Daily Archives: October 18, 2020

2020-10-18: News Headlines

sputniknews (2020-10-17). Tehran Declares Arms Embargo Lifted, Iran Free to Procure, Export Arms as Sees Fit. sputniknews.com In 2015, Iran signed the JCPOA with China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany and the European Union, requiring Iran to scale back its nuclear program and severely downgrade its uranium reserves in exchange for sanctions relief, including lifting the arms embargo five years after the deal's adoption.

Dean Baker (2020-10-16). Waiting for a Vaccine and the Collaborative Research Alternative. cepr.net It seems increasingly likely that China will begin providing vaccines to its own people, as well as those in some other countries, by December, and possibly as early as next month. The prospect of a vaccine being available that soon has to look good to people here, now that the Trump administration's pandemic control efforts …

Louis Proyect (2020-10-16). Can an Eco-Socialist Revolution Save China? counterpunch.org On August 19, 2019, I unfurled my degrowth banner in a CounterPunch article titled "Ecological Limits and the Working Class" and followed it up with a review of leading degrowth theorist Giorgos Kallis's "Limits: Why Malthus Was Wrong and Why Environmentalists Should Care" just six months later. Having read dozens of articles on degrowth over

RT (2020-10-16). ABC ignores elephant in the room, asks Biden ZERO QUESTIONS about censored NY Post scoops on his son's overseas business dealings. rt.com ABC held a 90-minute town hall with Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden without asking a single question about this week's New York Post stories on alleged scandals involving his son's business dealings in Ukraine and China. | Host George Stephanopoulos steered clear of…

Joshua Cho (2020-10-16). No, China didn't 'stall' critical Covid information at outbreak's start. mronline.org Now that some time has passed since the beginning of the outbreak, it's worth revisiting the less-conspiratorial corporate media narrative that the Chinese government maliciously or incompetently delayed the release of critical information early on, thereby causing many unnecessary deaths.

Dave DeCamp (2020-10-16). Esper: Pentagon School to Focus Half of Its Curriculum on China. globalresearch.ca Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Thursday that

WSWS (2020-10-15). US Secretary of State Pompeo to visit Sri Lanka amid rising anti-China provocations. wsws.org Pompeo's visit is another step in Washington's policy of pushing its Asian regional partners into direct military confrontation with Beijing.

Staff (2020-10-15). Will Trump's October surprise be a hot war with China? therealnews.com Post-COVID-19 hospitalization, Trump pledged to "make China pay." His rhetoric coincides with growing military tensions between the nuclear-armed superpowers—and a military analyst worries about the prospects of war.

Eds. (2020-10-15). Anti-Chinese racism sets stage for New McCarthyism. mronline.org More than a dozen young visiting scholars from China had their visas abruptly terminated in a letter from administration of the University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, on August 26, in a letter dated …August 26!

Mike Walter (2020-10-15). The Heat: Shenzhen's transformation. america.cgtn.com It once was a small fishing village. Now, it's one of the most advanced cities in the world. We will take a look at China's Shenzhen.

RT (2020-10-15). Hunter Biden pursued deals worth tens of million in China, struck bargains for 'his family,' NEW email leaks allege. rt.com Freshly leaked emails suggest that Joe Biden's son, Hunter, stood to make tens of millions of dollars working for a Chinese energy firm, and allegedly called a deal with the firm's chairman "interesting to me and my family." | The emails — supposedly recovered from a laptop in a Delaware computer repair shop — were published by the New York Post on Thursday, one day after the paper published

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-10-15). Cambodia Has Become China's Unofficial Representative in ASEAN. asia-pacificresearch.com

_____ (2020-10-15). The US Is On A Path To War With China. popularresistance.org It was gripping , stunning testimony. Before congress, a 15 year old volunteer nurse, Nayirah, struggled to compose her trembling voice, barely holding back tears, as she testified that marauding soldiers had thrown babies out of incubators in a hospital, leaving them to die on the floor. | Later, Amnesty International confirmed authoritatively that 312 babies had been killed this way[i]. All the news agencies ran with the story, and the country and congress were in a total uproar. | There was only one problem: it was completely, utterly, totally fraudulent.

sputniknews (2020-10-15). Chinese Ambassador Urges Canada Not to Grant Asylum to Hong Kong Protesters. sputniknews.com TORONTO (Sputnik) – China's Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu urged Ottawa during a video conference not to grant asylum to Hong Kong protesters.

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-10-14). Becoming U.S. Fortress Against China Does More Damage than Good for Taiwan. globalresearch.ca The $1.4 billion increase in Taiwan's military spending next year is still not enough to achieve effective defense, said David Helvey, Principal Director for East Asia in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security …

_____ (2020-10-14). Dangers Of Military Confrontation Around Taiwan And South China Sea. popularresistance.org Over the past two years, the United States has dramatically increased the number of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and destroyers sent into the South China Sea as a freedom of navigation show of force missions to remind the Chinese government that the U.S. considers the Western Pacific and the South China Sea as a part of the oceans of America and its allies. Additionally, in 2020, the Trump administration ratcheted up tensions with China over Taiwan by sending to Taiwan the highest-ranking U.S. officials in over forty years.

Ann Wright (2020-10-14). Dangers of Military Confrontation Between the United States and China Around Taiwan and in the South China Sea. commondreams.org The law does not require the United States to defend Taiwan if China attacks, but it also doesn't rule it out—a policy known as strategic ambiguity. (Photo: U.S. Navy photo) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/unnamed_0.png