2020-09-24: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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