2020-10-11: News Headlines

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-11). China calls for organizing a forum with Iran's presence in WA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Chinese Foreign Minister on Sunday called for holding a forum with the presence of the Islamic Republic of Iran in West Asia.

Scott M. Alter, Dennis G. Maki, Suzanne LeBlang, Richard D. Shih, Charles H. Hennekens (2020-10-10). [Commentary] The menacing assaults on science, FDA, CDC, and health of the US public. thelancet.com While health authorities sounded early warnings concerning COVID-19 [1], the United States (US) government practised "pandemic politics" and escalated menacing assaults on science, including repeated denials of epidemic principles of mitigation and containment. The first on December 31, 2019 was that the virus would not enter the US. A second on January 20, 2020 following introduction of the first US case from Wuhan, China was that "the virus would not spread." A third on February 26 was that the 15 cases would "go away" when temperatures climbed [2].

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-10). US greatest threat to global security, stability: China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (MNA) — China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations Geng Shuang rejected the baseless accusations made by the US representative against China on its arms control policy and COVID-19.

Eds. (2020-10-10). Xinjiang: A report and resource compilation. mronline.org In the mid-2010s, China launched far-reaching de-radicalization and economic development programs in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

WSWS (2020-10-10). New Zealand debates reveal bipartisan support for austerity and US alliance. wsws.org Both Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and opposition leader Judith Collins pledged continued support for the US, as it prepares for war against China, while proposing nothing to stop the worst social crisis since the Great Depression.

Dong Feng Collective (2020-10-10). News on China | No. 21. dissidentvoice.org This Week's News on China in 60 seconds.

Richard Lane (2020-10-10). [Perspectives] Barbara Stoll: China Medical Board's charismatic new President. thelancet.com "Taking on a new adventure" is how Barbara Stoll views her recent appointment as President of the China Medical Board (CMB), a US-based philanthropic foundation for health development in China and southeast Asia. "I'm incredibly lucky to be given this opportunity, and will try my best to fill the large shoes of outgoing CMB President Lincoln Chen, who has done an extraordinary job over the past 14 years, building partnerships and extending CMB's reach", she says. It was Chen who helped open Stoll's eyes to the wider world of global health, encouraging her to pursue research opportunities in Bangladesh early in he…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-10). China seeking to expand bilateral strategic ties with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (MNA) — Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said that China seeks to work with Iran to deepen its bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-10). Zarif names his talks with Chinese FM 'fruitful'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (MNA) — In a tweet on Saturday, Iranian FM Zarif named his held talks with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Iran-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership as 'fruitful'.

news.un (2020-10-09). China joins global effort to ensure COVID vaccine access for all. news.un.org China is among three additional countries to have signed on to a global initiative that aims to ensure fair and equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine once developed, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday.

Joshua Cho (2020-10-09). Evidence-free 'lab leak' speculation boosts Trump's Xenophobic approach to Coronavirus. mronline.org Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan, China has been the target of relentless hostile and racist media coverage, depicting the country as a uniquely nefarious source of disease (FAIR.org, 3/24/20, 5/7/20).

Vijay Prashad — John Ross (2020-10-09). Why America's Economic War on China is Failing. counterpunch.org After Trump announced the tariffs against a wide range of Chinese imports, the Chinese government formally took up the matter through the WTO's dispute mechanism. After considerable study, the WTO came back with a verdict. On September 15, 2020, a three-person WTO panel found that the U.S. had violated the provisions of the 1994 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the treaty that established the WTO. This was a serious defeat for the United States.

Bill Moyers, Lisa Graves (2020-10-09). Will Amy Coney Barrett Stand by Her Man? He's Betting a Second Term On It. commondreams.org Amy Coney Barrett (R), President Donald Trump's nominee for associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, listens as Trump speaks during an announcement ceremony at the White House on September 26, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chen Mengtong/China News Service via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/150-groups-letter-oppose-coney-barrett.jpg

Pepe Escobar (2020-10-09). The Limits of Chinese Power. US-China Relations Hinge Upon the 2020 Presidential Election. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on Trump 2.0 essentially would turbo-charge its bet on decoupling, aiming to squeeze "malign" China on a multiple Hybrid War front, undermine the Chinese trade surplus, co-opt large swathes of Asia, while …

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-09). Foreign Minister Zarif arrives in China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 09 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in the southern province of Yunnan at the head of a high-ranking delegation on Friday.

Walter Smolarek (2020-10-09). The Indo-Pacific "Quad" Alliance (Australia, Japan, US, India) Holds Summit as U.S. Pushes for More Aggression against China. globalresearch.ca Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Japan today to attend a high-profile summit of top diplomats from the countries involved in the "Indo-Pacific Quad." The Quad is a U.S.-initiated alliance composed of Australia, Japan, the United States and India….

Pepe Escobar (2020-10-08). Shedding light on the limits of Chinese power. thealtworld.com Academic Lanxin Xiang is no fan of Trump's China policies but also sees where Beijing has miscalculated and overreached | Everything about United States-China relations hinges on the result of the upcoming US presidential election. | A Trump 2.0 administration would essentially turbo-charge its first-term bet on decoupling, aiming to squeeze "malign" China on a multiple hybrid war front, undermine the Chinese trade surplus and co-opt large swaths of Asia while always characterizing China as evil incarnate. | Team Biden, even as it professes no desire to fall into the trap of a new Cold War, judging by the Democra…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-08). FM Zarif to leave for China on Friday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 08 (MNA) — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will leave Tehran for Beijing on Friday to hold bilateral talks with Chinese officials.

Thomas Magstadt (2020-10-08). An infected president, a disease of the heart, an imperiled republic. nationofchange.org It's a supreme irony that President Trump has chosen to call Covid-19 "the China virus".

Andre Vltchek (2020-10-08). The Uyghur Issue: How Can the U.S. Dare Lecturing China About the Rights of the Muslims? globalresearch.ca This article by the late Andre Vltchek was first published in 2019. | In 2019, I have written a long analysis about "the Uyghur issue"; analysis which will be soon published as a book. | For some time, I have been warning …

RT (2020-10-08). Ukraine asks Google & Apple to make Russian social networks unavailable for download, 3 years after they were banned by Kiev. rt.com Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) has asked Google and Apple to ban applications subject to sanctions on Ukrainian territory, including VKontakte (VK), a Russian social network which is the most popular website in Europe. | The two US technology giants run the world's most popular application marketplaces, the Play Store and the App Store respectively. Both companies are often pressured by countries to remove censored apps, and they often comply. In particular, both Apple and Google regularly stop applications from being accessible in China. | The SBU also asked the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to cont…

RT (2020-10-08). US-China standoff creating conditions similar to pre-WWI Europe, Kissinger warns. rt.com The US needs to rethink its hegemony and talk to China about imposing limits on their competition, because the alternative is the creation of conditions similar to those that preceded World War I, Henry Kissinger has warned. | "Our leaders and their leaders have to discuss the limits beyond which they will not push threats, and how to define that," said Kissinger, a top diplomat during the Nixon administration, who is credited with orchestrating US rapprochement with China. | "You can say this is totally impossible, but if it is, we will slide into a situation similar to World War I," he warned. | Also on rt.c…

Eds. (2020-10-08). "Quad" alliance holds summit as U.S. pushes for more aggression vs. China. mronline.org Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Japan today to attend a high-profile summit of top diplomats from the countries involved in the "Indo-Pacific Quad."

WSWS (2020-10-08). US secretary of state lashes out against China at Quad meeting. wsws.org The US has been pushing for the transformation of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue involving Japan, India and Australia into a formal military alliance as part of its escalating war drive against China.

Xiaowei Wang (2020-10-08). How the Theatrics of Banning TikTok Enables Repression at Home. thenation.com How the Theatrics of Banning TikTok Enables Repression at Home…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-10-07). COVID-19 Coronavirus: The Crisis. "You Simulate and Then You Go Live" globalresearch.ca On January 30th 2020, the WHO Director General declared a Public Health Emergency (PHEIC) in relation to China's novel coronavirus. This far-reaching decision was taken without the support of expert opinion. There were 150 confirmed cases outside China, when the decision was taken. 6 in the US, 3 in Canada, 2 in the UK, etc.