2021-12-04: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-12-04). Backed by AFRICOM, Corporations Plunder DR Congo for "Climate-Friendly" Materials and Blame China. orinocotribune.com By T.J. Coles — Nov 30, 2021 | Cobalt, a key metallic element used in lithium batteries and other "green" technology, is sourced from slave labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the West points the finger at China, the US Africa Command is indirectly policing mining operations that profit US corporations. | Ever since Belgium's King Leopold II (1835-1909) established the Congo Free State in 1885, international powers have exploited the region's vast resources. Leading a regime that went on to kill an

Ana Perdigón (2021-12-04). Venezuela Supports CELAC-China Cooperation — President Maduro Calls CELAC Vanguard of Patria Grande. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Félix Plasencia ratified Venezuela's commitment to strengthening bi-regional cooperation between China and Latin America and the Caribbean, to face current post-pandemic challenges. | During his speech at the Third Meeting of Ministers of the CELAC-China Forum this Friday, December 3, Plasencia highlighted the Asian giant's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as a promoter of cooperation of China with Latin America and the Caribbean. | The Venezuelan foreign affairs minister stressed that it is essential to translate into concrete projects the special declaration of the Third Minist…

Staff (2021-12-04). China wants its casino paradise to become tech Mecca. rt.com The Chinese government plans to transform its largest casino den, Macau, into a regional technology hub, the South China Morning Post reported, citing technology industry executives and officials. | This comes as the Venetian Macao Convention and Exhibition Centre this week hosted a big technology-themed trade fair, which is expected to give rise to new industries and revitalize the regional economy. | The event's website portrayed Macau as "the new centre of international technologies" to connect the Asia Pacific tech ecosystem with the rest of the world. | "The Guangdong-Macau in-depth cooperation zone in He…

teleSUR, mcs, MER (2021-12-04). Pdte. mexicano agradece apoyo de China en lucha contra Covid-19. telesurtv.net El agradecimiento fue realizado de forma virtual durante la III Reunión Ministerial del Foro Celac – China.

teleSUR, jaa, MER (2021-12-04). China exigirá PCR negativa al público para los Juegos de Invierno. telesurtv.net Desde enero próximo se implementará el mecanismo de burbuja para delegaciones, prensa y personal de apoyo.

Dave DeCamp (2021-12-04). The US Wants South Korea to Help Take on the Chinese Military. news.antiwar.com The US and South Korea are preparing to update their plans for a potential war with North Korea to reflect what Washington says is an advance in Pyongyang's military capabilities. But now that the US is so focused on China, the new war plans Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with his South Korean counterpart, Suh Wook, in Seoul on Thursday. In a joint statement, the two military leaders noted "the importance of preserving peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait," marking the first time Taiwan was ment…

_____ (2021-12-03). Why We Should Oppose The Democracy Summit. popularresistance.org The exclusion of certain countries from the U.S. "democracy summit" is not a side issue. It is the very purpose of the summit. And excluded countries have not been excluded for failing to meet the standards of behavior of those that were invited or the one doing the inviting. Invitees didn't even have to be countries, as even a U.S. backed failed coup leader from Venezuela has been invited. So have representatives of Israel, Iraq, Pakistan, DRC, Zambia, Angola, Malaysia, Kenya, and — critically — pawns in the game: Taiwan and Ukraine. | What game? The weapons sales game. Which is the whole point. Look…

sputniknews (2021-12-03). Explosive & Nearing Dominance: What the Data Out of South Africa is Telling Us About Omicron. sputniknews.com The omicron variant of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, first identified in South Africa, has quickly spread throughout the world. Cases have emerged in Europe, the United States, Australia, and China. The World Health Organization has labeled it a variant of concern.

_____ (2021-12-03). China is Not Colonizing Africa. popularresistance.org International media are reporting that the Ugandan government has turned over Entebbe airport to a Chinese bank in order to make payment on a loan. "Museveni to surrender Uganda's only international airport over Chinese loan," claimed The Guardian . Similar headlines have appeared widely and all repeat as fact an allegation that Uganda will lose its airport to Exim bank. Uganda has not defaulted on the $200 million loan yet the false bad news continues to be reported. Despite denials from China and Uganda the story continues to circulate and is now accepted as being true.

teleSUR (2021-12-03). Xi Asks CELAC To Work With China To Overcome Difficulties. telesurenglish.net On Friday, China's President Xi Jinping asked the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to increase its cooperation modalities with China in order to overcome together the difficulties and challenges that contemporary globalization generates. | RELATED: | "China welcomes Latin American and Caribbean countries to actively participate in the Global Development Initiative and work together with China to overcome difficulties, create oppo…

Dave DeCamp (2021-12-03). US Spy Planes Conducted Record Number of Sorties Near China in November. news.antiwar.com The US conducted a record number of reconnaissance flights over the South China Sea near the Chinese coast in the month of November, according to research The SCSPI tracked 94 US spy plane flights for November, breaking the previous high of 75 that was recorded in February. The think tank began tracking US flights in the region in June 2019. | #Statistics: In November, the US military sent unprecedented 94 reconnaissance flights to the

teleSUR (2021-12-03). Xinjiang Refutes Western "Cultural Genocide" Fabrications. telesurenglish.net Residents in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region spoke out at a press conference Thursday, using their own stories to debunk so-called "cultural genocide" and "oppression of ethnic minorities" in the region, which was fabricated by anti-China forces in the United States and some other Western countries. | People dance to music during Corban Festival celebrations in Kashgar, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug. 11, 2019.

teleSUR (2021-12-03). Historic China-Laos Railway Commences Operations. telesurenglish.net The China-Laos Railway, a landmark project of high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, started operation on Friday. | Today the $6 billion China-Laos bullet train, which could raise the country's income 20%, starts to operate. What most people didn't know is that the U.S. made Laos the most bombed nation in human history, killing 10% of its population.

Abahlali baseMjondolo (2021-12-03). The justice system continues to fail us in eKhenana. zcomm.org We will continue to support progressive forces that occupy land for living and creating food sustainability…

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2021-12-03: News Headlines

_____ (2021-12-03). Why We Should Oppose The Democracy Summit. popularresistance.org The exclusion of certain countries from the U.S. "democracy summit" is not a side issue. It is the very purpose of the summit. And excluded countries have not been excluded for failing to meet the standards of behavior of those that were invited or the one doing the inviting. Invitees didn't even have to be countries, as even a U.S. backed failed coup leader from Venezuela has been invited. So have representatives of Israel, Iraq, Pakistan, DRC, Zambia, Angola, Malaysia, Kenya, and — critically — pawns in the game: Taiwan and Ukraine.

_____ (2021-12-03). China is Not Colonizing Africa. popularresistance.org International media are reporting that the Ugandan government has turned over Entebbe airport to a Chinese bank in order to make payment on a loan. "Museveni to surrender Uganda's only international airport over Chinese loan," claimed The Guardian . Similar headlines have appeared widely and all repeat as fact an allegation that Uganda will lose its airport to Exim bank. Uganda has not defaulted on the $200 million loan yet the false bad news continues to be reported. Despite denials from China and Uganda the story continues to circulate and is now accepted as being true.

Abahlali baseMjondolo (2021-12-03). The justice system continues to fail us in eKhenana. zcomm.org We will continue to support progressive forces that occupy land for living and creating food sustainability…

Staff (2021-12-02). Headlines for December 2, 2021. democracynow.org Supreme Court's Conservatives Signal Support for Mississippi Anti-Abortion Law , U.S. Detects Omicron Coronavirus Variant in California, U.N. Chief Blasts "Travel Apartheid" as Nations Deny Entry to Africans Over Omicron Variant, Russia Expels Some US Ambassadors as Blinken Warns Russia Against Invading Ukraine, Burmese Military Helicopters Attack Villagers in Region Where Resistance to Coup Remains Strong, Women's Tennis Association Suspends Tournaments in China Over Peng Shuai Case, 15-Year-Old Suspect in Michigan High School Shooting to be Tried as an Adult, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams to Run for Governor i…

_____ (2021-12-02). Potential Legislation On China Amounts To A New Cold War. popularresistance.org Congress is itching to pass a sweeping bipartisan package that threatens to enshrine a new Cold War, this time against China, and they're counting on the American public's inattention to get it through by the end of the year. After months of stalling in the House, and a failed attempt to attach the legislation to the annual defense bill, majority leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi struck a deal this week for a bicameral conference on the anti-China legislation. | The US Innovation and Competition Act is a massive piece of legislation purporting to make the United States more "competitive" with China ec…

Andy Kroll (2021-12-02). Countdown to World War III? tomdispatch.com When the Department of Defense released its annual report on Chinese military strength in early November, one claim generated headlines around the world. By 2030, it suggested, China would probably have 1,000 nuclear warheads — three times more than at present and enough to pose a substantial threat to the United States. As a Washington Post headline put it, typically enough: "China accelerates nuclear weapons expansion, seeks 1,000 warheads or more, Pentagon says." The media, however, largely ignored a far more significant claim in that same report: that China would be ready to conduct "intelligentized" wa…

The Socialist Program (2021-12-02). China and Africa: The Real Story of Western Hypocrisy. liberationnews.org What is the true nature of China's economic and diplomatic engagement with Africa, and how does the corporate media try to twist reality?

The Socialist Program (2021-12-02). Why China Succeeded and the U.S. Failed to Beat COVID. liberationnews.org What can we learn about how different countries have handled the pandemic, and the radically different outcomes they produced?>

Tom Engelhardt (2021-12-02). Tomgram: Michael Klare, War With China in 2027? warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Yep, it happened again for the 11th time this year. (In 2020, the number was 13.) An American warship, in this case the guided-missile destroyer Milius, sailed through the Taiwan Strait between mainland China and the disputed island …

_____ (2021-12-02). Biden is Trying to Make an Anti-Chinese Stand on the Olympics. journal-neo.org China will host the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, from 4 to 20 February 2022. Beijing became the first city in history to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics. The competitions will be held at the new facilities and the existing arenas built for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The official Olympic mascot will be a …

MK Bhadrakumar (2021-12-02). Russia, China poised to forge a greater alliance. asiatimes.com The Communist Party of China newspaper Global Times has disclosed, citing a high-level "source," that Beijing had no intention of inviting US and other Western politicians to the 2022 Winter Olympics on February 4-20. This followed US President Joe Biden's innuendo that he was considering a diplomatic boycott of the Games. The White House apparently sensed …

Kim Petersen (2021-12-02). Have British Politicians No Shame? dissidentvoice.org Members of the Devon Regiment round up local people in a search for Mau Mau fighters in Kenya in 1954. Photograph: Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images The UK government is considering boycotting China's winter Olympic Games to be held in Beijing. The British foreign office cites "international efforts to hold China to account for its human rights violations …

WSWS (2021-12-02). New Zealand opposition picks new right-wing leader. wsws.org The National Party's leadership turmoil reflects pressure from the ruling class to ditch all COVID-19 restrictions and conflicts over how closely to align with US war preparations against China.

Editor2 (2021-12-02). Cuba, China, Latin America and US Hybrid War. orinocotribune.com By John Ross — Nov 26, 2021 | This analysis by John Ross of the Renmin University of China looks at the long relationship between China and Cuba. He analyzes why it is important to defeat the US attack on Cuba. | Foreword by China Environment editors | Cuba joined Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2019, hoping it would assist in strengthening its troubled economy, which has been badly hit by aggressive US sanctions for decades. China already become Cuba's main trading partner in 2017. In October this year (2021) Cuba officially became a member of the Alliance for Energy of the Belt and Road Initiative, a pr…

teleSUR (2021-12-02). Cuba Participates in III China-CELAC Forum. telesurenglish.net The III China-CELAC Forum will work on coordinating progressive forces to face the challenges of today's world for the good of our people and humanity. | Cuba participates in the III China-CELAC Forum, which works on the coordination of progressive forces to face the challenges of today's world for the good of our peoples and humanity.

_____ (2021-12-02). Is the World On the Brink of DEFCON 1? journal-neo.org The looming apocalypse is shaping up nicely as Russia and China expand strategic cooperation to offset the NATO war planes apparently in the works. The propaganda war having already begun with fear mongering over false claims Russia intends invasion, now the "accident scenario" takes shape in the skies over Russia's frontiers. We've addressed the so-called …

Gerald Tan (2021-12-02). The Gist: The Beijing Olympics Go Green. america.cgtn.com CGTN's Gerald Tan has The Gist on Beijing's efforts to help mitigate climate change while hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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2021-12-02: News Headlines

The Socialist Program (2021-12-02). Why China Succeeded and the U.S. Failed to Beat COVID. liberationnews.org What can we learn about how different countries have handled the pandemic, and the radically different outcomes they produced?>

Staff (2021-12-02). Headlines for December 2, 2021. democracynow.org Supreme Court's Conservatives Signal Support for Mississippi Anti-Abortion Law , U.S. Detects Omicron Coronavirus Variant in California, U.N. Chief Blasts "Travel Apartheid" as Nations Deny Entry to Africans Over Omicron Variant, Russia Expels Some US Ambassadors as Blinken Warns Russia Against Invading Ukraine, Burmese Military Helicopters Attack Villagers in Region Where Resistance to Coup Remains Strong, Women's Tennis Association Suspends Tournaments in China Over Peng Shuai Case, 15-Year-Old Suspect in Michigan High School Shooting to be Tried as an Adult, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams to Run for Governor i…

_____ (2021-12-02). Biden is Trying to Make an Anti-Chinese Stand on the Olympics. journal-neo.org China will host the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, from 4 to 20 February 2022. Beijing became the first city in history to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics. The competitions will be held at the new facilities and the existing arenas built for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The official Olympic mascot will be a …

Kim Petersen (2021-12-02). Have British Politicians No Shame? dissidentvoice.org Members of the Devon Regiment round up local people in a search for Mau Mau fighters in Kenya in 1954. Photograph: Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images The UK government is considering boycotting China's winter Olympic Games to be held in Beijing. The British foreign office cites "international efforts to hold China to account for its human rights violations …

WSWS (2021-12-02). New Zealand opposition picks new right-wing leader. wsws.org The National Party's leadership turmoil reflects pressure from the ruling class to ditch all COVID-19 restrictions and conflicts over how closely to align with US war preparations against China.

_____ (2021-12-01). Backed by AFRICOM, corporations plunder DR Congo for "climate-friendly" materials and blame China. strategic-culture.org Cobalt, a key metallic element used in lithium batteries and other "green" technology, is sourced from slave labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the West points the finger at China, the US Africa Command is indirectly policing mining operations that profit US corporations. | TJ COLES | Ever since Belgium's King Leopold II (1835-1909) established the Congo Free State in 1885, international powers have exploited the region's vast resources. Leading a regime that went on to kill an

Anand Naidoo (2021-12-01). The Heat: China-Africa Forum. america.cgtn.com China pledges more vaccine and economic help for Africa.

_____ (2021-12-01). More Chronicles of the Taiwan Issue. journal-neo.org In another chronicle of current events related to the Taiwan issue, it bears drawing the reader's attention to those that followed the November 16 US-China video summit. One of the main topics discussed there was the mentioned problem precisely. Judging by the official statement of the more than three-hour conversation, the positions of the sides on …

Hendrik Sybrandy (2021-12-01). U.S. snowboard cross athletes prepare for World Cup. america.cgtn.com The members of the U.S. snowboard cross team get in some final preparation before the World Cup season begins. The competitions will help determine who goes to Beijing in February.

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2021-12-01: News Headlines

_____ (2021-12-01). More Chronicles of the Taiwan Issue. journal-neo.org In another chronicle of current events related to the Taiwan issue, it bears drawing the reader's attention to those that followed the November 16 US-China video summit. One of the main topics discussed there was the mentioned problem precisely. Judging by the official statement of the more than three-hour conversation, the positions of the sides on …

Staff (2021-11-30). Headlines for November 30, 2021. democracynow.org World Health Organization Warns of "Very High" Risk Posed by Omicron Variant, Nurses Demand COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver; China Pledges 1 Billion Doses for Africa, Centers for Disease Control Strengthens Vaccine Booster Recommendation for Adults, Federal Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers in 10 States, Pentagon to Investigate U.S. Airstrike That Killed Dozens of Civilians in Syria, Iran Demands Sanctions Relief as Talks on Revived Nuclear Deal Resume in Vienna, Majority of Australian Parliament Workers Face Bullying, Sexual Harassment or Assault, Ghislaine Maxwell Sex Trafficking Trial Gets Und…

TJ Coles (2021-11-30). Backed by AFRICOM, corporations plunder DR Congo for "climate-friendly" materials and blame China. thegrayzone.com Cobalt, a key metallic element used in lithium batteries and other "green" technology, is sourced from slave labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the West points the finger at China, the US Africa Command is indirectly policing mining operations that profit US corporations. Ever since Belgium's King Leopold II (1835-1909) established the Congo Free State in 1885, international powers have exploited the region's vast resources. Leading a regime that went on to kill an estimated eight million people …

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-11-30). Australia Served US Interests as Anti-China Riots Gripped the Solomon Islands. asia-pacificresearch.com

WSWS (2021-11-30). Chinese study warns ending zero-COVID policy could lead to over 600,000 daily infections. wsws.org The report conservatively estimates that if China followed the US "herd immunity" policy the number of daily cases would exceed 637,000, and the daily tally of serious cases would be more than 22,000, quickly overloading the country's health system.

WSWS (2021-11-30). Chinese study warns ending zero-COVID policy would be "a great disaster" wsws.org The report conservatively estimates that if China followed the US "herd immunity" policy the number of daily cases would exceed 637,000, and the daily tally of serious cases would be more than 22,000, quickly overloading the country's health system.

Florence CGTN (2021-11-30). 2021 World Table Tennis Championships wraps up in Houston. america.cgtn.com China has reigned supreme at the World Table Tennis Championships in Houston, Texas — taking gold in 4 out of 5 categories. And while the mixed China-U.S. teams didn't make it to the finals — history was made nonetheless.

_____ (2021-11-30). Washington is Caught Up in the Middle East. journal-neo.org Even though the US has been seeking to withdraw from the Middle East to relocate its sources to the Indo-Pacific region to tackle China's growing influence in Southeast Asia, extricating itself from a region the US has been dominating since the end of the Second World War has proved to be a lot harder than …

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2021-11-30: News Headlines

Staff (2021-11-30). Headlines for November 30, 2021. democracynow.org World Health Organization Warns of "Very High" Risk Posed by Omicron Variant, Nurses Demand COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver; China Pledges 1 Billion Doses for Africa, Centers for Disease Control Strengthens Vaccine Booster Recommendation for Adults, Federal Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers in 10 States, Pentagon to Investigate U.S. Airstrike That Killed Dozens of Civilians in Syria, Iran Demands Sanctions Relief as Talks on Revived Nuclear Deal Resume in Vienna, Majority of Australian Parliament Workers Face Bullying, Sexual Harassment or Assault, Ghislaine Maxwell Sex Trafficking Trial Gets Und…

TJ Coles (2021-11-30). Backed by AFRICOM, corporations plunder DR Congo for "climate-friendly" materials and blame China. thegrayzone.com Cobalt, a key metallic element used in lithium batteries and other "green" technology, is sourced from slave labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the West points the finger at China, the US Africa Command is indirectly policing mining operations that profit US corporations. Ever since Belgium's King Leopold II (1835-1909) established the Congo Free State in 1885, international powers have exploited the region's vast resources. Leading a regime that went on to kill an estimated eight million people …

_____ (2021-11-30). Washington is Caught Up in the Middle East. journal-neo.org Even though the US has been seeking to withdraw from the Middle East to relocate its sources to the Indo-Pacific region to tackle China's growing influence in Southeast Asia, extricating itself from a region the US has been dominating since the end of the Second World War has proved to be a lot harder than …

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-11-30). Australia Served US Interests as Anti-China Riots Gripped the Solomon Islands. asia-pacificresearch.com

Florence CGTN (2021-11-30). 2021 World Table Tennis Championships wraps up in Houston. america.cgtn.com China has reigned supreme at the World Table Tennis Championships in Houston, Texas — taking gold in 4 out of 5 categories. And while the mixed China-U.S. teams didn't make it to the finals — history was made nonetheless.

WSWS (2021-11-30). Chinese study warns ending zero-COVID policy could lead to over 600,000 daily infections. wsws.org The report conservatively estimates that if China followed the US "herd immunity" policy the number of daily cases would exceed 637,000, and the daily tally of serious cases would be more than 22,000, quickly overloading the country's health system.

WSWS (2021-11-30). Chinese study warns ending zero-COVID policy would be "a great disaster" wsws.org The report conservatively estimates that if China followed the US "herd immunity" policy the number of daily cases would exceed 637,000, and the daily tally of serious cases would be more than 22,000, quickly overloading the country's health system.

David Swanson (2021-11-29). Talk World Radio: Alfred McCoy on Empire and the Supposed Rule-Based Order that He Claims China Threatens. warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. We're using only the guest video and not the host this week, because Riverside is getting them out of synch when combining. Alfred W. McCoy is the author of a tremendous new book …

ecns.cn (2021-11-29). Xi says China will work with African countries on poverty alleviation, agriculture. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged to carry out 10 projects on poverty alleviation and agriculture, and send 500 agricultural experts to aid Africa."ÄÄ"ÄÄ…

Ian Goodrum (2021-11-29). How U.S. media got China's history resolution — and everything else — wrong. peoplesworld.org Even before the sixth plenary session of the Communist Party of China's 19th Central Committee had begun, media outlets in the U.S. had their takes at the ready. Headlines blared with pronouncements about the historical resolution that would be discussed at the session. This, they declared, would be the moment in which President Xi Jinping …

Kim Petersen (2021-11-29). Banging War Drums Down Under on the China Threat. dissidentvoice.org Right away, the Australian 60 Minutes Youtube video titled "Prepare for Armageddon: China's warning to the world" signals a polemic against China. The video's opening backdrop features chairman Xi Jinping with a slightly raised fist flanked by a jet, tank, and a battery of missiles. The program is rife with ad hominem, propaganda, disinformation, and …

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-11-29). Los chips y la obsesión de Biden con China. globalizacion.ca Una de las obsesiones del presidente estadounidense Joe Biden desde que llegó al poder ha sido, al igual que la de su predecesor Donald Trump, la de tratar de obstaculizar el vertiginoso desarrollo económico, político y social que ha alcanzado…

Peter Boyle (2021-11-29). Build the movement against the war drive with China. greenleft.org.au Peter Boyle argues that AUKUS represents a deliberate and dangerous escalation of the US-led confrontation with China that must be challenged.

_____ (2021-11-29). Biden's Democracy Summit: America's Push for World Domination. journal-neo.org On December 9 and 10 the American President will host a virtual meeting titled a "Democracy Summit" with participation from many countries with all their variety of government and political systems, and even the participation of the Chinese renegade province of Taiwan, justly angering China, perhaps the world's largest socialist democracy, which is pointedly not …

teleSUR (2021-11-29). China Not to Invite US Politicians to Winter Olympics. telesurenglish.net On Monday, outlet Global Times reported that China has no plans to invite Western politicians and officials who are calling for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. | RELATED: | Although China will not invite them as host country, the International Olympic Committee has the last word in inviting foreign leaders. | "The Winter Olympics are a great event for athletes from around the…

teleSUR (2021-11-29). Seven Round of Talks Between Iran and G4+1 Begin in Vienna. telesurenglish.net After a five-month pause due to the presidential elections in the Persian country and the consequent transition process, Iran and the G4+1 -Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany- have started this Monday in Vienna (Austria) their seventh round of talks. | RELATED: | Tehran pursues with these talks the total elimination of the U.S. government sanctions against it, which would allow the revitalization of the nuclear agr…

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2021-11-29: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-11-29). Xi says China will work with African countries on poverty alleviation, agriculture. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged to carry out 10 projects on poverty alleviation and agriculture, and send 500 agricultural experts to aid Africa."ÄÄ"ÄÄ…

Ian Goodrum (2021-11-29). How U.S. media got China's history resolution — and everything else — wrong. peoplesworld.org Even before the sixth plenary session of the Communist Party of China's 19th Central Committee had begun, media outlets in the U.S. had their takes at the ready. Headlines blared with pronouncements about the historical resolution that would be discussed at the session. This, they declared, would be the moment in which President Xi Jinping …

Kim Petersen (2021-11-29). Banging War Drums Down Under on the China Threat. dissidentvoice.org Right away, the Australian 60 Minutes Youtube video titled "Prepare for Armageddon: China's warning to the world" signals a polemic against China. The video's opening backdrop features chairman Xi Jinping with a slightly raised fist flanked by a jet, tank, and a battery of missiles. The program is rife with ad hominem, propaganda, disinformation, and …

Peter Boyle (2021-11-29). Build the movement against the war drive with China. greenleft.org.au Peter Boyle argues AUKUS, the new military alliance between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, represents a deliberate and dangerous escalation of the US-led confrontation with China that must be challenged.

teleSUR (2021-11-29). China Not to Invite US Politicians to Winter Olympics. telesurenglish.net On Monday, outlet Global Times reported that China has no plans to invite Western politicians and officials who are calling for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. | RELATED: | Although China will not invite them as host country, the International Olympic Committee has the last word in inviting foreign leaders. | "The Winter Olympics are a great event for athletes from around the…

_____ (2021-11-28). Taiwan: U.S. Deployment Area Against Mainland China Since 1945. strategic-culture.org It has never been more necessary than now that the EU should finally break away from the highly dangerous policy of the "only world power", which feels threatened and which is contrary to human rights and international law. | Under U.S. guidance, the regime of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek was installed in Taiwan beginning in 1945: He had already been supported by the USA in the 1920s, then also by Hitler's Germany. Taiwan is being instrumentalized against the People's Republic of China, again intensified since U.S. Presidents Obama and Trump. The current U.S. President Biden is even toying with a possible war wi…

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2021-11-28: News Headlines

TASS (2021-11-27). Russia, China call for coexistence of countries with different ideologies – envoys. tass.com "Faced with an array of global challenges, countries urgently need to strengthen coordination and cooperation for common progress," the article says…

Dongsheng News (2021-11-27). News on China | No. 77. dissidentvoice.org In this week's News on China in 2 minutes: economic changes in China; increased share of the wealth pie garnered by the richest 10%; curbing groundwater exploitation; Chinese entertainment achieving international popularity.

Fabian Van Onzen (2021-11-27). 'Karl Radek on China: Documents from the Former Secret Soviet Archives' — a review. mronline.org Sometimes, the greatest theoretical works come to us in the form of lectures rather than systemic books. This is the case with Karl Radek, whose lectures on the Chinese Revolution have recently been published by the Historical Materialism book series.

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2021-11-27: News Headlines

TASS (2021-11-27). Russia, China call for coexistence of countries with different ideologies – envoys. tass.com "Faced with an array of global challenges, countries urgently need to strengthen coordination and cooperation for common progress," the article says…

Dongsheng News (2021-11-27). News on China | No. 77. dissidentvoice.org In this week's News on China in 2 minutes: economic changes in China; increased share of the wealth pie garnered by the richest 10%; curbing groundwater exploitation; Chinese entertainment achieving international popularity.

Fabian Van Onzen (2021-11-27). 'Karl Radek on China: Documents from the Former Secret Soviet Archives' — a review. mronline.org Sometimes, the greatest theoretical works come to us in the form of lectures rather than systemic books. This is the case with Karl Radek, whose lectures on the Chinese Revolution have recently been published by the Historical Materialism book series.

ecns.cn (2021-11-26). China strongly opposes U.S. lawmakers' visit to Taiwan region. ecns.cn China strongly opposes five U.S. lawmakers' recent visit to Taiwan region, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Friday.

teleSUR (2021-11-26). Globalink | Gourd Pyrography Works Express Wishes for Winter Olympics. telesurenglish.net How does a gourd pyrographer express his best wishes for the coming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in his own way?> | Liu Zhen creates on a gourd at home in Tangshan Township of Nanchang City, east China's Jiangxi Province, Sept. 16, 2020.

teleSUR (2021-11-26). Russia Opposes Politicizing Beijing Winter Olympics. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said her country opposes the politicization of the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. | RELATED: | "We believe that sports should remain separate from politics. We have no doubt that China will be able to host the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the highest level in the context of existing anti-epidemic restrictions," Zakharova said, pointing out th…

teleSUR (2021-11-26). US Trade War Against China Fosters Chips Global Shortage. telesurenglish.net The United States has made no secret of its attempt to suppress China's chip development and manufacturing capabilities. However, a recent development suggests that it wants more — to reshape the global landscape of the chip industry and establish hegemony in the field. | RELATED: | The plan of SK hynix, a chipmaker in the Republic of Korea, to upgrade its production facility in China to make memory chips more ef…

WSWS (2021-11-26). Solomon Islands coup attempt triggered by US-backed, anti-China forces. wsws.org The Australian government has immediately seized on the unrest, dispatching 23 members of the heavily armed and riot-trained "Specialist Response Group" of the Australian Federal Police, as well as 93 members of the military.

teleSUR (2021-11-26). China Issues White Paper On Africa Cooperation In New Era. telesurenglish.net On Friday, China's State Council Information Office issued the white paper titled "China and Africa in the New Era: A Partnership of Equals." | RELATED: | Developing solidarity and cooperation with African countries has been the cornerstone of China's foreign policy. President Xi Jinping put forward the principles of China's Africa policy — sincerity, real results, amity and good faith, and pursuing the greater good a…

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2021-11-26: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-11-26). Solomon Islands coup attempt triggered by US-backed, anti-China forces. wsws.org The Australian government has immediately seized on the unrest, dispatching 23 members of the heavily armed and riot-trained "Specialist Response Group" of the Australian Federal Police, as well as 93 members of the military.

ecns.cn (2021-11-25). China says U.S. should not have illusions about Taiwan questions. ecns.cn China's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that there is no room for compromise over Taiwan questions, and the U.S. should not have any illusions about this.

ecns.cn (2021-11-25). China protests U.S. sanctions on 12 Chinese enterprises. ecns.cn China expressed strong protest against the U.S. sanctions on 12 Chinese enterprises, Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) spokesperson said at a regular news briefing on Thursday.

Dave DeCamp (2021-11-25). Biden Snubs China and Russia With Democracy Summit. news.antiwar.com President Biden is hosting a democracy summit on December 9th and 10th that will be attended by over 100 countries. Biden snubbed both Russia and China by not inviting them and asking Taiwan to attend. | Russia said the US was separating countries by "dividing lines."

WSWS (2021-11-25). Australian defence minister reiterates commitment to join US war over Taiwan. wsws.org Dutton is continuing efforts to poison public opinion against China and overcome deep popular concern and opposition over the prospect of a catastrophic conflict.

WSWS (2021-11-25). A disgraced liar accuses scientists: Matt Ridley's Viral. wsws.org In the most systematic defense of the Wuhan lab libel to date, Matt Ridley proves only the falsehood of his bad-faith attack on science.

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2021-11-25: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-11-25). China says U.S. should not have illusions about Taiwan questions. ecns.cn China's Defense Ministry said on Thursday that there is no room for compromise over Taiwan questions, and the U.S. should not have any illusions about this.

ecns.cn (2021-11-25). China protests U.S. sanctions on 12 Chinese enterprises. ecns.cn China expressed strong protest against the U.S. sanctions on 12 Chinese enterprises, Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) spokesperson said at a regular news briefing on Thursday.

Dave DeCamp (2021-11-25). Biden Snubs China and Russia With Democracy Summit. news.antiwar.com President Biden is hosting a democracy summit on December 9th and 10th that will be attended by over 100 countries. Biden snubbed both Russia and China by not inviting them and asking Taiwan to attend. | Russia said the US was separating countries by "dividing lines."

WSWS (2021-11-25). Australian defence minister reiterates commitment to join US war over Taiwan. wsws.org Dutton is continuing efforts to poison public opinion against China and overcome deep popular concern and opposition over the prospect of a catastrophic conflict.

WSWS (2021-11-25). A disgraced liar accuses scientists: Matt Ridley's Viral. wsws.org In the most systematic defense of the Wuhan lab libel to date, Matt Ridley proves only the falsehood of his bad-faith attack on science.

Staff (2021-11-24). "The War Party": Jeremy Scahill on How U.S. Militarism Unifies Democrats & Republicans. democracynow.org As Democrats in Congress struggle to pass the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, there is large bipartisan consensus in the U.S. Congress to spend over $7 trillion over the next 10 years in military spending. The United States spends more each year on defense than China, Russia, India, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, and Australia combined. "Democrats have to engage in theater about human rights and international law and due process, but they ultimately, at the end of the day, are just as aggressive as Republicans," says investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill of the Intercept. His most recent p…

Amy Goodman (2021-11-24). Dems and GOP Fight About Domestic Spending — But Not About Huge Military Budgets. truthout.org As Democrats in Congress struggle to pass the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, there is large bipartisan consensus in the U.S. Congress to spend over $7 trillion over the next 10 years in military spending. The United States spends more each year on defense than China, Russia, India, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, and Australia combined. "Democrats have to engage in theater about human rights and international law and due process, but they ultimately, at the end of the…

Florence CGTN (2021-11-24). Former U.S. President Richard Nixon made historic trip to China. america.cgtn.com Three months after the U.S. table tennis team made a historic visit to China, then U.S. President Richard Nixon made history of his own, announcing he would travel to China to meet with the country's top leaders at the height of the Cold War. It was …

Ana Perdigón (2021-11-24). China Urges Other Countries to Respect Venezuelan People's Will. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, November 23, the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zhao Lijian, called on the international community to respect Venezuela's electoral system and the will of the Venezuelan people, clearly manifested in the recent November 21 regional and municipal elections. | During a statement given to the press, The pronouncement made by spokesperson Zhao was a res…

Staff (2021-11-24). Biden's 'Summit for Democracy' snubs major international players. rt.com President Joe Biden has sparked international outrage by snubbing multiple major countries at an upcoming 'Summit for Democracy', as he seeks to draw a line between what the US sees as democracies and "autocratic governments." | The 'Summit for Democracy' is set to be held in December, with the expressed goal of bringing together leaders "to tackle the greatest threats faced by democracies today," but the guest list has caused a backlash after the US failed to invite countries like Russia and Turkey. | China was notably absent from the invitees, while the disputed territory of Taiwan was asked to participate.

Staff (2021-11-24). US bank chief regrets Communist party jibe. rt.com The boss of US banking group JPMorgan Chase has said he regrets his comments about Beijing after he joked that his corporation would last longer than China's Communist Party. | "I regret and should not have made that comment. I was trying to emphasize the strength and longevity of our company," JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said in a statement issued by the bank on Wednesday. | Read more | | A spokesperson for the bank said Dimon acknowledged that he should "never speak lig…

Eshalaxmi Barlingay (2021-11-24). EXCLUSIVE: CGTN speaks with Jan Berris. america.cgtn.com 2021 marks the first time the World Table Tennis Championship will be hosted in the United States, and will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy. It has been half a century since China invited the U.S. table tennis team for a historic …

Mike Walter (2021-11-24). The Heat: Ping Pong Diplomacy 50 years on. america.cgtn.com Fifty years ago Ping Pong Diplomacy helped China and the United States forge a new relationship. As the world table tennis championship finals take place in Houston, Texas, we're reminded of a historic moment from 50 years ago when the finals were held in Japan. …

WSWS (2021-11-24). New Zealand media pushes alarmist propaganda over China's relations with Kiribati. wsws.org Not a shred of evidence was provided that China aims to build a military base in the small Pacific island state. Rather it was simply assumed that Beijing's aims in New Zealand's "own backyard" were nefarious.

Dave DeCamp (2021-11-24). Australia's Opposition Party Slams Government for Hawkish Taiwan Rhetoric. news.antiwar.com Australia's opposition party has taken aim at the government of Prime Minister Scott Morrisson for its hawkish rhetoric towards China, slamming it as a "dangerous" tactic to secure votes in the country's upcoming election that will be held on or before May 21st, 2022. Earlier this month, Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton said it was …

_____ (2021-11-24). Biden's Summit With Xi a PR Stunt That Won't Reduce US-China Tensions. strategic-culture.org While both leaders appeared to be cordial there was little sign that Washington has changed its fundamental position of antagonizing China. | United States President Joe Biden held his first direct dialogue with China's President Xi Jinping amid spiraling tensions between the world's two biggest economies. Professor Francis Boyle gives his take on the "big event" in a brief interview below. | First though, some background. It seems oddly complacent that it has taken nearly 10 months since Biden entered the White House for these leaders to finally get around to engaging in substantive talks given the urgent contex…

_____ (2021-11-24). On the Virtual Meeting between the US and China. journal-neo.org One of the major events of current world politics was the November 16 virtual meeting of the two leading world powers, the USA and China. It lasted three and a half hours and went beyond the scheduled time. This fact along with the content of the issues discussed and the parties' positions on them as …

Mark Niu (2021-11-24). Judy Hoarfrost reflects on U.S. Table Tennis team's China trip in 1971. america.cgtn.com Fifty years ago, during the 1971 World Table Tennis Championships in Nagoya, Japan, a Chinese player and an American player had a friendly handshake on a shuttle bus. Days later, Chairman Mao Zedong shocked the world by inviting the U.S. team to visit China, …

_____ (2021-11-24). Biden Under New Pressure to Drop Trump's Iran Sanctions. strategic-culture.org The Gulf Arab states are now desperate to get the Iran deal back, fearing that Iran's overtures are left unchecked and will only get worse. | Just how "special" is the so-called special relationship between oil-rich Gulf Arab states and Washington? One could argue, since Joe Biden became President, that relations have hit an all time low with many looking to broker better relations with Russia, China and even Iran. Royal elites in the GCC club know that in the event of a new Arab Spring sweeping across the region, that they cannot rely on Biden for any support whatsoever to cling onto power and so have taken an e…

teleSUR (2021-11-24). South America & Asia To Be Connected Via New Zealand Travel Hub. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, the New Zealand China Council (NZCC) announced that the rapid growth in trade between Asia and South America is opening the door for New Zealand to potentially reap billions in economic benefits as an aviation hub for travel and e-commerce trade. | RELATED: | The Southern Link was proposed by the NZCC in 2019 as a way for New Zealand to capitalize on the growing airborne trade links by making New Zealand a major…

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