2021-10-27: News Headlines

James O'Neill (2021-10-26). Significant Changes of Direction by the West in Relation to China. dissidentvoice.org Two recent articles have recently appeared in the Russian journal Strategic Culture that point to significant changes that are occurring among western nations toward Russia and China. These changes have been in the wind for some time but in recent months the tempo has accelerated. Both Russia and China are pointing the way to a …

2021-10-26: News Headlines

James O'Neill (2021-10-26). Significant Changes of Direction by the West in Relation to China. dissidentvoice.org Two recent articles have recently appeared in the Russian journal Strategic Culture that point to significant changes that are occurring among western nations toward Russia and China. These changes have been in the wind for some time but in recent months the tempo has accelerated. Both Russia and China are pointing the way to a …

ecns.cn (2021-10-25). Full Text: Speech by President Xi Jinping At the Conference Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Restoration Of the Lawful Seat of the People's Republic of China In the United Nations. ecns.cn

teleSUR, yart, JL (2021-10-25). ONU reconoce avance de China para la erradicación de la pobreza. telesurtv.net El organismo multilateral ponderó la cooperación de China con los pueblos del mundo para el combate de la Covid-19.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-25). China Ramps Up Cooperation With Pacific Island Countries Despite AUKUS Pressure. southfront.org Illustrative ImageAustralia to police South Pacific against China with US oversight. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | The foreign ministers of China and the Pacific Island nations have set up a regular meeting mechanism to expand on new areas of cooperation, including in emergency responses, fighting poverty and climate change, and the economy. China signaled that it will increase political and economic influence in a region that the US, using Australia as its police dog, wants to dominate. | The foreign ministers meeting was held in a video conference and was attended by represe…

WSWS (2021-10-25). The danger of US-China war and Australia's anti-democratic election laws. wsws.org Australian involvement in US-led wars over the past three decades has been accompanied by a constant stream of legislation designed to muzzle anti-war opposition.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-10-25). Biden's Taiwan Gaffe Meant No Harm. globalresearch.ca

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2021-10-25: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-10-25). Full Text: Speech by President Xi Jinping At the Conference Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Restoration Of the Lawful Seat of the People's Republic of China In the United Nations. ecns.cn

WSWS (2021-10-25). The danger of US-China war and Australia's anti-democratic election laws. wsws.org Australian involvement in US-led wars over the past three decades has been accompanied by a constant stream of legislation designed to muzzle anti-war opposition.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-25). China Ramps Up Cooperation With Pacific Island Countries Despite AUKUS Pressure. southfront.org Illustrative ImageAustralia to police South Pacific against China with US oversight. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | The foreign ministers of China and the Pacific Island nations have set up a regular meeting mechanism to expand on new areas of cooperation, including in emergency responses, fighting poverty and climate change, and the economy. China signaled that it will increase political and economic influence in a region that the US, using Australia as its police dog, wants to dominate. | The foreign ministers meeting was held in a video conference and was attended by represe…

teleSUR, yart, JL (2021-10-25). ONU reconoce avance de China para la erradicación de la pobreza. telesurtv.net El organismo multilateral ponderó la cooperación de China con los pueblos del mundo para el combate de la Covid-19.

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2021-10-24). China and the British Empire's Opium Wars: The Role of Synthetic Cults and the Haunting of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-10-24). Europe Should Avoid Being Drawn Into The US' Cold War On China. popularresistance.org The US administration is attempting to draw Europe into its cold war policy against China, which so far the European Union, in particular, has refused to participate in. This makes the region a key focal point in world politics today. | This threatening U.S agenda, which is completely against the interests of the people of Europe, China and the US, is unfortunately and persistently being advanced by the US administration. But significant opposition to this dangerous cold war approach is also growing across the world, including in Europe. | The opposing interest of the US proponents of the new Cold War and interes…

John Feffer (2021-10-24). Can We Avoid a War with China? zcomm.org The cold war in the Taiwan Strait threatens to turn hot…

Homar Garcés (2021-10-24). El declive estadounidense, China y el auge decolonial. globalizacion.ca Sea como se quiera observar, la retirada de las tropas estadounidenses del territorio afgano ha hecho que muchas personas vaticinen un acelerado declive de su hegemonía a nivel mundial, especialmente cuando en el horizonte se yergue China como potencia económica…

Pete Dolack (2021-10-24). China's Winding Road Toward Capitalism. counterpunch.org Image by There is perhaps no bigger controversy among partisans of the Left than the nature of China and its economy. Is it socialist? Capitalist? State capitalist? A hybrid? That so much debate swirls around this issue is its own proof that the question doesn't have a definitive answer, at least not yet. | What can be agreed upon is that China has experienced decades of extraordinary economic growth. But the nature of that growth, and the base upon which it has been created, are also subject to intense debate, arguments that necessarily rest on how a…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-24). India Deploys Advanced Anti-Aircraft Guns In High Altitude Border Standoff With China. southfront.org Indian Army artillery Unit | Originally published on Two weeks ago the Chinese and Indian militaries announced that the latest round of peace talks amid the 17-month standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) separating India from China have failed. The 13th round of talks collapsed after China accused the India side with issuing "unrealistic and unreasonable" demands. | The Indian Army has within the past days announced the fresh deployment of batteries of upgraded…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-24). Statism vs Individualism, Globalism and the New Warfare World Order. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Steve Brown | The west is (undeniably) in rapid decline. It's ever more evident. And that's led to some consideration regarding how, why, when, and where it all began to go wrong, and continues to do so. China's hope to avoid the trap of western decadence is being called a "profound transformation".

New Atlas (2021-10-24). US-funded Separatists from Tibet, Xinjiang & Hong Kong Target Beijing 2022 Olympics. newatlas.report October 24, 2021 (The New Atlas) — US-sponsored separatists groups, backed by Washington for decades, are being mobilized to attack and undermine activities related to the Beijing 2022 Olympics starting with the torch relay in Greece. I explain the background of the "Free Tibet" movement and how the US government through the CIA backed it …

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2021-10-24: News Headlines

_____ (2021-10-24). Europe Should Avoid Being Drawn Into The US' Cold War On China. popularresistance.org The US administration is attempting to draw Europe into its cold war policy against China, which so far the European Union, in particular, has refused to participate in. This makes the region a key focal point in world politics today. | This threatening U.S agenda, which is completely against the interests of the people of Europe, China and the US, is unfortunately and persistently being advanced by the US administration. But significant opposition to this dangerous cold war approach is also growing across the world, including in Europe. | The opposing interest of the US proponents of the new Cold War and interes…

John Feffer (2021-10-24). Can We Avoid a War with China? zcomm.org The cold war in the Taiwan Strait threatens to turn hot…

New Atlas (2021-10-24). US-funded Separatists from Tibet, Xinjiang & Hong Kong Target Beijing 2022 Olympics. newatlas.report October 24, 2021 (The New Atlas) — US-sponsored separatists groups, backed by Washington for decades, are being mobilized to attack and undermine activities related to the Beijing 2022 Olympics starting with the torch relay in Greece. I explain the background of the "Free Tibet" movement and how the US government through the CIA backed it …

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2021-10-24). China and the British Empire's Opium Wars: The Role of Synthetic Cults and the Haunting of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. globalresearch.ca

Pete Dolack (2021-10-24). China's Winding Road Toward Capitalism. counterpunch.org Image by There is perhaps no bigger controversy among partisans of the Left than the nature of China and its economy. Is it socialist? Capitalist? State capitalist? A hybrid? That so much debate swirls around this issue is its own proof that the question doesn't have a definitive answer, at least not yet. | What can be agreed upon is that China has experienced decades of extraordinary economic growth. But the nature of that growth, and the base upon which it has been created, are also subject to intense debate, arguments that necessarily rest on how a…

Homar Garcés (2021-10-24). El declive estadounidense, China y el auge decolonial. globalizacion.ca Sea como se quiera observar, la retirada de las tropas estadounidenses del territorio afgano ha hecho que muchas personas vaticinen un acelerado declive de su hegemonía a nivel mundial, especialmente cuando en el horizonte se yergue China como potencia económica…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-24). India Deploys Advanced Anti-Aircraft Guns In High Altitude Border Standoff With China. southfront.org Indian Army artillery Unit | Originally published on Two weeks ago the Chinese and Indian militaries announced that the latest round of peace talks amid the 17-month standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) separating India from China have failed. The 13th round of talks collapsed after China accused the India side with issuing "unrealistic and unreasonable" demands. | The Indian Army has within the past days announced the fresh deployment of batteries of upgraded…

Geraldina Colotti (2021-10-23). The "Green Conscience" of the Rich. orinocotribune.com By Geraldina Colotti — Oct 15, 2021 | During the Third China-CELAC Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation, the Venezuelan Deputy Minister for Research and Application of Knowledge, Francisco Durán, said that it is necessary to make a critical reflection on the aspiration of perpetual economic growth since it is not feasible and has caused an extraordinary planetary environmental crisis. In addition, he reiterated that it is still possible to rectify courses and establish which are the real necessities for life and which are fictitious factors that do not justify the environmental impact. | It is a visi…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-23). With WWII allusion, Russian defense minister issues stark warning over NATO threat. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ==== Reuters: NATO develops master plan for war, including nuclear war, with Russia First female NATO chief? German DM pushes European subservience to NATO/Pentagon, NATO "dealing" with China. ==== NATO pulling forces to Russian borders amid calls to deter Russia — Shoigu NATO is consistently pulling its forces to Russian borders amid calls for military …

WSWS (2021-10-23). Biden says US will go to war with China to defend Taiwan. wsws.org Biden's statement is another provocative step that undermines the basis of US-China diplomatic relations and intensifies the already acute tensions between the two countries.

Editor (2021-10-23). Cuba now part of China's 'Belt and Road Energy' alliance. mronline.org Cuba joined the Alliance for Energy of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a project to build an international mega-platform for cooperation and exchange under the principle of shared profit.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-23). As America's Supply Chain Breaks Down, Biden falls in the polls. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by William Stroock, observer, author of military fiction | Right now America is in the midst of a durable goods shortage and the term 'supply chain crisis' saturates the news. After a long lag due to the Wuhan Virus, demand is up once more. But America lacks the dock facilities to unload and store imports. As a result, more than a hundred merchant container ships lay at anchor awaiting their turn to offload their cargos at Los Angeles and Long Beach, the largest ports on the West Coast. | Compounding the crisis is a nationwide shortage of truckers brought about by onerous Covid regula…

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2021-10-23: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-10-23). Biden says US will go to war with China to defend Taiwan. wsws.org Biden's statement is another provocative step that undermines the basis of US-China diplomatic relations and intensifies the already acute tensions between the two countries.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-23). As America's Supply Chain Breaks Down, Biden falls in the polls. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by William Stroock, observer, author of military fiction | Right now America is in the midst of a durable goods shortage and the term 'supply chain crisis' saturates the news. After a long lag due to the Wuhan Virus, demand is up once more. But America lacks the dock facilities to unload and store imports. As a result, more than a hundred merchant container ships lay at anchor awaiting their turn to offload their cargos at Los Angeles and Long Beach, the largest ports on the West Coast. | Compounding the crisis is a nationwide shortage of truckers brought about by onerous Covid regula…

Sudip Bhattacharya (2021-10-22). The US Empire: Coercion and Consent. counterpunch.org The U.S. military has nearly 800 military bases scattered over 70 countries. China, its most recent competitor, has one. Spending for the U.S. military is about three times the amount Chinese government spends, and is more than the military budgets of Russia, India, the U.K., Saudi Arabia, France, Japan, Germany and China combined. "The U.S.

David Vine (2021-10-22). Do You Want a New Cold War? The AUKUS Alliance Takes the World to the Brink. counterpunch.org Before it's too late, we need to ask ourselves a crucial question: Do we really — I mean truly — want a new Cold War with China? Because that's just where the Biden administration is clearly taking us. If you need proof, check out last month's announcement of an "AUKUS" (Australia, United Kingdom, U.S.) military

Fiona Edwards (2021-10-22). Europe should avoid being drawn into the US' cold war on China. peoplesdispatch.org The US attempts to broaden its international front to participate in a cold war with China. The dispute for Europe and the military offensive.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-22). UN: Turkey among nations chastising China over Uyghurs in Xinjiang. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com 43 countries including Turkey call on China to respect Uyghur rights Forty-three countries including Turkey on Thursday at the United Nations urged China to "ensure full respect for the rule of law" with regard to the Muslim Uyghur community in Xinjiang, where human rights violations remain "particularly" worrying. "We call on China to allow immediate, …

WSWS (2021-10-22). China's Evergrande crisis at a turning point. wsws.org The key issue in the Evergrande crisis is whether the government and financial authorities will be able to stave off the effects of the developing slump in real estate and property development on the broader economy.

C.J. Atkins (2021-10-22). Australian, British, and U.S. Communists jointly condemn AUKUS nuke sub deal. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—The Communist Parties of Australia, Britain, and the United States have come together to condemn the nuclear submarine pact recently concluded by the leaders of their nations, denouncing the purchase deal as the basis for an anti-China military alliance. Representatives of the three parties met this month to discuss the implications of the agreement …

teleSUR (2021-10-22). China Rejects US And EU Meddling In Taiwan Issue. telesurenglish.net On Friday, Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin called on the United States to act and speak out cautiously when addressing the issue of the Chinese province of Taiwan. | RELATED: | The Chinese diplomat's remarks came in response to the words of President Joe Biden who said on Thursday that the United States would intervene if China invaded Taiwan. He also dared to affirm that China, Russia and the rest of the w…

John Feffer (2021-10-22). Can We Avoid a Catastrophic War With China? counterpunch.org When he was running for office in 2008, Barack Obama wanted to put an end to the war in Iraq in order to focus U.S. troops and resources on the conflict in Afghanistan. This August, the Biden administration finally withdrew the remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan. It's hard not to get the sense that it

Eve Ottenberg (2021-10-22). The Rightwing Horror That Won't Go Away. counterpunch.org Trump may belong to that select club of presidents whose arrogance matches that of our generals. Early in his presidency, he horrified some official by asking why we had H-bombs if we couldn't use them? While it's true he didn't start any new wars, don't try telling that to Chinese leadership. They clearly believed he was a nut ready to nuke them. After all, at a certain point you have to take the most powerful man on the planet at his word, and if he's babbling about China being a threat, enemy number one and a country that deliberately concocted and released a global plague killing millions of people, because,…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-22). Pentagon chief: NATO Article 5 ironclad, sacred; Russia is focus, China is challenge. Video and text. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Leaders Stress Unity at Conclusion of Defense Ministerial The secretary emphasized that the United States' commitment to Article 5 of the Washington Treaty establishing the alliance in 1949 — an attack on one nation is an attack on all — is "ironclad." He echoed President Joe Biden's words that this commitment is "a sacred …

Anonymous007 (2021-10-22). NATO Agrees On "New Master Plan" To Deter And Defend Against Russian Attacks. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 21st, NATO's defense ministers reportedly agreed on "a new master plan" to deter and defend against any potential Russian attack on multiple fronts. | This, again, reinforces the idea that the entire bloc is formed against Russia, despite any threats that China allegedly poses. | The confidential strategy aims to prepare for any simultaneous attack in the Baltic and Black Sea regions that could include nuclear weapons, hacking of computer networks and assaults from space…

Editor2 (2021-10-22). Behind the 'Uyghur Tribunal', US Govt-Backed Separatist Theater to Escalate Conflict with China. orinocotribune.com By Brian Berletic — Oct 17, 2021 | US-backed activists and regime-change operatives convened the Uyghur Tribunal to ramp up conflict with China, but wound up exposing major inconsistencies in their narrative. | As the US government's propaganda campaign against China drags on, a mock tribunal has become a central node for the dissemination of allegations of Uyghur genocide to Western media. But behind the carefully scripted horror stories conveyed to the public by an uncritical media are massive discrepancies, overt separatist sentiments, and huge sums of US government money. | This June, Uyghur separatists…

Subhankar Banerjee (2021-10-22). The Kunming Declaration & Biodiversity Fund Set a Path Toward a More Just Global Biodiversity Framework. counterpunch.org In August 2019, in the middle of heavy monsoon rain and floods, my sister Sudakshina Sen (an avid wildlife photographer) and I arrived at the Western Ghats in southwest India, a global biodiversity hotspot. One day, we got stuck on the sinuous state highway SH-78, due to fallen trees on the road from the storm.

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2021-10-22: News Headlines

Sudip Bhattacharya (2021-10-22). The US Empire: Coercion and Consent. counterpunch.org The U.S. military has nearly 800 military bases scattered over 70 countries. China, its most recent competitor, has one. Spending for the U.S. military is about three times the amount Chinese government spends, and is more than the military budgets of Russia, India, the U.K., Saudi Arabia, France, Japan, Germany and China combined. "The U.S.

David Vine (2021-10-22). Do You Want a New Cold War? The AUKUS Alliance Takes the World to the Brink. counterpunch.org Before it's too late, we need to ask ourselves a crucial question: Do we really — I mean truly — want a new Cold War with China? Because that's just where the Biden administration is clearly taking us. If you need proof, check out last month's announcement of an "AUKUS" (Australia, United Kingdom, U.S.) military

Eve Ottenberg (2021-10-22). The Rightwing Horror That Won't Go Away. counterpunch.org Trump may belong to that select club of presidents whose arrogance matches that of our generals. Early in his presidency, he horrified some official by asking why we had H-bombs if we couldn't use them? While it's true he didn't start any new wars, don't try telling that to Chinese leadership. They clearly believed he was a nut ready to nuke them. After all, at a certain point you have to take the most powerful man on the planet at his word, and if he's babbling about China being a threat, enemy number one and a country that deliberately concocted and released a global plague killing millions of people, because,…

WSWS (2021-10-22). China's Evergrande crisis at a turning point. wsws.org The key issue in the Evergrande crisis is whether the government and financial authorities will be able to stave off the effects of the developing slump in real estate and property development on the broader economy.

John Feffer (2021-10-22). Can We Avoid a Catastrophic War With China? counterpunch.org When he was running for office in 2008, Barack Obama wanted to put an end to the war in Iraq in order to focus U.S. troops and resources on the conflict in Afghanistan. This August, the Biden administration finally withdrew the remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan. It's hard not to get the sense that it

C.J. Atkins (2021-10-22). Australian, British, and U.S. Communists jointly condemn AUKUS nuke sub deal. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—The Communist Parties of Australia, Britain, and the United States have come together to condemn the nuclear submarine pact recently concluded by the leaders of their nations, denouncing the purchase deal as the basis for an anti-China military alliance. Representatives of the three parties met this month to discuss the implications of the agreement …

Anonymous007 (2021-10-22). NATO Agrees On "New Master Plan" To Deter And Defend Against Russian Attacks. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On October 21st, NATO's defense ministers reportedly agreed on "a new master plan" to deter and defend against any potential Russian attack on multiple fronts. | This, again, reinforces the idea that the entire bloc is formed against Russia, despite any threats that China allegedly poses. | The confidential strategy aims to prepare for any simultaneous attack in the Baltic and Black Sea regions that could include nuclear weapons, hacking of computer networks and assaults from space…

teleSUR (2021-10-22). China Rejects US And EU Meddling In Taiwan Issue. telesurenglish.net On Friday, Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin called on the United States to act and speak out cautiously when addressing the issue of the Chinese province of Taiwan. | RELATED: | The Chinese diplomat's remarks came in response to the words of President Joe Biden who said on Thursday that the United States would intervene if China invaded Taiwan. He also dared to affirm that China, Russia and the rest of the w…

Subhankar Banerjee (2021-10-22). The Kunming Declaration & Biodiversity Fund Set a Path toward a More Just Global Biodiversity Framework. counterpunch.org In August 2019, in the middle of heavy monsoon rain and floods, my sister Sudakshina Sen (an avid wildlife photographer) and I arrived at the Western Ghats in southwest India, a global biodiversity hotspot. One day, we got stuck on the sinuous state highway SH-78, due to fallen trees on the road from the storm.

Andy Kroll (2021-10-21). Do You Want a New Cold War? tomdispatch.com Before it's too late, we need to ask ourselves a crucial question: Do we really — I mean truly — want a new Cold War with China? Because that's just where the Biden administration is clearly taking us. If you need proof, check out last month's announcement of an "AUKUS" (Australia, United Kingdom, U.S.) military alliance in Asia. Believe me, it's far scarier (and more racist) than the nuclear-powered submarine deal and the French diplomatic kerfuffle that dominated the media coverage of it. By focusing on the dramatically angry French reaction to losing their own agreement to sell non-nuclear subs to…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-10-21). Tomgram: David Vine, Biden Builds Back Worse (When It Comes to China). warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Let me make my own position on China all too clear. I'm distinctly "soft" on that country. I always have been. After all, it represents a remarkable civilization, one I studied in graduate school. Among my greatest regrets …

teleSUR (2021-10-21). China Warns Pacific Region of Danger From AUKUS Alliance. telesurenglish.net China on Thursday warned that the AUKUS military alliance, made up of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, will undermine regional peace and especially the nuclear-weapon-free zone pact in force in the South Pacific. | RELATED: | Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned his counterparts in the Pacific islands that this agreement would unleash an arms race and the area's stability would be at risk. | Wang called on such nations to join forces t…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-21). First female NATO chief? German DM pushes European subservience to NATO/Pentagon, NATO "dealing" with China. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com From an interview in Politico German defense minister warns Europeans: Don't detach from NATO NATO will have to focus increasingly on China, she said. "The big task now is also to recognize that the question of how to deal with China is much more than the question of national interests," Kramp-Karrenbauer said. "In the big …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-21). Stoltenberg: NATO increasing all-domain military presence in, ability "to quickly deploy forces" to Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following the first day of the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence Joe Gould (Defense News): China wasn't on the agenda as an agenda item, but did it come up indirectly? And what kind of progress was made towards addressing China in the Strategic Concept? And then …

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-10-21). "Climate change is a very different ball game in poor and rich countries" peoplesdispatch.org A number of civil society mobilizations have been announced ahead of COP26, including protests by health workers and health activists. We spoke to D Raghunandan from the Delhi Science Forum about the agenda and expectations of the summit…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-10-21). War Talk From the Mad Monk: Tony Abbott goes to Taiwan. counterpunch.org No one can stop him. He can barely stop himself. The former Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, seems to be everywhere, fighting the poor cause. At the very least, he is everywhere with the press cameras, the niggling concerns, the irritations that make it into the twenty-four-hour news cycle before sinking with toxic charm. He

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2021-10-21: News Headlines

WSWS repost (2021-10-20). Another anti-China provocation: US, Canadian warships transit Taiwan Strait. indybay.org The Biden administration is goading China by continuing Trump's high-level contact with Taiwanese officials, increased arms sales to Taipei and frequent naval transits of the Taiwan Strait.

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-20). What Azerbaijan's "war to liberate occupied territory" was really about. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Zangazur corridor to raise Belt and Road project's strategic value Azerbaijan's Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov has said that the new Zangazur corridor, initiated by Azerbaijan, will further enhance the strategic importance of the China-initiated Belt and Road project in the future. He made the remarks while delivering a speech at the opening ceremony of the …

Song Yang (2021-10-20). China's road to economic development. indybay.org While we were all enthusiastically looking at Afghanistan and Central Asia, China has built a railway to the border of Myanmar with an access to the Indian Ocean for transiting goods.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-10-20). Narrative traps in India's decision-making. mronline.org Any Indian would know that powerful narratives envelop India's deeply troubled relationships with Pakistan and China. The dominant narratives have become the means through which successive governments strove to assert values and identities.

WSWS (2021-10-20). Marked slowdown in China's growth rate. wsws.org The lowered growth rate is attributable to a series of problems including the surge in global inflation, power shortages, clampdowns imposed to eliminate COVID-19 outbreaks and a slowing property market.

New Atlas (2021-10-20). Laos: From Landlocked to High-Speed Rail-Linked. newatlas.report October 19, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — For anyone who travelled through the rugged landlocked Southeast Asian country of Laos years ago, they will remember the twisting mountain roads and the many days by bus it would take to traverse the terrain from China's border with Laos at Boten to the Laotian capital of …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-20). US Wants To Cooperate With Russia On Cybersecurity Issues But Building Trust Takes Time. southfront.org Illustrative ImageWashington is seemingly fixated on China as opportunities for cooperation with Russia emerge. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Interaction between Washington and Moscow on information security issues has been frozen since 2014 due to the US' frustration that Ukraine failed in its aggression against the Russian-speakers of Donbass. In response, Washington suspended existing bilateral mechanisms, including in the cyber sphere. However, it has been learned that Moscow and Washington are now discussing the resumption of such cooperation. | The breakdown of relations…

_____ (2021-10-20). Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire With Economist Michael Hudson. strategic-culture.org Economist Michael Hudson discusses the update of his book "Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire" and the financial motivations behind the US new cold war on China and Russia. | By Ben NORTON, Max BLUMENTHAL | Economist Michael Hudson has published a new,

New Atlas (2021-10-20). Laos: From Landlocked to High-Speed Rail-Linked. newatlas.report October 19, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — For anyone who travelled through the rugged landlocked Southeast Asian country of Laos years ago, they will remember the twisting mountain roads and the many days by bus it would take to traverse the terrain from China's border with Laos at Boten to the Laotian capital of …

John Feffer (2021-10-20). Can We Avoid a War with China? fpif.org When he was running for office in 2008, Barack Obama wanted to put an end to the war in Iraq in order to focus U.S. troops and resources on the conflict in Afghanistan. This August, the Biden administration finally withdrew the remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan. It's hard not to get the sense that it has done so in order to perform a similar military pivot—this time toward China. | After all, U.S. policy toward China remains as provocative today as it was under Trump. Tariffs and economic sanctions against Beijing remain largely intact. Little has been done to resolve disputes on trade, security, and h…

sputniknews (2021-10-20). Biden Admin. Not Seeking to Make States Choose Between Working With US or China, Blinken Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Biden administration is not seeking to pressure countries to decide whether to do business with the United States or China and it is not looking to contain the latter, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

Medical Trend (2021-10-20). Taiwan Deaths from COVID-19 Vaccination Exceed Deaths from COVID-19. globalresearch.ca

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New Atlas (2021-10-20). Laos: From Landlocked to High-Speed Rail-Linked. newatlas.report October 19, 2021 (Brian Berletic — NEO) — For anyone who travelled through the rugged landlocked Southeast Asian country of Laos years ago, they will remember the twisting mountain roads and the many days by bus it would take to traverse the terrain from China's border with Laos at Boten to the Laotian capital of …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-10-20). Narrative traps in India's decision-making. mronline.org Any Indian would know that powerful narratives envelop India's deeply troubled relationships with Pakistan and China. The dominant narratives have become the means through which successive governments strove to assert values and identities.

WSWS (2021-10-20). Marked slowdown in China's growth rate. wsws.org The lowered growth rate is attributable to a series of problems including the surge in global inflation, power shortages, clampdowns imposed to eliminate COVID-19 outbreaks and a slowing property market.

John Bachtell (2021-10-19). COP15 pushes biodiversity crisis to top of agenda before U.N. climate meeting. peoplesworld.org Humanity must urgently act to halt the escalating biological diversity crisis to prevent ecological collapse and begin nature's recovery. So warned the Global Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), held on Oct. 11-15 in Kunming, China. The Convention, gathering under the theme "Making peace with nature is the defining task of the 21st century," was attended …

Staff (2021-10-19). Cuba Formally Joins China's Belt and Road Energy Partnership. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR (2021-10-19). 'Democracy Not Pretext For Imposing Hegemony': China Warns. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said that democracy is not a slogan or a dogma, and should not be used as a pretext for imposing hegemony. | RELATED: | Wang made the remarks at a press briefing in response to Russian Foreign Affaris Minister Sergei Lavrov's recent comments on the "Summit for Democracy" proposed by the United States. Lavrov said that Washington will choose the partici…

Song Yang (2021-10-19). China's road to economic development. indybay.org While we were all enthusiastically looking at Afghanistan and Central Asia, China has built a railway to the border of Myanmar with an access to the Indian Ocean for transiting goods.

Ben Norton (2021-10-19). Super Imperialism: The economic strategy of American empire with economist Michael Hudson. thegrayzone.com Economist Michael Hudson discusses the update of his book "Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire" and the financial motivations behind the US new cold war on China and Russia. Economist Michael Hudson has published a new, third edition of his book Super Imperialism that updates his analysis for the 21st century, discussing the new cold war on China and Russia and the ongoing transition from a US dollar-dominated financialized system to a "multipolar de-dollarized economy." The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal …

Newsclick (2021-10-19). How opium trade funded the British Empire. peoplesdispatch.org The British empire and the massive strides made by the United Kingdom in the age of colonization was built on the trade of opium that had a lasting effect on India and China. Journalists Nilanjan and Prabir Purkayastha, and author Thomas Manuel talk about the past and present of opium trade…

Patrick Cockburn (2021-10-19). The west can't engage China on the climate while also demonizing them. zcomm.org Despite all the apocalyptic predictions of climate catastrophe, the moment when these countries really believe that they face an existential threat has yet to arrive…

Anonymous103 (2021-10-19). ASEAN-Myanmar Relations At Deadlock After The Country's Expulsion From Upcoming Summit. southfront.org Illustrative ImageChina expresses hope that ASEAN alone can resolve the crisis in Myanmar. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing announced in a televised speech on October 18 that his country is committed to peace and restoring order, but urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to review the current situation and stressed that the recent violence in Myanmar is due to provocations by rebel groups. This was the first reaction from the head of the junta to ASEAN's October 15 decision to exclude him from the upcoming summit at the end o…

Anand Naidoo (2021-10-19). The Heat: State of China's Economy. america.cgtn.com China's GDP has dipped, but while 4.9 percent growth in the third quarter was below expectations, it was more than double for all of 2020. And China's economy is still expected to finish the year even stronger.

_____ (2021-10-19). The West Wants to Engage Russia and China on the Climate Crisis While Also Demonising Them — It Won't Work. strategic-culture.org By Patrick COCKBURN | As Britain prepares to host the

WSWS (2021-10-19). NATO Secretary Stoltenberg calls for stepped-up targeting of China. wsws.org His remarks highlight both the extremely aggressive policy pursued by NATO and the explosive tensions emerging between Washington and EU powers, notably France.

WSWS (2021-10-19). Another anti-China provocation: US, Canadian warships transit Taiwan Strait. wsws.org The Biden administration is goading China by continuing Trump's high-level contact with Taiwanese officials, increased arms sales to Taipei and frequent naval transits of the Taiwan Strait.

teleSUR (2021-10-19). GLOBALink | Greece Hands Over Olympic Flame to Beijing 2022 Organizers. telesurenglish.net The Olympic flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games was handed over on Tuesday to the Chinese organizers in a ceremony held at the Panathenaic stadium in Athens.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-19). Turkish-Backed Forces Shell SDF With Heavy Artillery In Syria's Hassakah (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Artillery of Turkish-backed forces hit positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the town of Tel-Tamr in Syria's Hassakah governorate. | According to the reports the areas of Dardarah, Tel-Shunan and Tel-Jumm'ah, north of Tel-Tamr were targeted. On October 18, artillery of Turkish-backed factions also targeted SDF positions in the Dirdara village near Tal Tamr. | Reinforcements of pro-Turkish fractions of the Syrian National Army (SNA) are gathering in the combat area. |

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2021-10-19: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2021-10-19). Super Imperialism: The economic strategy of American empire with economist Michael Hudson. thegrayzone.com Economist Michael Hudson discusses the update of his book "Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire" and the financial motivations behind the US new cold war on China and Russia. Economist Michael Hudson has published a new, third edition of his book Super Imperialism that updates his analysis for the 21st century, discussing the new cold war on China and Russia and the ongoing transition from a US dollar-dominated financialized system to a "multipolar de-dollarized economy." The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal …

Staff (2021-10-19). Cuba Formally Joins China's Belt and Road Energy Partnership. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-10-19). Another anti-China provocation: US, Canadian warships transit Taiwan Strait. wsws.org The Biden administration is goading China by continuing Trump's high-level contact with Taiwanese officials, increased arms sales to Taipei and frequent naval transits of the Taiwan Strait.

WSWS (2021-10-19). NATO Secretary Stoltenberg calls for stepped-up targeting of China. wsws.org His remarks highlight both the extremely aggressive policy pursued by NATO and the explosive tensions emerging between Washington and EU powers, notably France.

Patrick Cockburn (2021-10-19). The west can't engage China on the climate while also demonizing them. zcomm.org Despite all the apocalyptic predictions of climate catastrophe, the moment when these countries really believe that they face an existential threat has yet to arrive…

Anand Naidoo (2021-10-19). The Heat: State of China's Economy. america.cgtn.com China's GDP has dipped, but while 4.9 percent growth in the third quarter was below expectations, it was more than double for all of 2020. And China's economy is still expected to finish the year even stronger.

Newsclick (2021-10-19). How opium trade funded the British Empire. peoplesdispatch.org The British empire and the massive strides made by the United Kingdom in the age of colonization was built on the trade of opium that had a lasting effect on India and China. Journalists Nilanjan and Prabir Purkayastha, and author Thomas Manuel talk about the past and present of opium trade…

Song Yang (2021-10-19). China's road to economic development. indybay.org While we were all enthusiastically looking at Afghanistan and Central Asia, China has built a railway to the border of Myanmar with an access to the Indian Ocean for transiting goods.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-19). War Talk from the Mad Monk: Tony Abbott goes to Taiwan. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | No one can stop him. He can barely stop himself. The former Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, seems to be everywhere, fighting the poor cause. At the very least, he is everywhere with the press cameras, the niggling concerns, the irritations that make it into the twenty-four-hour news cycle before sinking with toxic charm. He is the perfect ingredient in a stew of conflict, the agitator, the irritant. | The range of issues that have seen his intervention have taken him to conservative, often reactionary fora, the world over. He has given a glos…

Brian Berletic (2021-10-18). Behind the 'Uyghur Tribunal', US govt-backed separatist theater to escalate conflict with China. thegrayzone.com US-backed activists and regime-change operatives convened the Uyghur Tribunal to ramp up conflict with China, but wound up exposing major inconsistencies in their narrative. As the US government's propaganda campaign against China drags on, a mock tribunal has become a central node for the dissemination of allegations of Uyghur genocide to Western media. But behind the carefully scripted horror stories conveyed to the public by an uncritical media are massive discrepancies, overt separatist sentiments, and huge sums of US government …

Staff (2021-10-18). 'Blow to US strategic superiority'? Chinese media fuels suspense over 'hypersonic missile that circled globe to hit target'. rt.com Beijing has delivered a "blow to the US' mentality of strategic superiority," according to a Global Times editorial, which neither confirmed nor denied claims that China tested a hypersonic missile, catching US spies by surprise. | The news of a hypersonic missile test was unveiled by the Financial Times in a bombshell

Staff (2021-10-18). As CIA Ramps Up Anti-China Actions, Why Doesn't Congress Oppose Biden's "New Cold War"? democracynow.org We speak with Ethan Paul, a former reporter with the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong who is now with the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. China's military revealed last week that it had conducted beach landing and assault drills in the province across from Taiwan. This comes as the CIA has set up a new mission center focused solely on China. CIA Director William Burns has described China as "the most important geopolitical threat facing the United States." Paul says there has been almost no "meaningful dissent among Democrats" in Congress about "the need to make sure that we don't let this beast…

_____ (2021-10-18). Biden's China Policy Is Dangerous. strategic-culture.org Peter Van BUREN | Joe Biden's China policy is unnecessarily adversarial. It is impractical and dangerous. It plays out as if U.S. foreign policy is run by WWII reenactors. | China was artificially reimagined as an enemy-in-a-box as the wars of terror sputtered out and America needed a new Bond villian. Biden envisions China as an autocratic foe for democracy to wage a global

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-18). Stoltenberg in the Financial Times: NATO to confront rising China. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Nato to counter rising China Countering the security threat from the rise of China will be an important part of Nato's future rationale, the alliance's chief has said, marking a significant rethink of the western alliance's objectives that reflects the US's geostrategic pivot to Asia. In an interview with the Financial Times, Nato secretary-general Jens …

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2021-10-18: News Headlines

Brian Berletic (2021-10-18). Behind the 'Uyghur Tribunal', US govt-backed separatist theater to escalate conflict with China. thegrayzone.com US-backed activists and regime-change operatives convened the Uyghur Tribunal to ramp up conflict with China, but wound up exposing major inconsistencies in their narrative. As the US government's propaganda campaign against China drags on, a mock tribunal has become a central node for the dissemination of allegations of Uyghur genocide to Western media. But behind the carefully scripted horror stories conveyed to the public by an uncritical media are massive discrepancies, overt separatist sentiments, and huge sums of US government …

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-18). Stoltenberg in the Financial Times: NATO to confront rising China. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Nato to counter rising China Countering the security threat from the rise of China will be an important part of Nato's future rationale, the alliance's chief has said, marking a significant rethink of the western alliance's objectives that reflects the US's geostrategic pivot to Asia. In an interview with the Financial Times, Nato secretary-general Jens …

Staff (2021-10-18). 'Blow to US strategic superiority'? Chinese media fuels suspense over 'hypersonic missile that circled globe to hit target'. rt.com Beijing has delivered a "blow to the US' mentality of strategic superiority," according to a Global Times editorial, which neither confirmed nor denied claims that China tested a hypersonic missile, catching US spies by surprise. | The news of a hypersonic missile test was unveiled by the Financial Times in a bombshell

Staff (2021-10-18). As CIA Ramps Up Anti-China Actions, Why Doesn't Congress Oppose Biden's "New Cold War"? democracynow.org We speak with Ethan Paul, a former reporter with the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong who is now with the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. China's military revealed last week that it had conducted beach landing and assault drills in the province across from Taiwan. This comes as the CIA has set up a new mission center focused solely on China. CIA Director William Burns has described China as "the most important geopolitical threat facing the United States." Paul says there has been almost no "meaningful dissent among Democrats" in Congress about "the need to make sure that we don't let this beast…

James O'Neill (2021-10-17). China and Japan Show Signs of a Closer Relationship. dissidentvoice.org When Japan selected its new prime minister Fumio Kishida on 4 October 2021, there were concerns that his known conservative views did not augur well for Japan's relationship with China. Thus far, however, those fears appear to have been overly pessimistic. Four days ago on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of China-Japan formal diplomatic ties, the …

Anonymous103 (2021-10-17). Shaping US Middle East Policy Amidst Failing States, Failed Democratization And Increased Activism. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by The future of US engagement in the Middle East hangs in the balance. | Two decades of forever war in Afghanistan and continued military engagement in Iraq and elsewhere in the region have prompted debate about what constitutes a US interest in the Middle East. China, and to a lesser degree Russia, loom large in the debate as America's foremost strategic and geopolitical challenges. | Questions about US interests have also sparked discussion about whether the United States can best achiev…

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