Daily Archives: November 16, 2020

2020-11-16: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-11-16). Large COVID-19 outbreak in Xinjiang, China. wsws.org Repeated flare-ups of coronavirus in different regions of China highlight the fact that the pandemic is a global issue that cannot be resolved on a national basis by locking down borders.

Ralph Nader (2020-11-16). Trump's Ongoing Crime Wave Requires a Special Prosecutor. counterpunch.org There are many reasons why loser Trump refuses to concede. Yes, delusion has been the counterfeit coin of his fantasy realm — "I won this election by a lot" he tweeted with all caps last Saturday. In his fevered mind — nourished by a bullying career — all victories are his triumphs, and all losses are fake due

M.K. Bhadrakumar (2020-11-16). India's farewell to ASEAN as it boards RCEP train. mronline.org It comes in the specific context of the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership [RCEP] on Sunday—the mega free trade agreement centred on the ASEAN plus China, Japan and South Korea.

Gregory Hood (2020-11-16). America's Social Credit System Is Worse than China's. asia-pacificresearch.com

Global Times (2020-11-15). China's U.S. Funded Think Tanks and Research Institutions. Interference in China's Internal Affairs? globalresearch.ca While US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls for vigilance over think tanks he believes are "tainted by the machinations" of foreign governments, he turns blind eye to the fact that the US is the world's worst when it comes …

Devi Sridhar (2020-11-14). [Perspectives] Staying sane in our new COVID-19 world. thelancet.com COVID-19 spread like wildfire across the world: from China to its neighbouring countries to east Asia, Iran, Europe, and the rest of the world. This pandemic showed how connected the world has become, and how even the best mathematical modelling could not predict which countries would be first affected and how elite travellers would move from hotels to ski resorts to cruise ships and restaurants. But during the pandemic, there has been anxiety about the virus and considerable uncertainty, with widespread reports of mental health issues and feelings of isolation, especially under lockdowns.

Anand Naidoo (2020-11-14). The Heat: US presidential race and coronavirus surge. america.cgtn.com China on Friday congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, saying China will respect the choice of the American people…one week after the US media projected the former United States Vice President as the winner of the presidential election.

sputniknews (2020-11-14). Two Chinese 'Aircraft-Carrier Killer' Missiles Hit Target in South China Sea, Report Says. sputniknews.com According to a former PLA colonel, the successful launch of the DF-26B and DF-21D missiles in August is a "warning" to the United States that they should not take any military risk against China.

Mike Daube, Maurice Swanson (2020-11-14). [Correspondence] Conflicts of interest should be declared. thelancet.com In her Correspondence about smoking cessation programmes in China,1 Yuchen Xue declares no competing interests. However, she writes from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, which is entirely funded by Philip Morris International, a tobacco company that has been heavily criticised for promoting tobacco industry agendas.

sputniknews (2020-11-13). Beijing Warns of Response After Pompeo Rejects Chinese Sovereignty Over Taiwan. sputniknews.com The United States has moved closer to Taiwan in recent months. Top US officials have pledged to ramp up economic and military ties as well as heightened their rhetoric in support of the breakaway province.

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-11-13). War in Ethiopia Threatens China's Economic Penetration in Africa. globalresearch.ca Less than a year after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a military operation against the country's northern Tigray province. Ethiopia is often described as the Horn of Africa's pillar of stability and …

WSWS (2020-11-13). Socialist Equality Group webinar discusses New Zealand and US elections. wsws.org Speakers debunked the claims of pseudo-left groups that the re-election of Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party is a win for workers, and outlined the stronger military alliance between New Zealand and the US in the context of a crisis of democracy in Washington and preparations for war against China.

teleSUR (2020-11-13). China Praises Biden and Harris for Their Victory in US Election. telesurenglish.net China Friday congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their victory in the November 3 presidential election, a result that President Donald Trump refuses to acknowledge. | RELATED: | "We respect the choice of the American people and pass on our congratulations to Mr. Biden and Mrs. Harris," China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said. | China waited until the most votes wer…

Andrew Korybko (2020-11-12). Syria's International Conference On Refugees Is A Masterclass In Balancing. thealtworld.com The kinetic phase of the Hybrid War of Terror on Syria has mostly drawn to a close, as evidenced by the milestone event of the country hosting an international conference on the return of refugees, which resulted in several significant outcomes that speak to the masterful execution of its "balancing" strategy and raise hope that the Arab Republic will eventually transform into the Eastern Mediterranean terminal point of China's visionary W-CPEC+ corridor across Eurasia. | Strategically Disarming "Weapons Of Mass Migration" | Syria's international conference on the return of refugees is a milestone event for the c…

Lucile Leclair (2020-11-12). The Biosecurity Myth That is Destroying Small Farming. counterpunch.org Chen Yun's pigs stopped eating, then developed a fever. Within a week, all 10,000 on his farm in Jiangxi, in southeast China, had died of African swine fever (ASF). In 2018-19 the virus affected every province and led to the slaughter of half the country's pigs. The outbreak spread from China to Southeast Asia; the

sputniknews (2020-11-12). Election 2020: Hail to the Thief. sputniknews.com On today's episode, host Lee Stranahan discussed current events, including 5 Americans dying in a peacekeeper's helicopter crash, Joe Biden speaking as projected President-elect with the Pope, Hong Kong expelling members of their legislative council on behalf of China, and Pennsylvania ruling in favor of the Trump campaign in the ID voter deadline.

Anthony Cartalucci (2020-11-12). US De-Lists Uyghur Terrorist Organization Aimed at China. thealtworld.com The US State Department quietly de-listed the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) — a terrorist organization linked to Al Qaeda. | AFP in an article In a notice in the Federal Register, which publishes new…