dems and linked officials kick Green Party off presidential ballots in swing states, sparking concerns of political machination. rt.com The Democratic Party in the US has been blasted online for allegedly trying to disenfranchise the Green Party, which is facing an all-out political attack, losing places on several states' presidential ballots. | The Supreme Courts of Wisconsin and Montana on Monday decided against the Green Party's nominee Howie Hawkins' presence on the ballot list for the November election. In both instances, court officials linked to the Democratic Party were responsible. | This coincided with Philadelphia's Democrats currently being in a legal battle with the Greens to try and prevent Hawkins from appearing on the ballots…

_____ (2020-09-15). Inside The World Uyghur Congress. popularresistance.org In recent years, few stories have generated as much outrage in the West as the condition of Uyghur Muslims in China. Reporting on the issue is typically represented through seemingly spontaneous leaks of information and expressions of resistance by Uyghur human rights activists struggling to be heard against a tyrannical Chinese government. | True or not, nearly everything that appears in Western media accounts of China's Uyghur Muslims is the product of a carefully conceived media campaign generated by an apparatus of right-wing, anti-communist Uyghur separatists funded and trained by the US government.

Shane Quinn (2020-09-15). US Planned Nuclear Attacks on Every City in the USSR and China. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2018. | In mid-December 1960, a conference was held at Strategic Air Command headquarters near Omaha, Nebraska, to outline America's nuclear war strategy. During the meeting, plans were revealed whereby Moscow alone would be hit …

teleSUR (2020-09-15). China Launches 9 Satellites Into Space From the Yellow Sea. telesurenglish.net China successfully sent nine Jilin-1 Gaofen 03-1 satellites into planned orbit at the Yellow Sea Tuesday. The launch was made from the Long March-11 carrier rocket and the mission was conducted from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. | RELATED: | "Last week, China sent an observation satellite, Gaofen-11 02, into the orbit through a Long March-4B carrier rocket. It will be used for mapping efforts in China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative," news agenc…

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Activists decry 'genocide' of China's Uighur Muslims. yenisafak.com Nearly two dozen activist groups said on Tuesday that crimes against humanity and genocide are taking place against Uighurs in China's remote Xinjiang region, where more than 1 million people are held in camps.There was no immediate response to the allegations by the Chinese foreign ministry, contacted by Reuters. China says the camps are vocational education and training centres as part of counter-terrorism and deradicalisation measures.The open letter signed by groups including the U.S.-based Uighur Human Rights Project and Genocide Watch calls on the United Nations Human Rights Council to launch an investigati…

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Indonesia to beef-up patrols after China coastguard raises suspicion. yenisafak.com Indonesia will increase maritime security operations near some of its islands in the South China Sea after a Chinese coastguard vessel was spotted nearby, raising suspicions about its intentions, a senior security official said on Tuesday.The vessel entered Indonesia's 200-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the northern Natuna islands on Saturday and left on Monday after radio challenges over jurisdiction, Aan Kurnia, chief of the maritime security agency, Bakamla, told Reuters.Under international law, innocent passage is permitted through another country's EEZ, but Aan said the vessel was lingering too long.

2020-09-17: News Headlines

yenisafak (2020-09-17). TikTok won't sell its US operations, says owner. yenisafak.com Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is not selling its US base but is in talks for a possible cooperation in operations, state-run media said on Thursday.In a statement to Global Times newspaper, TikTok owner ByteDance said it is in talks with US software giant Oracle, which beat Microsoft in a bidding war to buy the popular app, but any agreement would require an approval of relevant authorities in both Beijing and Washington."Plans under discussion don't involve sales of its business or technology, and a final deal hasn't been signed yet," the company said.US national security officials fear the firm could provide…

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-17). Senate Democrats want $350 billion to prepare for war with China. liberationnews.org Democrats in the Senate announced September 17 a massive spending bill aimed at stepping up U.S. hostility towards China to the tune of $350 billion. Introduced by leading imperialist war hawks Chuck Schumer and Bob Menendez, the legislation is intended to shore up U.S. dominance in strategic sectors of the world economy through huge government …

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-16). How Xinjiang "Interferes" with the EU-China Deal. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on A Beijing-Brussels-Berlin special: that was quite the video-summit. | From Beijing, we had President Xi Jinping. From Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel. And from Brussels, President of the European Council Charles Michel…

sputniknews (2020-09-16). $400 Billion Deal Between Iran-China Does Not Impact Our Ties with Tehran: Indian Foreign Minister. sputniknews.com Murmurs of a potential $400 billion trade and military deal between Beijing and Tehran have reached New Delhi. As China and India continue to have estranged relations, Beijing's growing influence in the strategically-important Iran is being seen as a matter of concern by the Indian opposition.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-16). COVID-19 Coronavirus: The Crisis. "You Simulate and Then You Go Live" globalresearch.ca On January 30th 2020, the WHO Director General declared a Public Health Emergency (PHEIC) in relation to China's novel coronavirus. This far-reaching decision was taken without the support of expert opinion. There were 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken. 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc.

Daniel Renken (2020-09-16). Media narratives about China endanger world peace. peoplesworld.org In recent months, Americans have received a barrage of news on TV, social media, and even late-night talk shows discussing the "aggressive" actions of the People's Republic of China. Whether it's the disputed waters of the South China Sea, the Hong Kong protests, or accusations of religious discrimination and genocide, the presentations of the national …

MEE and agencies (2020-09-16). Dubai's DP World and Israeli group to jointly bid for Haifa port privatisation. middleeasteye.net Dubai's DP World and Israeli group to jointly bid for Haifa port privatisation | UAE and Israeli companies sign agreements to potentially open direct shipping line between two countries | Wed, 09/16/2020 – 17: 52 | Haifa Port will need to be upgraded to compete with port being built in area by China's Shanghai International Port Group (AFP/File photo) | Dubai Ports (DP) World announced on…

_____ (2020-09-16). US Tariffs On China Ruled To Be Illegal. popularresistance.org Geneva — The World Trade Organization said Tuesday that Trump administration tariffs on Chinese goods totaling more than $200 billion are illegal under the rules of the global trade body. | The decision marks the first time the Geneva-based trade body has ruled against a series of tariffs that President Donald Trump's government has imposed on a number of countries, allies and rivals alike. | Trump has repeatedly criticized the WTO, which oversees international disputes on trade, for allegedly treating the U.S. unfairly.

WSWS (2020-09-16). US defence secretary phones Sri Lankan president about increased military cooperation. wsws.org Washington wants enhanced military relations with the strategically-located island in order to intensify its war drive against China.

yenisafak (2020-09-15). China says its relationship with the Vatican has been improving. yenisafak.com China said on Tuesday its relationship with the Vatican has been improving and it would like to remain in touch to ensure more progress in the relationship.Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin spoke after reports that the pope had given the green light for an extension of an accord with Beijing.

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-15). The difference between the US and China's response to COVID-19 is staggering. peoplesdispatch.org While US continues to suffer the devastating impacts of poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic, China's people-centered approach serves as a model to follow…

B. Nimri Aziz (2020-09-15). Is Nepal Skirting, Denying or Defying the Covid Pandemic? counterpunch.org News from the Himalayas is scant this year. No Everest or K2 summiting; nothing about the railway from China; no new Sherpa biographies. Demonstrations in Kathmandu protesting India's territorial claim on Kalapani, a spur of land at Nepal's furthest northwestern border subsided after a talk between their respective prime ministers. Then military skirmishes between India and

yenisafak (2020-09-15). China launches 9 satellites into space from sea. yenisafak.com The satellites from the Jilin-1 Gaofen 03-1 group took off from the Yellow Sea at 9: 23 am (0123 GMT), Xinhua News reported.The indigenously-built Long March-11 carrier rocket was used for the launch, a first from the sea.Last week, China sent an observation satellite, Gaofen-11 02, into the orbit through a Long March-4B carrier rocket. It will be used for mapping efforts in China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.With its expanded space work including the launch of satellites, China is closer to completing its own space station.It plans to inaugurate its large modular space station this year, which will be pla…

Anand Naidoo (2020-09-15). The Heat: China-EU summit. america.cgtn.com Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders of the European Union meet for a second round of talks aimed at boosting trade and investment. Is the Asian economic powerhouse pivoting towards Europe?>

RT (2020-09-15). Dems and linked officials kick Green Party off presidential ballots in swing states, sparking concerns of political machination. rt.com The Democratic Party in the US has been blasted online for allegedly trying to disenfranchise the Green Party, which is facing an all-out political attack, losing places on several states' presidential ballots. | The Supreme Courts of Wisconsin and Montana on Monday decided against the Green Party's nominee Howie Hawkins' presence on the ballot list for the November election. In both instances, court officials linked to the Democratic Party were responsible. | This coincided with Philadelphia's Democrats currently being in a legal battle with the Greens to try and prevent Hawkins from appearing on the ballots…

_____ (2020-09-15). Inside The World Uyghur Congress. popularresistance.org In recent years, few stories have generated as much outrage in the West as the condition of Uyghur Muslims in China. Reporting on the issue is typically represented through seemingly spontaneous leaks of information and expressions of resistance by Uyghur human rights activists struggling to be heard against a tyrannical Chinese government. | True or not, nearly everything that appears in Western media accounts of China's Uyghur Muslims is the product of a carefully conceived media campaign generated by an apparatus of right-wing, anti-communist Uyghur separatists funded and trained by the US government.

teleSUR (2020-09-15). China Launches 9 Satellites Into Space From the Yellow Sea. telesurenglish.net China successfully sent nine Jilin-1 Gaofen 03-1 satellites into planned orbit at the Yellow Sea Tuesday. The launch was made from the Long March-11 carrier rocket and the mission was conducted from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. | RELATED: | "Last week, China sent an observation satellite, Gaofen-11 02, into the orbit through a Long March-4B carrier rocket. It will be used for mapping efforts in China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative," news agenc…

C.K. Voltaire (2020-09-15). What comes after the "American Century"? nationofchange.org America needs to negotiate the multipolar world order with China now — not few years later, when China will be convincingly stronger than the U.S.

Shane Quinn (2020-09-15). US Planned Nuclear Attacks on Every City in the USSR and China. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2018. | In mid-December 1960, a conference was held at Strategic Air Command headquarters near Omaha, Nebraska, to outline America's nuclear war strategy. During the meeting, plans were revealed whereby Moscow alone would be hit …

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Activists decry 'genocide' of China's Uighur Muslims. yenisafak.com Nearly two dozen activist groups said on Tuesday that crimes against humanity and genocide are taking place against Uighurs in China's remote Xinjiang region, where more than 1 million people are held in camps.There was no immediate response to the allegations by the Chinese foreign ministry, contacted by Reuters. China says the camps are vocational education and training centres as part of counter-terrorism and deradicalisation measures.The open letter signed by groups including the U.S.-based Uighur Human Rights Project and Genocide Watch calls on the United Nations Human Rights Council to launch an investigati…

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Indonesia to beef-up patrols after China coastguard raises suspicion. yenisafak.com Indonesia will increase maritime security operations near some of its islands in the South China Sea after a Chinese coastguard vessel was spotted nearby, raising suspicions about its intentions, a senior security official said on Tuesday.The vessel entered Indonesia's 200-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the northern Natuna islands on Saturday and left on Monday after radio challenges over jurisdiction, Aan Kurnia, chief of the maritime security agency, Bakamla, told Reuters.Under international law, innocent passage is permitted through another country's EEZ, but Aan said the vessel was lingering too long.

sputniknews (2020-09-14). Chinese Military Labels US 'Destroyer of World Peace' in Rebuke to Pentagon Report. sputniknews.com The Chinese military has pushed back against a recent Pentagon report delivered to the US Congress, arguing that it is Washington – not Beijing – that poses a major threat to world peace.

_____ (2020-09-14). Cutting Through Western Imperialist Propaganda About China, Plus A Tribute To Kevin Zeese. popularresistance.org As US empire wanes and China's economy and global reach grow, the United States has entered a Cold War with China that includes economic warfare, military antagonism, and a misinformation campaign. Western imperialist media promote myths designed to build public opposition to China and support for this US aggression. This leaves even those on the left confused. Rarely do we hear from Chinese people who would provide clarity about their country. To fill that gap, the new Qiao Collective, composed of Chinese analysts and scholars, was created this year. We speak with collective member Elias Tchen. This is the last…

Uriel Araujo (2020-09-14). India-Japan "Mutual Naval Logistic Pact": Directed against China's Expansion in Africa. globalresearch.ca This Thursday (10) India and Japan held a summit dialogue (over the telephone) and announced their new Mutual Logistic Pact (for their navies). This agreement will further facilitate cooperation between Japanese and Indian Armed Forces, allowing, for example the Indian …

2020-09-16: News Headlines

Pepe Escobar (2020-09-16). How Xinjiang "Interferes" with the EU-China Deal. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on A Beijing-Brussels-Berlin special: that was quite the video-summit. | From Beijing, we had President Xi Jinping. From Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel. And from Brussels, President of the European Council Charles Michel…

sputniknews (2020-09-16). $400 Billion Deal Between Iran-China Does Not Impact Our Ties with Tehran: Indian Foreign Minister. sputniknews.com Murmurs of a potential $400 billion trade and military deal between Beijing and Tehran have reached New Delhi. As China and India continue to have estranged relations, Beijing's growing influence in the strategically-important Iran is being seen as a matter of concern by the Indian opposition.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-09-16). COVID-19 Coronavirus: The Crisis. "You Simulate and Then You Go Live" globalresearch.ca On January 30th 2020, the WHO Director General declared a Public Health Emergency (PHEIC) in relation to China's novel coronavirus. This far-reaching decision was taken without the support of expert opinion. There were 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken. 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc.

Daniel Renken (2020-09-16). Media narratives about China endanger world peace. peoplesworld.org In recent months, Americans have received a barrage of news on TV, social media, and even late-night talk shows discussing the "aggressive" actions of the People's Republic of China. Whether it's the disputed waters of the South China Sea, the Hong Kong protests, or accusations of religious discrimination and genocide, the presentations of the national …

_____ (2020-09-16). US Tariffs On China Ruled To Be Illegal. popularresistance.org Geneva — The World Trade Organization said Tuesday that Trump administration tariffs on Chinese goods totaling more than $200 billion are illegal under the rules of the global trade body. | The decision marks the first time the Geneva-based trade body has ruled against a series of tariffs that President Donald Trump's government has imposed on a number of countries, allies and rivals alike. | Trump has repeatedly criticized the WTO, which oversees international disputes on trade, for allegedly treating the U.S. unfairly.

yenisafak (2020-09-15). China says its relationship with the Vatican has been improving. yenisafak.com China said on Tuesday its relationship with the Vatican has been improving and it would like to remain in touch to ensure more progress in the relationship.Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin spoke after reports that the pope had given the green light for an extension of an accord with Beijing.

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-15). The difference between the US and China's response to COVID-19 is staggering. peoplesdispatch.org While US continues to suffer the devastating impacts of poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic, China's people-centered approach serves as a model to follow…

B. Nimri Aziz (2020-09-15). Is Nepal Skirting, Denying or Defying the Covid Pandemic? counterpunch.org News from the Himalayas is scant this year. No Everest or K2 summiting; nothing about the railway from China; no new Sherpa biographies. Demonstrations in Kathmandu protesting India's territorial claim on Kalapani, a spur of land at Nepal's furthest northwestern border subsided after a talk between their respective prime ministers. Then military skirmishes between India and

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-15). The difference between the U.S. and China's response to COVID-19 is staggering. mronline.org In Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's new book, Rage, he reports on interviews he did in February and March with U.S. President Donald Trump about the coronavirus.

yenisafak (2020-09-15). China launches 9 satellites into space from sea. yenisafak.com The satellites from the Jilin-1 Gaofen 03-1 group took off from the Yellow Sea at 9: 23 am (0123 GMT), Xinhua News reported.The indigenously-built Long March-11 carrier rocket was used for the launch, a first from the sea.Last week, China sent an observation satellite, Gaofen-11 02, into the orbit through a Long March-4B carrier rocket. It will be used for mapping efforts in China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.With its expanded space work including the launch of satellites, China is closer to completing its own space station.It plans to inaugurate its large modular space station this year, which will be pla…

Anand Naidoo (2020-09-15). The Heat: China-EU summit. america.cgtn.com Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders of the European Union meet for a second round of talks aimed at boosting trade and investment. Is the Asian economic powerhouse pivoting towards Europe?>

RT (2020-09-15). Dems and linked officials kick Green Party off presidential ballots in swing states, sparking concerns of political machination. rt.com The Democratic Party in the US has been blasted online for allegedly trying to disenfranchise the Green Party, which is facing an all-out political attack, losing places on several states' presidential ballots. | The Supreme Courts of Wisconsin and Montana on Monday decided against the Green Party's nominee Howie Hawkins' presence on the ballot list for the November election. In both instances, court officials linked to the Democratic Party were responsible. | This coincided with Philadelphia's Democrats currently being in a legal battle with the Greens to try and prevent Hawkins from appearing on the ballots…

_____ (2020-09-15). Inside The World Uyghur Congress. popularresistance.org In recent years, few stories have generated as much outrage in the West as the condition of Uyghur Muslims in China. Reporting on the issue is typically represented through seemingly spontaneous leaks of information and expressions of resistance by Uyghur human rights activists struggling to be heard against a tyrannical Chinese government. | True or not, nearly everything that appears in Western media accounts of China's Uyghur Muslims is the product of a carefully conceived media campaign generated by an apparatus of right-wing, anti-communist Uyghur separatists funded and trained by the US government.

teleSUR (2020-09-15). China Launches 9 Satellites Into Space From the Yellow Sea. telesurenglish.net China successfully sent nine Jilin-1 Gaofen 03-1 satellites into planned orbit at the Yellow Sea Tuesday. The launch was made from the Long March-11 carrier rocket and the mission was conducted from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. | RELATED: | "Last week, China sent an observation satellite, Gaofen-11 02, into the orbit through a Long March-4B carrier rocket. It will be used for mapping efforts in China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative," news agenc…

Shane Quinn (2020-09-15). US Planned Nuclear Attacks on Every City in the USSR and China. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2018. | In mid-December 1960, a conference was held at Strategic Air Command headquarters near Omaha, Nebraska, to outline America's nuclear war strategy. During the meeting, plans were revealed whereby Moscow alone would be hit …

C.K. Voltaire (2020-09-15). What comes after the "American Century"? nationofchange.org America needs to negotiate the multipolar world order with China now — not few years later, when China will be convincingly stronger than the U.S.

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Activists decry 'genocide' of China's Uighur Muslims. yenisafak.com Nearly two dozen activist groups said on Tuesday that crimes against humanity and genocide are taking place against Uighurs in China's remote Xinjiang region, where more than 1 million people are held in camps.There was no immediate response to the allegations by the Chinese foreign ministry, contacted by Reuters. China says the camps are vocational education and training centres as part of counter-terrorism and deradicalisation measures.The open letter signed by groups including the U.S.-based Uighur Human Rights Project and Genocide Watch calls on the United Nations Human Rights Council to launch an investigati…

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Indonesia to beef-up patrols after China coastguard raises suspicion. yenisafak.com Indonesia will increase maritime security operations near some of its islands in the South China Sea after a Chinese coastguard vessel was spotted nearby, raising suspicions about its intentions, a senior security official said on Tuesday.The vessel entered Indonesia's 200-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the northern Natuna islands on Saturday and left on Monday after radio challenges over jurisdiction, Aan Kurnia, chief of the maritime security agency, Bakamla, told Reuters.Under international law, innocent passage is permitted through another country's EEZ, but Aan said the vessel was lingering too long.

sputniknews (2020-09-14). Chinese Military Labels US 'Destroyer of World Peace' in Rebuke to Pentagon Report. sputniknews.com The Chinese military has pushed back against a recent Pentagon report delivered to the US Congress, arguing that it is Washington – not Beijing – that poses a major threat to world peace.

_____ (2020-09-14). Cutting Through Western Imperialist Propaganda About China, Plus A Tribute To Kevin Zeese. popularresistance.org As US empire wanes and China's economy and global reach grow, the United States has entered a Cold War with China that includes economic warfare, military antagonism, and a misinformation campaign. Western imperialist media promote myths designed to build public opposition to China and support for this US aggression. This leaves even those on the left confused. Rarely do we hear from Chinese people who would provide clarity about their country. To fill that gap, the new Qiao Collective, composed of Chinese analysts and scholars, was created this year. We speak with collective member Elias Tchen. This is the last…

Zero Hedge (2020-09-14). Chinese Military Calls US "Destroyer of World Peace", Citing Millions Dead & Displaced in Iraq, Syria, Libya. globalresearch.ca Following the US and China imposing tit-for-tat restrictions on each other's diplomats and embassy staff, China's defense ministry on Sunday The statements are specifically in response to the Department of …

Uriel Araujo (2020-09-14). India-Japan "Mutual Naval Logistic Pact": Directed against China's Expansion in Africa. globalresearch.ca This Thursday (10) India and Japan held a summit dialogue (over the telephone) and announced their new Mutual Logistic Pact (for their navies). This agreement will further facilitate cooperation between Japanese and Indian Armed Forces, allowing, for example the Indian …

Wilfred Chan (2020-09-14). Did US Lobbying Efforts Backfire for Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement? thenation.com Did US Lobbying Efforts Backfire for Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement?

_____ (2020-09-13). China: US Is 'Destroyer Of World Peace'. popularresistance.org A spokesman for China's defense ministry said on Sunday that the U.S. is the "destroyer of world peace" while criticizing a Pentagon report on Beijing's military goals. | The Associated Press reported that Col. Wu Qian called the Department of Defense report released earlier this month a "wanton distortion" of his nation's intentions. | "Many years of evidence shows that it is the U.S. that is the fomenter of regional unrest, the violator of the international order and the destroyer of world peace," he said, noting U.S. actions in Iraq, Syria, Libya and other countries, according to the news service.

yenisafak (2020-09-13). China's security stakes 'will calm border strain'. yenisafak.com China's "aggressive" posturing in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region against India in the past four months is linked to security of its borders and a "clear break from its past," experts say.Beijing has reportedly adopted a multi-pronged strategy: unleashing massive military drills along the border with India, critical reporting and editorials in state-run media against India and an aggressive diplomatic stance. Rana Mitter, director at the University of Oxford China Centre, says China is "feeling under pressure" vis-à -vis its borders."[China] is keen to secure its border areas," the British historian and pol…

_____ (2020-09-13). The U.S. Is Doing Far Worse Than What It Accuses China of Doing to the Uighurs. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | Disney is the subject of controversy in mainstream circles again, not because it is a Vox "Some viewers who paid to stream the movie on Disney+ last weekend…

_____ (2020-09-13). The Historic Clash of Two Opposing Geopolitical Paradigms. strategic-culture.org Compared the great initiatives taken on behalf of freedom and anti colonialism throughout the past 260 years, today's America appears to be a strange and foolish creature running roughshod over the dignity of people and nations in a race for mass nuclear extermination. | Such is the image projected by Mike Pompeo's ranting anti-China attacks or the relentless demonization of Russia sweeping across mainstream media ever day- both nations who have repeatedly called for cooperation and friendship with the USA. If it were simply belligerent words then we could brush off these childish attacks as mere foolish rhetoric…

_____ (2020-09-13). Multinational Companies Account For Nearly A Fifth Of Global CO2 Emissions. popularresistance.org Rome – The global supply chains of multinational companies such as BP, Coca-Cola and Walmart are responsible for nearly a fifth of climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new study. | But the businesses outsource many of these emissions to poorer parts of the world by investing in production in developing countries, said researchers from University College London and China's Tianjin University. | Dabo Guan, the study's co-author, called the work the "first quantitative evidence" on the investment flows and carbon footprints of multinational enterprises (MNEs).

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Iran-China-Russia joint exercise to influence World' equation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) —Referring to an upcoming Iran, China, China, and Russia joint exercise, Iran's Navy Commander said that this 3 world powers' joint effort conveys the message that they are capable to influence the equations of the World.

yenisafak (2020-09-13). China calls Hong Kong people arrested at sea 'separatists'. yenisafak.com The 12 Hong Kong people arrested at sea by mainland authorities last month were separatists, a spokeswoman for China's foreign ministry said on Sunday, in response to her U.S. counterpart's characterisation of the arrest as a deterioration of human rights.The comment came a day after relatives of the detainees held a news conference in Hong Kong demanding the urgent return of the 12 who were intercepted by the Guangdong coast guard on Aug. 23 on a boat bound for Taiwan.Donning masks and hats to shield their identities, they made their first public appeal for help and information on their relatives' plight, pleadi…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Australia defends intelligence raids as spat with China escalates. yenisafak.com Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Sunday defended the government's right to intelligence raids to prevent foreign interference, after China condemned searches on the homes of its journalists working in Australia.Dutton declined to directly confirm that the Chinese journalists were questioned by Australia's intelligence agency in June, saying an investigation was still underway, but said there was some "activity" by the country's intelligence agency."Where (the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) has sufficient grounds for the execution of a search warrant, or for activities otherwise, t…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Landslides in Nepal kill 12 people, at least 21 missing. yenisafak.com Landslides triggered by torrential rain swept through two villages in Nepal on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, a government official said.Ten people were killed and 21 are missing after a massive landslide swept away homes and people in Barahbise, 100 km (62 miles) east of Kathmandu near the border with the Tibet region of China, Nepali government official Murari Wasti said.Two others died in a landslide in Baglung in the northwest.Both landslides struck the villages before dawn and people could not escape to safety, rescuers said."Rescuers are looking for those who are missing," Wasti told Reuters.The latest…

WSWS (2020-09-12). India-China border conflict remains on knife's edge. wsws.org US support for India and efforts by major European powers to boost their military-strategic presence in the Indo-Pacific could cascade the border crisis into a catastrophic war.

San Mateo Peace Action (2020-09-12). Sunday 9/13: Sharat G. Lin on the Rise and Fall of U.S.-China Relations. indybay.org Online…

2020-09-15: News Headlines

yenisafak (2020-09-15). China says its relationship with the Vatican has been improving. yenisafak.com China said on Tuesday its relationship with the Vatican has been improving and it would like to remain in touch to ensure more progress in the relationship.Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin spoke after reports that the pope had given the green light for an extension of an accord with Beijing.

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-15). The difference between the US and China's response to COVID-19 is staggering. peoplesdispatch.org While US continues to suffer the devastating impacts of poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic, China's people-centered approach serves as a model to follow…

yenisafak (2020-09-15). China launches 9 satellites into space from sea. yenisafak.com The satellites from the Jilin-1 Gaofen 03-1 group took off from the Yellow Sea at 9: 23 am (0123 GMT), Xinhua News reported.The indigenously-built Long March-11 carrier rocket was used for the launch, a first from the sea.Last week, China sent an observation satellite, Gaofen-11 02, into the orbit through a Long March-4B carrier rocket. It will be used for mapping efforts in China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.With its expanded space work including the launch of satellites, China is closer to completing its own space station.It plans to inaugurate its large modular space station this year, which will be pla…

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-15). The difference between the U.S. and China's response to COVID-19 is staggering. mronline.org In Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's new book, Rage, he reports on interviews he did in February and March with U.S. President Donald Trump about the coronavirus.

Anand Naidoo (2020-09-15). The Heat: China-EU summit. america.cgtn.com Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders of the European Union meet for a second round of talks aimed at boosting trade and investment. Is the Asian economic powerhouse pivoting towards Europe?>

_____ (2020-09-15). Inside The World Uyghur Congress. popularresistance.org In recent years, few stories have generated as much outrage in the West as the condition of Uyghur Muslims in China. Reporting on the issue is typically represented through seemingly spontaneous leaks of information and expressions of resistance by Uyghur human rights activists struggling to be heard against a tyrannical Chinese government. | True or not, nearly everything that appears in Western media accounts of China's Uyghur Muslims is the product of a carefully conceived media campaign generated by an apparatus of right-wing, anti-communist Uyghur separatists funded and trained by the US government.

Shane Quinn (2020-09-15). US Planned Nuclear Attacks on Every City in the USSR and China. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2018. | In mid-December 1960, a conference was held at Strategic Air Command headquarters near Omaha, Nebraska, to outline America's nuclear war strategy. During the meeting, plans were revealed whereby Moscow alone would be hit …

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Activists decry 'genocide' of China's Uighur Muslims. yenisafak.com Nearly two dozen activist groups said on Tuesday that crimes against humanity and genocide are taking place against Uighurs in China's remote Xinjiang region, where more than 1 million people are held in camps.There was no immediate response to the allegations by the Chinese foreign ministry, contacted by Reuters. China says the camps are vocational education and training centres as part of counter-terrorism and deradicalisation measures.The open letter signed by groups including the U.S.-based Uighur Human Rights Project and Genocide Watch calls on the United Nations Human Rights Council to launch an investigati…

yenisafak (2020-09-15). Indonesia to beef-up patrols after China coastguard raises suspicion. yenisafak.com Indonesia will increase maritime security operations near some of its islands in the South China Sea after a Chinese coastguard vessel was spotted nearby, raising suspicions about its intentions, a senior security official said on Tuesday.The vessel entered Indonesia's 200-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) off the northern Natuna islands on Saturday and left on Monday after radio challenges over jurisdiction, Aan Kurnia, chief of the maritime security agency, Bakamla, told Reuters.Under international law, innocent passage is permitted through another country's EEZ, but Aan said the vessel was lingering too long.

sputniknews (2020-09-14). Chinese Military Labels US 'Destroyer of World Peace' in Rebuke to Pentagon Report. sputniknews.com The Chinese military has pushed back against a recent Pentagon report delivered to the US Congress, arguing that it is Washington – not Beijing – that poses a major threat to world peace.

_____ (2020-09-14). Cutting Through Western Imperialist Propaganda About China, Plus A Tribute To Kevin Zeese. popularresistance.org As US empire wanes and China's economy and global reach grow, the United States has entered a Cold War with China that includes economic warfare, military antagonism, and a misinformation campaign. Western imperialist media promote myths designed to build public opposition to China and support for this US aggression. This leaves even those on the left confused. Rarely do we hear from Chinese people who would provide clarity about their country. To fill that gap, the new Qiao Collective, composed of Chinese analysts and scholars, was created this year. We speak with collective member Elias Tchen. This is the last…

Zero Hedge (2020-09-14). Chinese Military Calls US "Destroyer of World Peace", Citing Millions Dead & Displaced in Iraq, Syria, Libya. globalresearch.ca Following the US and China imposing tit-for-tat restrictions on each other's diplomats and embassy staff, China's defense ministry on Sunday The statements are specifically in response to the Department of …

Uriel Araujo (2020-09-14). India-Japan "Mutual Naval Logistic Pact": Directed against China's Expansion in Africa. globalresearch.ca This Thursday (10) India and Japan held a summit dialogue (over the telephone) and announced their new Mutual Logistic Pact (for their navies). This agreement will further facilitate cooperation between Japanese and Indian Armed Forces, allowing, for example the Indian …

Wilfred Chan (2020-09-14). Did US Lobbying Efforts Backfire for Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement? thenation.com Did US Lobbying Efforts Backfire for Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement?

_____ (2020-09-13). China: US Is 'Destroyer Of World Peace'. popularresistance.org A spokesman for China's defense ministry said on Sunday that the U.S. is the "destroyer of world peace" while criticizing a Pentagon report on Beijing's military goals. | The Associated Press reported that Col. Wu Qian called the Department of Defense report released earlier this month a "wanton distortion" of his nation's intentions. | "Many years of evidence shows that it is the U.S. that is the fomenter of regional unrest, the violator of the international order and the destroyer of world peace," he said, noting U.S. actions in Iraq, Syria, Libya and other countries, according to the news service.

yenisafak (2020-09-13). China's security stakes 'will calm border strain'. yenisafak.com China's "aggressive" posturing in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region against India in the past four months is linked to security of its borders and a "clear break from its past," experts say.Beijing has reportedly adopted a multi-pronged strategy: unleashing massive military drills along the border with India, critical reporting and editorials in state-run media against India and an aggressive diplomatic stance. Rana Mitter, director at the University of Oxford China Centre, says China is "feeling under pressure" vis-à -vis its borders."[China] is keen to secure its border areas," the British historian and pol…

_____ (2020-09-13). The U.S. Is Doing Far Worse Than What It Accuses China of Doing to the Uighurs. strategic-culture.org Caitlin JOHNSTONE | Disney is the subject of controversy in mainstream circles again, not because it is a Vox "Some viewers who paid to stream the movie on Disney+ last weekend…

_____ (2020-09-13). The Historic Clash of Two Opposing Geopolitical Paradigms. strategic-culture.org Compared the great initiatives taken on behalf of freedom and anti colonialism throughout the past 260 years, today's America appears to be a strange and foolish creature running roughshod over the dignity of people and nations in a race for mass nuclear extermination. | Such is the image projected by Mike Pompeo's ranting anti-China attacks or the relentless demonization of Russia sweeping across mainstream media ever day- both nations who have repeatedly called for cooperation and friendship with the USA. If it were simply belligerent words then we could brush off these childish attacks as mere foolish rhetoric…

_____ (2020-09-13). Multinational Companies Account For Nearly A Fifth Of Global CO2 Emissions. popularresistance.org Rome – The global supply chains of multinational companies such as BP, Coca-Cola and Walmart are responsible for nearly a fifth of climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new study. | But the businesses outsource many of these emissions to poorer parts of the world by investing in production in developing countries, said researchers from University College London and China's Tianjin University. | Dabo Guan, the study's co-author, called the work the "first quantitative evidence" on the investment flows and carbon footprints of multinational enterprises (MNEs).

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Iran-China-Russia joint exercise to influence World' equation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) —Referring to an upcoming Iran, China, China, and Russia joint exercise, Iran's Navy Commander said that this 3 world powers' joint effort conveys the message that they are capable to influence the equations of the World.

yenisafak (2020-09-13). China calls Hong Kong people arrested at sea 'separatists'. yenisafak.com The 12 Hong Kong people arrested at sea by mainland authorities last month were separatists, a spokeswoman for China's foreign ministry said on Sunday, in response to her U.S. counterpart's characterisation of the arrest as a deterioration of human rights.The comment came a day after relatives of the detainees held a news conference in Hong Kong demanding the urgent return of the 12 who were intercepted by the Guangdong coast guard on Aug. 23 on a boat bound for Taiwan.Donning masks and hats to shield their identities, they made their first public appeal for help and information on their relatives' plight, pleadi…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Landslides in Nepal kill 12 people, at least 21 missing. yenisafak.com Landslides triggered by torrential rain swept through two villages in Nepal on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, a government official said.Ten people were killed and 21 are missing after a massive landslide swept away homes and people in Barahbise, 100 km (62 miles) east of Kathmandu near the border with the Tibet region of China, Nepali government official Murari Wasti said.Two others died in a landslide in Baglung in the northwest.Both landslides struck the villages before dawn and people could not escape to safety, rescuers said."Rescuers are looking for those who are missing," Wasti told Reuters.The latest…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Australia defends intelligence raids as spat with China escalates. yenisafak.com Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Sunday defended the government's right to intelligence raids to prevent foreign interference, after China condemned searches on the homes of its journalists working in Australia.Dutton declined to directly confirm that the Chinese journalists were questioned by Australia's intelligence agency in June, saying an investigation was still underway, but said there was some "activity" by the country's intelligence agency."Where (the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) has sufficient grounds for the execution of a search warrant, or for activities otherwise, t…

WSWS (2020-09-12). India-China border conflict remains on knife's edge. wsws.org US support for India and efforts by major European powers to boost their military-strategic presence in the Indo-Pacific could cascade the border crisis into a catastrophic war.

_____ (2020-09-12). Sept. 26: No New Cold War International Forum. popularresistance.org For our second international webinar, we're bringing together peace activists from China, the US, Britain, South Africa, India, Morocco, Bolivia and Belgium to discuss how to oppose the US-led New Cold War. | The event will take place on Zoom, on Saturday 26 September, 2pm UK / 9pm China / 9am US Eastern / 6am US Pacific. To get a ticket to the Zoom event, register on Eventbrite. Registered users will receive a link within 24 hours of the event starting. The event will also be streamed to Youtube and Facebook.

San Mateo Peace Action (2020-09-12). Sunday 9/13: Sharat G. Lin on the Rise and Fall of U.S.-China Relations. indybay.org Online…

WSWS (2020-09-12). Australian raids on Chinese journalists mark escalation of US-led witch hunt. wsws.org The timeline of this affair points to an intensifying anti-China propaganda campaign, instigated by Washington and the intelligence apparatus.

yenisafak (2020-09-11). India, China agree to 'quickly disengage, ease tensions' at border. yenisafak.com India and China agreed to quickly disengage their troops at the disputed border amid months-long ongoing faceoff, a joint statement said early Friday.Top diplomats of New Delhi and Beijing agreed at a meeting in the Russian capital Moscow on Thursday that the border troops of both sides "should continue their dialogue, quickly disengage, maintain proper distance and ease tensions," said the statement released by the Indian Foreign Ministry.The Asian giants are witnessing a heightened faceoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), a de facto border near the Himalayan region of Ladakh in the disputed Jammu and Kas…

Conn Hallinan (2020-09-11). The rule of big oil causes misery in the Middle East. peoplesworld.org During the reign of the Emperor Justinian I (527-565 AD), a mysterious plague spread out of the Nile Valley to Constantinople and finished off the Roman Empire. Appearing first in China and North India, the "Black Death" (Yersinia pestis) radiated throughout the Mediterranean and into Northern Europe. It may well have killed close to half …

_____ (2020-09-11). US Cancels Over 1,000 Visas For Chinese Nationals. popularresistance.org The United States has revoked visas for more than 1,000 Chinese nationals under a May 29 presidential proclamation to suspend entry from China of students and researchers deemed security risks, according to the US Department of State. | The acting head of the US Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, said earlier that Washington was blocking visas "for certain Chinese graduate students and researchers with ties to China's military fusion strategy, to prevent them from stealing and otherwise appropriating sensitive research."

teleSUR (2020-09-11). China, India Reach Consensus on Easing Border Tensions. telesurenglish.net China's Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar reached a five-point consensus on the developments in the border areas. | RELATED: | "The two foreign ministers agreed that both sides should follow the series of consensus reached between the two countries' leaders on developing China-India relations, including not allowing differences to become disputes," a joint statement holds. | Noting th…

_____ (2020-09-11). TikTok, Trump And The Need For A Digital Non-Aligned Movement. popularresistance.org Recent weeks have seen a dramatic escalation in the U.S.' stance towards tech companies from the People's Republic of China (PRC). After hounding the telecommunications company Huawei for years, the social networking app TikTok is the latest Chinese company to enter the firing line. | On 5 August U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo published a press release that could be seen as the master plan that explained the logic behind these policies: creating a parallel internet, defined as a place where companies from the PRC have no place.

yenisafak (2020-09-11). Germany to take in 150 refugee children from Greece. yenisafak.com German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and EU Commission's Vice President Margaritis Schinas held an online news conference to discuss the latest situation in the Moria Camp.Seehofer said that France and Germany will take in most of the 400 unaccompanied children that were relocated to the city of Thessaloniki.Germany did not give an exact number as the negotiations are still continuing, Seehofer stated.Germany aims to bring the children to the country until the end of this year, he said.Finland, Luxembourg, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Croatia, Portugal, Switzerland and Belgium are among the countries that accept…

Paul Craig Roberts (2020-09-11). The 19th Anniversary of the Deep State Attack On America. thealtworld.com Most anniversaries of September 11, 2001, I have written an article presenting yet again the enormous evidence that the official story of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon are so obviously false as to be unbelievable. Yet Americans believed the transparent lie. | The military/security complex was desperate for enemies. In 2001 Russia was under the US thumb. China's rise was predicted to be 50 years away. Where were the enemies to keep the military/security budget and power growing? | The neoconservitives who dominated the Cheney/Bush government identified the Arab Middle East as the enemy and…