2021-09-20: News Headlines

Thom Hartmann (2021-09-20). The Real Crime That General Milley Exposed. counterpunch.org Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley stepped outside the realm of his constitutional power to prevent Donald Trump from starting nuclear war with China or Iran. It was definitely unconstitutional and probably illegal. But he's not the true villain in this story; the true villain is almost never mentioned in the press. Trump's advisors aren't

TASS (2021-09-19). Telegraph: AUKUS partnership was discussed at G7 summit without Macron's knowledge. tass.com According to the report, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab assisted in the preparation of the agreement despite the warnings that such agreement will harm the relations with Beijing and Paris…

Newsclick (2021-09-19). Understanding the Australia-UK-US alliance. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha analyses the recently announced AUKUS alliance and its positions on China. He also analyses the role of European powers and the economic consolidation of Eurasia.

ecns.cn (2021-09-19). China to expand cross-border use of RMB. ecns.cn China will expand the use of its currency, the renminbi (RMB), in cross-border payments amid efforts to advance RMB internationalization, said a central bank report released on Saturday.

Staff (2021-09-19). China Firmly Rejects Illegal Detention of Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com On Friday, September 17, the People's Republic of China firmly rejected the illegal detention of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab and urged the United States to respect the norms that govern international law. | Zhao Lijian, spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry, stated at a press conference that the US "has been playing a shameful role in regard to Venezuela. The US has constantly abused political and judicial maneuvers, including sanctions and extraditions; with the purpose of meddling in the internal affairs of Venezuela." | Lijian went on to point out that the US harassment policy "affects the…

Ana Perdigón (2021-09-19). VI CELAC Summit: Latin America and the Caribbean to Expand Relations with China. orinocotribune.com The Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), held this Saturday, September 18, in Mexico city, opens the doors to broader relations with China and the European Union (EU). | During the VI Summit of Heads of State and Government of CELAC, several nations called for the dismantling of the Organization of American States (OAS ), and on the contrary, to consolidate Latin American integration and inter-relation, far from the interests of the United States and Canada. | Comparto la foto oficial de la VI Cumbre de Jefas y Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno de la CELAC. Un encuentro de grandes p…

Andy Kroll (2021-09-19). The U.S. Military, Post-Afghanistan. tomdispatch.com Yoda, the Jedi Master in the Star Wars films, once pointed out that the future is all too difficult to see and it's hard to deny his insight. Yet I'd argue that, when it comes to the U.S. military and its wars, Yoda was just plain wrong. That part of the future is all too easy to imagine. It involves, you won't be shocked to know, more budget-busting weaponry for the Pentagon and more military meddling across the globe, perhaps this time against "near-peer" rivals China and Russia, and a global war on terror that will never end. What's even easier to see is that peace will be given no chance at all. Why? Because…

teleSUR, NG (2021-09-19). China señala de vergonzoso el papel de EE.UU. contra Venezuela. telesurtv.net Desde China destacan que EE.UU. afecta los intercambios regulares de personal internacional y pone en peligro la cooperación entre países.

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2021-09-19: News Headlines

TASS (2021-09-19). Telegraph: AUKUS partnership was discussed at G7 summit without Macron's knowledge. tass.com According to the report, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab assisted in the preparation of the agreement despite the warnings that such agreement will harm the relations with Beijing and Paris…

ecns.cn (2021-09-19). China to expand cross-border use of RMB. ecns.cn China will expand the use of its currency, the renminbi (RMB), in cross-border payments amid efforts to advance RMB internationalization, said a central bank report released on Saturday.

Ana Perdigón (2021-09-19). VI CELAC Summit: Latin America and the Caribbean to Expand Relations with China. orinocotribune.com The Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), held this Saturday, September 18, in Mexico city, opens the doors to broader relations with China and the European Union (EU). | During the VI Summit of Heads of State and Government of CELAC, several nations called for the dismantling of the Organization of American States (OAS ), and on the contrary, to consolidate Latin American integration and inter-relation, far from the interests of the United States and Canada. | Comparto la foto oficial de la VI Cumbre de Jefas y Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno de la CELAC. Un encuentro de grandes p…

teleSUR, NG (2021-09-19). China señala de vergonzoso el papel de EE.UU. contra Venezuela. telesurtv.net Desde China destacan que EE.UU. afecta los intercambios regulares de personal internacional y pone en peligro la cooperación entre países.

Pip Hinman (2021-09-18). Oppose Morrison's new anti-China alliance. greenleft.org.au The new war alliance — AUKUS — formalises Australia's hostile positioning toward China. It also hands the pro-nuclear lobby a new angle, writes Pip Hinman.

sputniknews (2021-09-18). China May Direct Its Nuclear Missiles Towards Australia as AUKUS 'Serves US' Demands' – Report. sputniknews.com Earlier in this week, China criticized the recently-announced military alliance between Australia, the US and the UK (AUKUS), expected to provide Canberra with technologies to facilitate the construction of nuclear-powered attack submarines.

WSWS (2021-09-18). Britain commits to anti-China axis led by US in AUKUS military pact. wsws.org There was no public discussion in the US Congress or the British and Australian parliaments on the new military pact. All three governments are escalating their war plans without even the pretence of democratic accountability.

sputniknews (2021-09-18). No.10's Biggest Secret: Only Ten People in UK 'Were in the Know About AUKUS Pact'. sputniknews.com The new defence alliance AUKUS, announced by the US, the UK, and Australia on Wednesday, immediately caused harsh criticism from China and France. The EU, in turn, vowed to deal with "the implications" after it was revealed that the bloc was not informed about AUKUS.

WSWS (2021-09-18). US, UK, Australia military pact threatens war against China. wsws.org The advanced US preparations for war are being driven not only by fears that China is overtaking the US economically, but the extraordinary economic, political and social crisis of US imperialism intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff (2021-09-18). The US is Turning Oil-Rich Nigeria into a Proxy for its Africa Wars. orinocotribune.com By TJ Coles — Sep 13, 2021 | Under the cover of counterterrorism, AFRICOM is beefing up Nigeria's military to ensure the free flow of oil to the West, and using the country as a proxy against China's influence on the continent.: | Last month, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari

ecns.cn (2021-09-18). Xinjiang residents dismiss 'Uygur Tribunal' allegations of human rights. ecns.cn Dozens of residents in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have joined government officials in dismissing accusations of human rights violations in the region. Allegations of a genocide were made at a so-called "Uygur Tribunal", which finished its second hearing in the UK on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-09-18). China expects 40 mln domestic trips during Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. ecns.cn China is expected to see 40 million domestic trips during the four-day travel rush for the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday.

TASS (2021-09-18). China conducts military drills near Taiwan after passage of US destroyer. tass.com Combat ships, early warning aircraft and bombers were involved in the drills…

ecns.cn (2021-09-18). China marks 90th anniversary of Japan's invasion. ecns.cn Cities around China organized memorial activities to remember the 90th anniversary of the beginning of the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45) on Saturday.

WSWS (2021-09-18). US military basing to expand in Australia, directed against China. wsws.org The Washington communiqué commits Australia to hosting US troops, bombers, fighter aircraft and warships and acting as a logistics base for a military conflagration between nuclear-armed powers.

WSWS (2021-09-18). China's Evergrande problems deepen. wsws.org Evergrande, the country's second largest property developer, with debts of more than $300 billion, has admitted it is on the brink of default and is desperately scrambling to build up cash.

Joshua Cho (2021-09-18). How U.S. media misrepresent the Wuhan Institute of Virology's laboratories and safety protocols. mronline.org Even if we were to accept all the accusations against the WIV regarding their alleged subpar safety standards, none of it has any relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic unless it can be shown the WIV possessed SARS-CoV-2 in its lab before the outbreak, and there is no evidence of that.

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2021-09-18: News Headlines

Pip Hinman (2021-09-18). Oppose Morrison's new anti-China alliance. greenleft.org.au The new war alliance — AUKUS — formalises Australia's hostile positioning toward China. It also hands the pro-nuclear lobby a new angle, writes Pip Hinman.

sputniknews (2021-09-18). No.10's Biggest Secret: Only Ten People in UK 'Were in the Know About AUKUS Pact'. sputniknews.com The new defence alliance AUKUS, announced by the US, the UK, and Australia on Wednesday, immediately caused harsh criticism from China and France. The EU, in turn, vowed to deal with "the implications" after it was revealed that the bloc was not informed about AUKUS.

WSWS (2021-09-18). Britain commits to anti-China axis led by US in AUKUS military pact. wsws.org There was no public discussion in the US Congress or the British and Australian parliaments on the new military pact. All three governments are escalating their war plans without even the pretence of democratic accountability.

sputniknews (2021-09-18). China May Direct Its Nuclear Missiles Towards Australia as AUKUS 'Serves US' Demands' – Report. sputniknews.com Earlier in this week, China criticized the recently-announced military alliance between Australia, the US and the UK (AUKUS), expected to provide Canberra with technologies to facilitate the construction of nuclear-powered attack submarines.

WSWS (2021-09-18). US, UK, Australia military pact threatens war against China. wsws.org The advanced US preparations for war are being driven not only by fears that China is overtaking the US economically, but the extraordinary economic, political and social crisis of US imperialism intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-09-18). China's Evergrande problems deepen. wsws.org Evergrande, the country's second largest property developer, with debts of more than $300 billion, has admitted it is on the brink of default and is desperately scrambling to build up cash.

WSWS (2021-09-18). US military basing to expand in Australia, directed against China. wsws.org The Washington communiqué commits Australia to hosting US troops, bombers, fighter aircraft and warships and acting as a logistics base for a military conflagration between nuclear-armed powers.

ecns.cn (2021-09-18). Xinjiang residents dismiss 'Uygur Tribunal' allegations of human rights. ecns.cn Dozens of residents in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have joined government officials in dismissing accusations of human rights violations in the region. Allegations of a genocide were made at a so-called "Uygur Tribunal", which finished its second hearing in the UK on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-09-18). China expects 40 mln domestic trips during Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. ecns.cn China is expected to see 40 million domestic trips during the four-day travel rush for the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday.

TASS (2021-09-18). China conducts military drills near Taiwan after passage of US destroyer. tass.com Combat ships, early warning aircraft and bombers were involved in the drills…

Staff (2021-09-18). The US is Turning Oil-Rich Nigeria into a Proxy for its Africa Wars. orinocotribune.com By TJ Coles — Sep 13, 2021 | Under the cover of counterterrorism, AFRICOM is beefing up Nigeria's military to ensure the free flow of oil to the West, and using the country as a proxy against China's influence on the continent.: | Last month, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari

ecns.cn (2021-09-18). China marks 90th anniversary of Japan's invasion. ecns.cn Cities around China organized memorial activities to remember the 90th anniversary of the beginning of the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45) on Saturday.

Joshua Cho (2021-09-18). How U.S. media misrepresent the Wuhan Institute of Virology's laboratories and safety protocols. mronline.org Even if we were to accept all the accusations against the WIV regarding their alleged subpar safety standards, none of it has any relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic unless it can be shown the WIV possessed SARS-CoV-2 in its lab before the outbreak, and there is no evidence of that.

Sarang Shidore (2021-09-17). 'AUKUS' Military Alliance Is Another Western Attempt to Isolate China. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2021-09-17). Biden-Backed Aukus Deal Could Spell 'Disaster' for Climate Cooperation With China. commondreams.org "By failing to extend unemployment benefits, Congress and the White House will harm working people struggling in the pandemic."

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-17). Aukus Pact: An Alliance against China that Excludes Europe. libya360.wordpress.com Yoselina Guevara Exactly one month after the fall of Kabul and the disgraceful withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the United States has come into the world limelight with the Aukus Pact, an alliance that takes the initials of the names of the three signatory countries (Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom), with…

Staff (2021-09-17). China Accuses Australia, US, and UK of Undermining Peace (Nuclear Proliferation). orinocotribune.com On Thursday, September 16, China accused the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia of "undermining regional stability and peace" after signing the AUKUS pact. According to international media reports, the pact seeks to strengthen trilateral cooperation in advanced defense technologies, such as artificial intelligence, underwater systems, and long-distance surveillance. | Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian explained at a press conference, "This type of cooperation seriously undermines regional peace and stability as well as international efforts for nuclear non-proliferation." Lijian refe…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-17). 'AUKUS' is Anglo-Imperialism Resurrected. southfront.org Illustrative ImageThe new trilateral alliance cements US and UK resolve to counter China and revives western hegemony… | Written by Johanna Ross, journalist based in Edinburgh | For many, it came as a complete surprise. 'AUKUS' as it is to be known, announced somewhat out of the blue last night, is a security pact between the UK, US and Australia, focused on countering China in the Indo-Pacific. Britain and the US will aid their partner in building nuclear-powered submarines, which will be faster and harder to detect than the conventional submarines Australia currently possesses. In addition the three allies wi…

sputniknews (2021-09-17). US Will Boost Military Presence in Australia as China Slams 'Irresponsible' AUKUS Pact. sputniknews.com On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and his UK counterpart Boris Johnson unveiled the AUKUS security alliance "to protect and defend" the three countries' "shared interests in the Indo-Pacific".

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-17). Activists, anti-war groups slam trilateral security alliance AUKUS as anti-China move and a return to Cold War. peoplesdispatch.org China too slammed the move calling it an "extremely irresponsible" act which may lead to an arms race. It also said that the move reflects "Cold war mentality and ideological biases"

ecns.cn (2021-09-17). U.S. crosses rudimentary moral line in bashing others: Chinese diplomat. ecns.cn The Chinese Mission to the United Nations (UN) at Geneva on Thursday criticized an Anti-China Exhibition hosted by the U.S. Mission together with a violent terrorist and separatist organization.

New Atlas (2021-09-17). US "De-listed" Anti-China ETIM Terror Org BACK from the Dead. newatlas.report September 17, 2021 (The New Atlas) — The anti-China East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) — sometimes referred to as the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) — was delisted by the US government because it allegedly "didn't exist" anymore. Yet just this month, spokesperson for the ETIM gave an interview with US-based media outlet Newsweek indicating it …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-17). China and the Left: A Socialist Forum. libya360.wordpress.com At the conference China and the Left: A Socialist Forum held on September 18, 2021 hosted by Qiao Collective at The People's Forum in New York City. The conference was a one-day convening of organizers, scholars, and journalists whose work grapples with questions of Chinese socialism, Western imperialism, Global South internationalism, and the renewed Cold…

Joe Sims (2021-09-17). Stopping the new Cold War with China, before it's too late. peoplesworld.org The Biden administration has been described as potentially transformative, equaling Lyndon B. Johnson's years and possibly even rivaling Franklin D. Roosevelt's tenure. While it's still early, such comparisons may not be far off, considering the possible impact of pending environmental, infrastructure, voting, and labor rights legislation. If they become law (and at this stage that's …

ecns.cn (2021-09-17). US origin-tracing of COVID-19 a dead end, says Chinese envoy. ecns.cn China is willing to bring the origin-tracing work back to the right track of scientific cooperation, so as to jointly contribute to the ultimate victory of mankind over the pandemic.

Prof Alfred McCoy (2021-09-17). The Winner in Afghanistan: China. globalresearch.ca

Isheka N. Harrison (2021-09-17). Report: China Has Fully Vaccinated More Than 1 Billion People. moguldom.com China has fully vaccinated more than 1 billion people against covid-19, according to recent reports. The statistics, which were released by the Chinese government, have also been reported in several U.S. publications including Bloomberg and the New York Times. With some of the most extensive restrictive measures to combat the deadly coronavirus, the communist nation …

TASS (2021-09-17). China urges Russia, Iran, Pakistan to coordinate efforts on Afghanistan — Foreign Ministry. tass.com The four countries should enhance communication and coordination, act unanimously, cause positive influence and play a constructive role in stabilizing Afghanistan, Wang Yi said…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-17). China and the Power of Healing. libya360.wordpress.com Amanullah Khan China has not only proved itself as a leader on the techno front but also asserted itself by achieving its diplomatic goals. COVID-19 is the major public health emergency witnessed by human history in recent times. COVID has put humanity to a new test and shaped our World from individual new norms to…

Dave DeCamp (2021-09-17). 'A Stab in the Back': France Furious Over US-Australia Nuclear Submarine Deal. news.antiwar.com France is outraged over being left out of a military pact between the US, UK, and Australia that is meant to counter China. The military technology-sharing deal will give Canberra a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines, causing Australia to scrap a submarine-building deal with France worth about $65 billion "It's really a stab in the back. We had established a relationship of trust with Australia, this trust has been betrayed," French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves…

C.J. Atkins (2021-09-17). U.S. and U.K.'s nuclear submarine pact with Australia targets China. peoplesworld.org A new military alliance that will see the United States and Britain provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines to patrol the Pacific and Indian Oceans is being denounced as a threat to "regional peace and stability" by China. The country sees itself as the obvious target of a U.S.- and British-supplied Australian atomic fleet. Zhao Lijian, …

Brian Cloughley (2021-09-17). Railways and Pipelines are Preferable to Nuclear Submarines. counterpunch.org On September 16 the media carried the news that the US, Britain and Australia are banding together to increase pressure on China by arranging for Australia to buy and operate nuclear-powered submarines. Strategically, this is of little significance, and it will take years for the vessels to enter service, but the video conference involving President Biden and Prime

Staff (2021-09-17). Headlines for September 17, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Resumes Deportation Flights to Haiti as 10,000 Haitian Asylum Seekers Cross Rio Grande, Haitian Prime Minister, Accused of Aiding President's Murder, Sacks Justice Minister, Federal Judge Bars Biden Administration's Use of Trump-Era Rule to Fast-Track Deportations, U.N. Warns Time Is Rapidly Running Out to Limit Global Heating to 1.5 Degrees Celsius, U.S. Reports 3,400 COVID Deaths in One Day; One-Quarter of ICU Beds Are At or Near Capacity, France, China Blast U.S.-U.K.-Australia Nuclear Partnership, Biden Calls for Corporations and Super Wealthy to Pay Fair Share of Taxes, Police Put Fence Around Capitol A…

Tom Clifford (2021-09-17). Hello, China? This is the Pentagon Calling… counterpunch.org Seen from Beijing the storming of the Capitol looked like a failed coup, a botched but serious attempt to upend US politics. Now, a book by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa claims US General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called General Li Zuocheng of the People's Liberation Army not once but twice. First on October 30, 2020, just four days before the election. The second call took place on January 8, two days after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. Milley sought to assure Li that the United States was stable and not going to attack. However, he said, if there were to be an a…

Dave DeCamp (2021-09-17). More US Troops and Aircraft to Be Deployed to Australia. news.antiwar.com A day after the US, UK, and Australia announced a new military pact to counter China, Australia's defense minister Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton said Canberra

Editor (2021-09-17). China's 'mass line' moves online. mronline.org Over the past decade, the Chinese government has invested heavily in soliciting ideas, suggestions, and "constructive" feedback from the broader public. Is anyone listening?>

Anonymous007 (2021-09-17). China's Shenzhou-12 Space Mission Crew Safely Lands After 90 Days In Space. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The crew of the Chinese space mission Shenzhou-12 landed safely back on Earth after 90 days in space. | This makes it China's longest-lasting space mission. | The mission crew returned to Earth at the designated Dongfeng landing site in the Gobi Desert, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, marking a successful conclusion of the first crewed mission at the country's space station building stage. | The safe landing of the return capsule also marked the s…

Richard C. Gross (2021-09-17). Trump's Mental Stability in Question. counterpunch.org "O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad!" — William Shakespeare, "King Lear" That the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called his counterpart in China to assure him that then-President Trump was not planning to attack his country illustrates the depth of

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2021-09-17: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-09-17). Activists, anti-war groups slam trilateral security alliance AUKUS as anti-China move and a return to Cold War. peoplesdispatch.org China too slammed the move calling it an "extremely irresponsible" act which may lead to an arms race. It also said that the move reflects "Cold war mentality and ideological biases"

New Atlas (2021-09-17). US "De-listed" Anti-China ETIM Terror Org BACK from the Dead. newatlas.report September 17, 2021 (The New Atlas) — The anti-China East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) — sometimes referred to as the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) — was delisted by the US government because it allegedly "didn't exist" anymore. Yet just this month, spokesperson for the ETIM gave an interview with US-based media outlet Newsweek indicating it …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-17). China and the Left: A Socialist Forum. libya360.wordpress.com At the conference China and the Left: A Socialist Forum held on September 18, 2021 hosted by Qiao Collective at The People's Forum in New York City. The conference was a one-day convening of organizers, scholars, and journalists whose work grapples with questions of Chinese socialism, Western imperialism, Global South internationalism, and the renewed Cold…

Tom Clifford (2021-09-17). Hello, China? This is the Pentagon Calling… counterpunch.org Seen from Beijing the storming of the Capitol looked like a failed coup, a botched but serious attempt to upend US politics. Now, a book by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa claims US General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called General Li Zuocheng of the People's Liberation Army not once but twice. First on October 30, 2020, just four days before the election. The second call took place on January 8, two days after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. Milley sought to assure Li that the United States was stable and not going to attack. However, he said, if there were to be an a…

ecns.cn (2021-09-17). US origin-tracing of COVID-19 a dead end, says Chinese envoy. ecns.cn China is willing to bring the origin-tracing work back to the right track of scientific cooperation, so as to jointly contribute to the ultimate victory of mankind over the pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-09-17). U.S. crosses rudimentary moral line in bashing others: Chinese diplomat. ecns.cn The Chinese Mission to the United Nations (UN) at Geneva on Thursday criticized an Anti-China Exhibition hosted by the U.S. Mission together with a violent terrorist and separatist organization.

Richard C. Gross (2021-09-17). Trump's Mental Stability in Question. counterpunch.org "O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad!" — William Shakespeare, "King Lear" That the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called his counterpart in China to assure him that then-President Trump was not planning to attack his country illustrates the depth of

Prof Alfred McCoy (2021-09-17). The Winner in Afghanistan: China. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2021-09-17). China's 'mass line' moves online. mronline.org Over the past decade, the Chinese government has invested heavily in soliciting ideas, suggestions, and "constructive" feedback from the broader public. Is anyone listening?>

Brian Cloughley (2021-09-17). Railways and Pipelines are Preferable to Nuclear Submarines. counterpunch.org On September 16 the media carried the news that the US, Britain and Australia are banding together to increase pressure on China by arranging for Australia to buy and operate nuclear-powered submarines. Strategically, this is of little significance, and it will take years for the vessels to enter service, but the video conference involving President Biden and Prime

Sarang Shidore (2021-09-17). 'AUKUS' Military Alliance Is Another Western Attempt to Isolate China. globalresearch.ca

TASS (2021-09-17). China urges Russia, Iran, Pakistan to coordinate efforts on Afghanistan — Foreign Ministry. tass.com The four countries should enhance communication and coordination, act unanimously, cause positive influence and play a constructive role in stabilizing Afghanistan, Wang Yi said…

sputniknews (2021-09-17). US Will Boost Military Presence in Australia as China Slams 'Irresponsible' AUKUS Pact. sputniknews.com On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and his UK counterpart Boris Johnson unveiled the AUKUS security alliance "to protect and defend" the three countries' "shared interests in the Indo-Pacific".

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-17). Aukus Pact: An Alliance against China that Excludes Europe. libya360.wordpress.com Yoselina Guevara Exactly one month after the fall of Kabul and the disgraceful withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the United States has come into the world limelight with the Aukus Pact, an alliance that takes the initials of the names of the three signatory countries (Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom), with…

Staff (2021-09-17). Headlines for September 17, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Resumes Deportation Flights to Haiti as 10,000 Haitian Asylum Seekers Cross Rio Grande, Haitian Prime Minister, Accused of Aiding President's Murder, Sacks Justice Minister, Federal Judge Bars Biden Administration's Use of Trump-Era Rule to Fast-Track Deportations, U.N. Warns Time Is Rapidly Running Out to Limit Global Heating to 1.5 Degrees Celsius, U.S. Reports 3,400 COVID Deaths in One Day; One-Quarter of ICU Beds Are At or Near Capacity, France, China Blast U.S.-U.K.-Australia Nuclear Partnership, Biden Calls for Corporations and Super Wealthy to Pay Fair Share of Taxes, Police Put Fence Around Capitol A…

Anonymous007 (2021-09-17). China's Shenzhou-12 Space Mission Crew Safely Lands After 90 Days In Space. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The crew of the Chinese space mission Shenzhou-12 landed safely back on Earth after 90 days in space. | This makes it China's longest-lasting space mission. | The mission crew returned to Earth at the designated Dongfeng landing site in the Gobi Desert, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, marking a successful conclusion of the first crewed mission at the country's space station building stage. | The safe landing of the return capsule also marked the s…

Dave DeCamp (2021-09-17). 'A Stab in the Back': France Furious Over US-Australia Nuclear Submarine Deal. news.antiwar.com France is outraged over being left out of a military pact between the US, UK, and Australia that is meant to counter China. The military technology-sharing deal will give Canberra a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines, causing Australia to scrap a submarine-building deal with France worth about $65 billion "It's really a stab in the back. We had established a relationship of trust with Australia, this trust has been betrayed," French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves…

Dave DeCamp (2021-09-17). More US Troops and Aircraft to Be Deployed to Australia. news.antiwar.com A day after the US, UK, and Australia announced a new military pact to counter China, Australia's defense minister Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton said Canberra

Staff (2021-09-17). China Accuses Australia, US, and UK of Undermining Peace (Nuclear Proliferation). orinocotribune.com On Thursday, September 16, China accused the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia of "undermining regional stability and peace" after signing the AUKUS pact. According to international media reports, the pact seeks to strengthen trilateral cooperation in advanced defense technologies, such as artificial intelligence, underwater systems, and long-distance surveillance. | Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian explained at a press conference, "This type of cooperation seriously undermines regional peace and stability as well as international efforts for nuclear non-proliferation." Lijian refe…

Sebastian Smith (2021-09-16). Australia gets N-powered subs in US, UK partnership. asiatimes.com The United States announced a new alliance Wednesday with Australia and Britain to strengthen military capabilities in the face of growing rivalry with China, including a new Australian nuclear submarine fleet and cruise missiles. The announcement of the alliance — made in a video meeting by President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and …

Tom Clifford (2021-09-16). An American General Has Suggested that His Country Could Attack China. globalresearch.ca

Dana Sanchez (2021-09-16). Chinese State Media Calls George Soros 'Son of Satan': 3 Things To Know About Their Beef. moguldom.com George Soros, a Hungarian-born American billionaire investor who supports progressive and liberal political causes and is credited with influencing the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe in '80s, has become a punching bag for Communist China. In an Aug. 30 op-ed published in the Financial Times, Soros said that Chinese President Xi Jinping's crackdown on private …

_____ (2021-09-16). How US Media Misrepresent The Wuhan Institute Of Virology's Laboratories. popularresistance.org Wuhan, China — While many people have already criticized the lack of evidence and scientific basis for the hypothesis that the Covid-19 pandemic originated from a laboratory, both critics and proponents of the lab-leak theory appear to have uncritically accepted false or unproven premises regarding work done at the laboratory most often implicated in these speculations, the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). | Some of the most prominent accusations pointed at the WIV are that it was conducting research as part of China's alleged biowarfare program, and was conducting its experiments in substandard biosafety…

_____ (2021-09-16). 'Anti-China' Military Pact 'Threatens Peace and Stability' in Pacific, Groups Warn. commondreams.org In the so-called "Land of the Free," so many of "the Brave" in the United States are the homeless.

_____ (2021-09-16). Analysis Shows Facebook Allows 99% of Climate Disinformation to Go Unchecked. commondreams.org "The announcement of the new Australia, Britain, and U.S. military alliance—AUKUS—represents a serious escalation of the new Cold War on China."

_____ (2021-09-16). Undermining Biden, White House Advisor Ratchets Up Conflict With China. commondreams.org Volunteering to serve a murderous lie is not a rite of passage, it's a recruitment goal. For many, it's a step into hell. Real service is not a farce, and it involves more than limitless obedience to a medal-bedecked higher authority.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-16). New Military Deal With US And UK Hurts Canberra More Than It Helps. southfront.org Illustrative ImageAustralia will lose partnerships with France and China, resulting in economic damage and military instability. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | A new military deal was announced this week. US President Joe Biden yesterday informed US media on the creation of an alliance between the US, UK, and Australia to share advanced military technology. The group's main objective is to join forces between states with a liberal-democratic tradition in order to respond to the advance of China. The attitude comes as a new stage in th…

WSWS (2021-09-16). US, Britain, Australia announce major military pact against China. wsws.org The fault lines of a disastrous new world war are rapidly emerging as the Biden administration forges alliances in the Indo-Pacific against China which the US regards as the greatest threat to its global hegemony.

_____ (2021-09-16). Sanders Says There's 'No Excuse' for Any Democrat to Oppose Lowering Drug Prices. commondreams.org High ranking officials succeeded in undermining Mr. Biden's credibility and infuriating China. Most tragically, they sabotaged Mr. Biden's desire to avert the perils of strategic war. Regional stability is spiraling downward once again.

Melvin Goodman (2021-09-16). The Dangerous Exaggeration of the Threat. counterpunch.org Threat perception is central to decision making regarding war and the use of force; alliance politics; and the role of deterrence. Exaggerations of threat make war more likely and weaken the ability of an alliance to function effectively and rationally. Since the end of World War II, the United States has consistently exaggerated the threat, particularly with regard to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Once again, the United States is embarking on a campaign of exaggerated threat perception as politicians and pundits exaggerate the "threat" of a so-called "resurgent" Russia and a so-called "aggressive" China.

Editor (2021-09-16). U.S. media support tech regulation—unless it comes from China. mronline.org Recently, U.S. media have been aghast at legislation affecting China's tech sector.

Joshua Cho (2021-09-16). How US Media Misrepresent the Wuhan Institute of Virology's Laboratories and Safety Protocols. orinocotribune.com By Joshua Cho — Sep 15, 2021 | Even if we were to accept all the accusations against the WIV regarding their alleged subpar safety standards, none of it has any relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic unless it can be shown the WIV possessed SARS-CoV-2 in its lab before the outbreak, and there is no evidence of that. | While many people have already criticized the lack of evidence and scientific basis for the hypothesis that the COVID-19 pandemic originated from a laboratory, both critics and proponents of the lab-leak theory appear to have uncritically accepted false or unproven premises regarding work done at t…

WSWS (2021-09-16). Concerns over financial stability behind Beijing's moves against Alibaba. wsws.org The intervention against so-called fin-tech companies follows a call from top levels of the government and the ruling Communist Party for news laws to regulate the digital economy.

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WSWS (2021-09-16). US, Britain, Australia announce major military pact against China. wsws.org The fault lines of a disastrous new world war are rapidly emerging as the Biden administration forges alliances in the Indo-Pacific against China which the US regards as the greatest threat to its global hegemony.

Sebastian Smith (2021-09-16). Australia gets N-powered subs in US, UK partnership. asiatimes.com The United States announced a new alliance Wednesday with Australia and Britain to strengthen military capabilities in the face of growing rivalry with China, including a new Australian nuclear submarine fleet and cruise missiles. The announcement of the alliance — made in a video meeting by President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and …

Tom Clifford (2021-09-16). An American General Has Suggested that His Country Could Attack China. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2021-09-16). U.S. media support tech regulation—unless it comes from China. mronline.org Recently, U.S. media have been aghast at legislation affecting China's tech sector.

Melvin Goodman (2021-09-16). The Dangerous Exaggeration of the Threat. counterpunch.org Threat perception is central to decision making regarding war and the use of force; alliance politics; and the role of deterrence. Exaggerations of threat make war more likely and weaken the ability of an alliance to function effectively and rationally. Since the end of World War II, the United States has consistently exaggerated the threat, particularly with regard to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Once again, the United States is embarking on a campaign of exaggerated threat perception as politicians and pundits exaggerate the "threat" of a so-called "resurgent" Russia and a so-called "aggressive" China.

Joshua Cho (2021-09-16). How US Media Misrepresent the Wuhan Institute of Virology's Laboratories and Safety Protocols. orinocotribune.com By Joshua Cho — Sep 15, 2021 | Even if we were to accept all the accusations against the WIV regarding their alleged subpar safety standards, none of it has any relevance to the COVID-19 pandemic unless it can be shown the WIV possessed SARS-CoV-2 in its lab before the outbreak, and there is no evidence of that. | While many people have already criticized the lack of evidence and scientific basis for the hypothesis that the COVID-19 pandemic originated from a laboratory, both critics and proponents of the lab-leak theory appear to have uncritically accepted false or unproven premises regarding work done at t…

WSWS (2021-09-16). Concerns over financial stability behind Beijing's moves against Alibaba. wsws.org The intervention against so-called fin-tech companies follows a call from top levels of the government and the ruling Communist Party for news laws to regulate the digital economy.

ecns.cn (2021-09-15). Senior Chinese official stresses making China better known globally. ecns.cn A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has encouraged foreign publishing professionals to help people around the world better understand China.

ecns.cn (2021-09-15). Origins-tracing should not be blame game. ecns.cn Earlier this year, with China's full cooperation, an international group composed of WHO experts from the United States, Britain, Germany, Japan, Australia and other countries unanimously concluded "laboratory leakage in Wuhan is extremely unlikely" in the first phase of COVID-19 origins-tracing. This conclusion has been supported by more and more evidence since its release, and it has become consensus in the academic world.

Ekaterina Blinova (2021-09-15). How China's Realpolitik Approach to Venezuela, Iran & Afghanistan Upends US' Geopolitical Game. orinocotribune.com By Ekaterina Blinova — Sep 13, 2021 | China is dealing a blow to Washington's sanctions strategy by stretching a helping hand to developing states labelled by the US as "pariahs" which have been subjected to tough restrictions. This shows that the world has reached a point of no return along with the accelerating decline of the US, says Asia Pacific commentator Thomas W. Pauken II. | The value of tough US sanctions against Venezuela's oil sector will substantially decline if China steps in to fill the void, energy observers say, citing Bloomberg's September report that China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), o…

Staff (2021-09-15). Kashmir Plunged Into Internet, Phone Blackout After Death of Resistance Leader. truthout.org One of the most important resistance leaders in Indian-controlled Kashmir, the site of the world's longest and most militarized conflict, has died. Since 1947, Kashmir has been divided between India, Pakistan and China, all nuclear powers. India and Pakistan have fought multiple wars over the region, which both claim as theirs. The majority of people in Indian-controlled Kashmir, however, claim their right to self-determination, with many supporting the creation of an independent Kashmir. Th…

WSWS (2021-09-15). US expands military presence in Micronesia targeting China. wsws.org The Pentagon's push into Micronesia is part of the wider militarisation of the Pacific by the US and other imperialist powers, as the drive to war against China accelerates following the Afghanistan debacle.

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-09-15). The Winner in Afghanistan: China. counterpunch.org The collapse of the American project in Afghanistan may fade fast from the news here, but don't be fooled. It couldn't be more significant in ways few in this country can even begin to grasp. "Remember, this is not Saigon," Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a television audience on August 15th, the day the

Anonymous103 (2021-09-15). Differences Over China Breaking Close Relationship Between Poland And Lithuania. southfront.org Illustrative ImagePoland opts to not participate in Lithuania's provocations against China. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Lithuania and Poland, which in recent years fostered a growing and prosperous relationship rooted in Russophobia, is now beginning to show signs of strain as Warsaw refuses to engage in Vilnius' newfound hostilities against Beijing. Following foreign policy initiatives in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius on September 6, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau was noted for trying to find what interests still connects the two countries together | Lithuania's F…

Editor (2021-09-15). Can China's 'red line' eco strategy be a model for biodiversity? mronline.org Authorities have set aside millions of square kilometres of land and sea as protected areas. It's an ambitious plan but compliance still an issue, environmental group says.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-15). US Keeps Accusing Other Countries Of Being Behind Enigmatic Microwave Attacks. southfront.org Illustrative ImageIn a recent report, researchers concluded that generic symptoms are being manipulated to create a narrative about the existence of a new disease. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Washington continues to insist on the existence of a "syndrome" that affects its diplomats in Cuba and China. In addition to the complete lack of scientific evidence in the alleged cases of reported health problems, there is a strong conspiratorial content in the accusations against the Cuban and Chinese governments — which, according to…

WSWS (2021-09-15). New book details Trump's efforts to instigate war with China as part of January 6 coup attempt. wsws.org The new revelations shatter all attempts to downplay the significance of the events of January 6. Moreover, they emerge just days after Trump used the 9/11 anniversary to deliver fascist rants to police and firefighters in Manhattan.

_____ (2021-09-15). The U.S. is Turning Oil-Rich Nigeria Into a Proxy for Its Africa Wars. strategic-culture.org Under the cover of counterterrorism, AFRICOM is beefing up Nigeria's military to ensure the free flow of oil to the West, and using the country as a proxy against China's influence on the continent. | By TJ COLES | Last month, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari

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ecns.cn (2021-09-15). Origins-tracing should not be blame game. ecns.cn Earlier this year, with China's full cooperation, an international group composed of WHO experts from the United States, Britain, Germany, Japan, Australia and other countries unanimously concluded "laboratory leakage in Wuhan is extremely unlikely" in the first phase of COVID-19 origins-tracing. This conclusion has been supported by more and more evidence since its release, and it has become consensus in the academic world.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-15). US Keeps Accusing Other Countries Of Being Behind Enigmatic Microwave Attacks. southfront.org Illustrative ImageIn a recent report, researchers concluded that generic symptoms are being manipulated to create a narrative about the existence of a new disease. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. | Washington continues to insist on the existence of a "syndrome" that affects its diplomats in Cuba and China. In addition to the complete lack of scientific evidence in the alleged cases of reported health problems, there is a strong conspiratorial content in the accusations against the Cuban and Chinese governments — which, according to…

WSWS (2021-09-15). US expands military presence in Micronesia targeting China. wsws.org The Pentagon's push into Micronesia is part of the wider militarisation of the Pacific by the US and other imperialist powers, as the drive to war against China accelerates following the Afghanistan debacle.

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-09-15). The Winner in Afghanistan: China. counterpunch.org The collapse of the American project in Afghanistan may fade fast from the news here, but don't be fooled. It couldn't be more significant in ways few in this country can even begin to grasp. "Remember, this is not Saigon," Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a television audience on August 15th, the day the

Ekaterina Blinova (2021-09-15). How China's Realpolitik Approach to Venezuela, Iran & Afghanistan Upends US' Geopolitical Game. orinocotribune.com By Ekaterina Blinova — Sep 13, 2021 | China is dealing a blow to Washington's sanctions strategy by stretching a helping hand to developing states labelled by the US as "pariahs" which have been subjected to tough restrictions. This shows that the world has reached a point of no return along with the accelerating decline of the US, says Asia Pacific commentator Thomas W. Pauken II. | The value of tough US sanctions against Venezuela's oil sector will substantially decline if China steps in to fill the void, energy observers say, citing Bloomberg's September report that China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), o…

ecns.cn (2021-09-15). Senior Chinese official stresses making China better known globally. ecns.cn A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has encouraged foreign publishing professionals to help people around the world better understand China.

WSWS (2021-09-15). New book details Trump's efforts to instigate war with China as part of January 6 coup attempt. wsws.org The new revelations shatter all attempts to downplay the significance of the events of January 6. Moreover, they emerge just days after Trump used the 9/11 anniversary to deliver fascist rants to police and firefighters in Manhattan.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-15). Differences Over China Breaking Close Relationship Between Poland And Lithuania. southfront.org Illustrative ImagePoland opts to not participate in Lithuania's provocations against China. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Lithuania and Poland, which in recent years fostered a growing and prosperous relationship rooted in Russophobia, is now beginning to show signs of strain as Warsaw refuses to engage in Vilnius' newfound hostilities against Beijing. Following foreign policy initiatives in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius on September 6, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau was noted for trying to find what interests still connects the two countries together | Lithuania's F…

Charles Xu (2021-09-14). The United States' Recent Failures in War and Fighting Racism Should Serve as a Warning to Its Allies. counterpunch.org On May 26, 2021, President Joe Biden ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to produce "analysis of the origins of COVID-19" within 90 days. This move followed weeks of speculation surrounding the claim that the virus had escaped from a Chinese laboratory, usually identified as the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Having rightly rejected this claim for more

_____ (2021-09-14). Cuba To Receive 8.7 Million Syringes From Its Residents Abroad. popularresistance.org According to Humberto Pérez, coordinator of the Asociación Martiana de Cubanos Residentes en Panamá, organizer of the shipment, the donation is part of the campaign Rompamos el Bloqueo, in which organizations present in more than 28 Latin American, Caribbean and European countries participate. | In a few days, the first of five containers will arrive from China with the aid collected to support the anti-COVID-19 vaccination, an effort supported by trade union organizations and young graduates of Cuban educational institutions. | From the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) headquarters, Perez hi…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-14). The US is Turning Oil-Rich Nigeria into a Proxy for its Africa Wars. libya360.wordpress.com T.J. Coles US Army trainers drill Nigerian soldiers in Jaji between Jan. 15 and Feb. 22, 2018 Under the cover of counterterrorism, AFRICOM is beefing up Nigeria's military to ensure the free flow of oil to the West, and using the country as a proxy against China's influence on the continent. Last month, Nigeria's President…

_____ (2021-09-14). Railways and Pipelines Bring Peace and Prosperity. strategic-culture.org Washington should face up to facts and accept that the U.S. must cooperate with China and Russia rather than maintaining its aggressive stance. | Two major developments in international commercial conveyance were reported in August and September, but neither of them received much cover by mainstream western media. First was the news that the China-Europe rail link was proving outstandingly successful, as recounted by the

Anonymous103 (2021-09-14). China And U.S. Are On the Brink of War. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Eric Zuesse, exclusively for SouthFront. | Right now, the neocons that Biden has surrounded himself with are threatening to accuse him of having 'lost Taiwan' if Biden backs down from his many threats to China, threats that the U.S. Government will reverse America's "One China" policy, which has been in place ever since the 28 February 1972

Lee Siu Hin (2021-09-14). 9/11 Lee Siu Hin: Journey to China 2021: My China Activism Factfinding Solidarity Trip. indybay.org Greetings from the Southern Chinese city of Foshan! | I just flew back to China from LA on September 5th arriving in the Southern Chinese coastal city of Guangzhou where I immediately transferred to the nearby city of Foshan to begin our 14-days of quarantine life.

Editor (2021-09-14). Towards common prosperity. mronline.org On Tuesday, August 24, a meeting of the Communist Party's Central Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs was held in Beijing to discuss "common prosperity", namely how to produce growth with equity.

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Charles Xu (2021-09-14). The United States' Recent Failures in War and Fighting Racism Should Serve as a Warning to Its Allies. counterpunch.org On May 26, 2021, President Joe Biden ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to produce "analysis of the origins of COVID-19" within 90 days. This move followed weeks of speculation surrounding the claim that the virus had escaped from a Chinese laboratory, usually identified as the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Having rightly rejected this claim for more

Lee Siu Hin (2021-09-14). 9/11 Lee Siu Hin: Journey to China 2021: My China Activism Factfinding Solidarity Trip. indybay.org Greetings from the Southern Chinese city of Foshan! | I just flew back to China from LA on September 5th arriving in the Southern Chinese coastal city of Guangzhou where I immediately transferred to the nearby city of Foshan to begin our 14-days of quarantine life.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-14). China And U.S. Are On the Brink of War. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Eric Zuesse, exclusively for SouthFront. | Right now, the neocons that Biden has surrounded himself with are threatening to accuse him of having 'lost Taiwan' if Biden backs down from his many threats to China, threats that the U.S. Government will reverse America's "One China" policy, which has been in place ever since the 28 February 1972

Editor (2021-09-14). Towards common prosperity. mronline.org On Tuesday, August 24, a meeting of the Communist Party's Central Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs was held in Beijing to discuss "common prosperity", namely how to produce growth with equity.

_____ (2021-09-13). The United States' Recent Failures Should Serve As A Warning To Its Allies. popularresistance.org On May 26, 2021, President Joe Biden ordered US intelligence agencies to produce "analysis of the origins of COVID-19" within 90 days. This move followed weeks of speculation surrounding the claim that the virus had escaped from a Chinese laboratory, usually identified as the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Having rightly rejected this claim for more than a year as a Trumpian conspiracy theory, centrist and liberal commentators in the West have breathed new life into the "lab leak" hypothesis, taking cues from allegations and claims made by US state leaders and corporate media. Meanwhile, Facebook and other social m…

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-09-13). The Winner in Afghanistan: China. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com) — The collapse of the American project in Afghanistan may fade fast from the news here, but don't be fooled. It couldn't be more significant in ways few in this country can even begin to grasp. "Remember, this is not Saigon," Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a television audience on August 15th, …

John V. Walsh (2021-09-13). Biden Exits Afghanistan, Heads in the Wrong Direction. counterpunch.org A major motivation for getting out of Afghanistan is to give the US a freer hand to bring down China and Russia. And this is not to be a peaceful "Pivot." The US has surrounded both countries with military bases, and the Pivot to Asia pioneered by Obama/Hillary/Biden sees 60% of America's naval forces ending up in China's neighborhood.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-09-13). China welcomes agreement reached between Iran, IAEA. en.mehrnews.com While welcoming the agreement reached between Iran and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman called on the United States to make a firm political decision to return to JCPOA.

TJ Coles (2021-09-13). The US is turning oil-rich Nigeria into a proxy for its Africa wars. thegrayzone.com Under the cover of counterterrorism, AFRICOM is beefing up Nigeria's military to ensure the free flow of oil to the West, and using the country as a proxy against China's influence on the continent. Last month, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari wrote an op-ed in the Financial Times. It might as well have been written by the Pentagon. Buhari promoted Brand Nigeria, auctioning the country's military services to Western powers, telling readers that Nigeria would lead Africa's "war on terror" in …

Dave DeCamp (2021-09-13). Biden to Host First In-Person Quad Summit With Eye on China. news.antiwar.com President Biden will The Quad, also known as the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, was first started in 2007. But the group was disbanded shortly after its formation, as some members feared sending the wrong message…

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John V. Walsh (2021-09-13). Biden Exits Afghanistan, Heads in the Wrong Direction. counterpunch.org A major motivation for getting out of Afghanistan is to give the US a freer hand to bring down China and Russia. And this is not to be a peaceful "Pivot." The US has surrounded both countries with military bases, and the Pivot to Asia pioneered by Obama/Hillary/Biden sees 60% of America's naval forces ending up in China's neighborhood.

Nayvin Gordon (2021-09-12). The New York Times Tells China to Stop Protecting Their People, & Let Covid-19 Sicken and. indybay.org Eradicating Covid-19 is possible with ZeroCovid strategy that puts people before profits…

ecns.cn (2021-09-12). China expects Afghan Taliban to make clean break with ETIM terrorist group. ecns.cn China hopes the Afghan Taliban will make a clean break with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and other terrorist groups, and take effective measures to resolutely crack down on them, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.

Andy Kroll (2021-09-12). The Winner in Afghanistan: China. tomdispatch.com The collapse of the American project in Afghanistan may fade fast from the news here, but don't be fooled. It couldn't be more significant in ways few in this country can even begin to grasp. "Remember, this is not Saigon," Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a television audience on August 15th, the day the Taliban swept into the Afghan capital, pausing to pose for photos in the grandly gilded presidential palace. He was dutifully echoing his boss, President Joe Biden, who had earlier rejected any comparison with the fall of the South Vietnamese capital, Saigon, in 1975, insisting that "there's going to be no…

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2021-09-12: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-09-12). China expects Afghan Taliban to make clean break with ETIM terrorist group. ecns.cn China hopes the Afghan Taliban will make a clean break with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and other terrorist groups, and take effective measures to resolutely crack down on them, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.

Nayvin Gordon (2021-09-12). The New York Times Tells China to Stop Protecting Their People, & Let Covid-19 Sicken and. indybay.org Eradicating Covid-19 is possible with ZeroCovid strategy that puts people before profits…

Xiaoxiao Kwete, Felicia Marie Knaul, Beverley M Essue, Ana Langer (2021-09-11). [Correspondence] Gender equity, caregiving, and the 1-2-3-child policy in China. thelancet.com The Lancet Commission on 70 years of women's reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health in China by Jie Qiao and colleagues1 clearly describes a roadmap for universal coverage by 2030. However, the gendered role of caregiving2 is overlooked in the narrow definition of maternal health.3…

Charles Xu (2021-09-11). The United States' recent failures in war and fighting racism should serve as a warning to its allies. peoplesdispatch.org As the US messily closes its 20-year war in Afghanistan, it has quickly pivoted and attempted to rally international support around its anti-China campaign. Its allies should be wary.

Rainer Shea (2021-09-11). The Uyghur Narrative's Goal: Proxy Destabilization of Afghanistan. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Sep 4, 2021 | The events following the Afghanistan pullout are revealing the long-term goal of Washington's rhetorical focus on the Uyghurs during recent years: to manufacture consent for a new U.S.-backed jihadist movement within Afghanistan, one that can be used to strike against China like how the Mujahideen struck against the Soviet Union. | The conditions surrounding this new anti-communist Afghanistan proxy war differ from those of the previous one. China isn't stretched unsustainably thin, like the USSR was during the final decade of its existence. And China has no reason to get milit…

_____ (2021-09-11). America Is Europe's Enemy. strategic-culture.org If Europe wants stability, then why is it allied with the chief cause of its own refugee-influx, Eric Zuesse asks. | Why is there a refugee-influx into Europe from nations to the south and east that have been invaded by the U.S. and its allies? Is that question stupid? Is the correct answer to it, actually, obvious? | The nations that the U.S. Government targets for "regime-change" have governments that are friendly toward one or more of the three governments that the U.S. Government especially wants to be regime-changed (overthrown and replaced — conquered): Russia, China, and Iran. So, America sanctions,…

Yuanyuan Wang, Fei Kong, Jie Qiao (2021-09-11). [Correspondence] Gender equity, caregiving, and the 1-2-3-child policy in China — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Xiaoxiao Kwete and colleagues note the challenge of population ageing and low fertility that is happening not only in China but also in many other countries. With increasing longevity and a relaxing population policy, young couples are shouldering a growing burden of caregiving for their older family members and children. This burden is the main reason for the decreased fertility desire among young Chinese couples. Additionally, increased independence and more opportunities have empowered women to pursue their personal development, which inevitably results in a low fertility rate and…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-11). NATO chieftain denounces Russia, China, Iran and North Korea in one short paragraph. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Secretary General sets out arms control priorities In speech at NATO's annual arms control conference, the Secretary General warned that "Russia continues to ignore and bend" international arms control rules while China is rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal, including by "building a large number of missile silos." This is happening without "any limitation or …

Anonymous103 (2021-09-11). China Reveals Flight Control System To Land Hypersonic Drone. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Originally published on Hong Kong's

Anand Naidoo (2021-09-11). The Heat: Xi-Biden talks and 9/11: 20 years on. america.cgtn.com Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden have a lengthy phone conversation. And, 9/11 twenty years on — how the terror attacks forever changed the United States and the world.

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Xiaoxiao Kwete, Felicia Marie Knaul, Beverley M Essue, Ana Langer (2021-09-11). [Correspondence] Gender equity, caregiving, and the 1-2-3-child policy in China. thelancet.com The Lancet Commission on 70 years of women's reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health in China by Jie Qiao and colleagues1 clearly describes a roadmap for universal coverage by 2030. However, the gendered role of caregiving2 is overlooked in the narrow definition of maternal health.3…

ecns.cn (2021-09-11). China expects Afghan Taliban to make clean break with ETIM terrorist group. ecns.cn China hopes the Afghan Taliban will make a clean break with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and other terrorist groups, and take effective measures to resolutely crack down on them, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.

Rainer Shea (2021-09-11). The Uyghur Narrative's Goal: Proxy Destabilization of Afghanistan. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Sep 4, 2021 | The events following the Afghanistan pullout are revealing the long-term goal of Washington's rhetorical focus on the Uyghurs during recent years: to manufacture consent for a new U.S.-backed jihadist movement within Afghanistan, one that can be used to strike against China like how the Mujahideen struck against the Soviet Union. | The conditions surrounding this new anti-communist Afghanistan proxy war differ from those of the previous one. China isn't stretched unsustainably thin, like the USSR was during the final decade of its existence. And China has no reason to get milit…

Anonymous103 (2021-09-11). China Reveals Flight Control System To Land Hypersonic Drone. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Originally published on Hong Kong's

Anand Naidoo (2021-09-11). The Heat: Xi-Biden talks and 9/11: 20 years on. america.cgtn.com Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden have a lengthy phone conversation. And, 9/11 twenty years on — how the terror attacks forever changed the United States and the world.

Yuanyuan Wang, Fei Kong, Jie Qiao (2021-09-11). [Correspondence] Gender equity, caregiving, and the 1-2-3-child policy in China — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Xiaoxiao Kwete and colleagues note the challenge of population ageing and low fertility that is happening not only in China but also in many other countries. With increasing longevity and a relaxing population policy, young couples are shouldering a growing burden of caregiving for their older family members and children. This burden is the main reason for the decreased fertility desire among young Chinese couples. Additionally, increased independence and more opportunities have empowered women to pursue their personal development, which inevitably results in a low fertility rate and…

ecns.cn (2021-09-10). Xi calls for adding more positive factors to China-U.S. relations. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that relevant government agencies of China and the United States could advance collaboration and tap more cooperation potential, so as to add more positive factors to the bilateral relationship.

The Conversation (2021-09-10). Minerals, drugs and China: How the Taliban might finance their new Afghan government. juancole.com By Hanif Sufizada | — Now that the Taliban have reportedly taken full control of Afghanistan and begun forming a government, a looming challenge awaits: How will they keep their country and economy afloat financially? For the past 20 years, the U.S. government and other countries have financed the vast majority of the Afghan government's …

_____ (2021-09-10). U.S. Plan B for Afghanistan? Screw Up China. strategic-culture.org For U.S. imperial strategists, the notorious Afghan graveyard of empires is not an entirely deadbeat loss. As President Biden noted gleefully and cryptically this week, "China has real problems… it will be interesting to see what happens." | The United States may have suffered a shameful, historic defeat in Afghanistan, but there is still a silver lining in this cloud for the imperial planners in Washington. | The destruction, anarchy and trillions of dollars wasted in prosecuting a 20-year war can deliver a consolation prize for the United States. Namely, by making Afghanistan a cauldron of destabilization for…

Dongsheng News (2021-09-10). News on China | No. 67. dissidentvoice.org Among the topics in this episode of News on China: how China plans to control housing prices, mushroom cultivation and poverty alleviation, and China seeking the integration of Guangdong and Macao.

ecns.cn (2021-09-10). Xi says China-U.S. relations vital to world's future. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday that whether China and the United States can properly manage their relations concerns the future of the world, and is a question of the century both countries must answer well.

_____ (2021-09-10). 'Uygur Tribunal' Is A Lie-Maker. popularresistance.org The so-called Uygur Tribunal is a lie-maker that has nothing to do with the law or the truth, it's another farce aimed at discrediting Xinjiang, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Thursday. His comments come as the organization plans yet another round of smearing campaigns against China's Xinjiang policy in what it terms as a second hearing. | Chaired by Geoffrey Nice, an infamous anti-China figure, the tribunal is largely funded by the World Uyghur Congress (WUC). On September 3, 2020, Geoffrey established a so-called independent people's tribunal to investigate "ongoing atrocities and pos…

ecns.cn (2021-09-10). Xi urges early return of China-U.S. relations back to right track. ecns.cn Xi Jinping said Friday that China and the United States should show a broad perspective, shoulder big responsibilities, and bring bilateral relations back to the right track of steady development as soon as possible.

Editor2 (2021-09-10). Vietnam Resists Washington's Anti-China Campaign. orinocotribune.com By Gregory E. Williams — Sep 6, 2021 | Vietnam and China fought an unfortunate border war in February and March of 1979, egged on by U.S. imperialist interference in the region. Nevertheless, relations between the two countries have steadily improved, based on a shared interest in peaceful socialist construction, resulting in deepening political and economic cooperation. | Currently, maritime disputes are the biggest threat to this long-lasting peace. Controversies have arisen around commercial fishing, oil exploration and other activities in the waters that China calls the South Sea, and Vietnam calls the E…

Rick Rozoff (2021-09-10). Identifying China, Russia as threats, Finland reserves NATO option. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Government proposes 500 new jobs for Finnish Defence Forces The report describes Finland's defence environment as being "tense and difficult to predict." It emphasises the growing strategic importance of Finland's neighbouring Arctic areas and the perception of Northern European defence as a whole. The report furthermore points to intensified competition between the great powers affecting …

Editor (2021-09-10). China's shifting overseas energy footprint. mronline.org New data sheds light on how much overseas coal power capacity China is involved in, and to what extent it is changing.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-10). China: Towards Common Prosperity. libya360.wordpress.com Sergio Rodriguez Gelfenstein Part I On Tuesday, August 24, a meeting of the Communist Party's Central Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs was held in Beijing to discuss "common prosperity", namely how to produce growth with equity. The focus of the discussion was on the need to generate welfare for all citizens on the road…

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