Daily Archives: November 21, 2020

2020-11-21: News Headlines

Anya Parampil (2020-11-21). Biggest trade deal in history excludes United States. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Beijing-based journalist Ian Goodrum about the recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Asia. The agreement includes countries representing one-third of the global GDP and population, yet excludes the United States. They discuss the implications the deal will have for the world economy.

Dean Baker (2020-11-21). How Many Lives Would Have Been Saved if We Had Collaborated on Vaccines With China? cepr.net We know that Republican office holders are not allowed to say that Joe Biden won the election. Apparently there is a similar ban in place for news outlets when it comes to the question of the United States collaborating with China, and other countries, in developing vaccines against the pandemic. In recent days, there have …

Matthew J.L. Ehret (2020-11-21). John F. Kennedy and America's Lost Patriotic Heritage. dissidentvoice.org Man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe…. — President Kennedy, 1961 Inaugural Address Where China and Russia are currently leading a new paradigm …

Megan Tatum (2020-11-21). [World Report] China's fertility treatment boom. thelancet.com The end of the one-child policy and social shifts have increased demand for fertility treatments. Many patients are turning to medical tourism. Megan Tatum reports.

Yves Engler (2020-11-21). Double Standard Blatant on Israel and China "Foreign Influence" in Canada. dissidentvoice.org Foreign influence in Canada is bad if it comes from China, but not even worth mentioning if it comes from Israel. That seems to be the position of the Globe and Mail. Canada's 'paper of record' is so gripped with anti-Chinese fervor that it is blind to a blatant double standard. Contrasting the Globe and …

Deirdre Griswold (2020-11-20). Capitalists profit off pandemic. workers.org Many countries around the world have successfully contained the coronavirus. Most notable is China, the most populous nation and the place where the virus first appeared. As of Nov. 15, China reported a total of 4,634 deaths from COVID-19 and only 13 new cases. (worldometers.info/coronavirus) Here in the United States, . . . |

WSWS (2020-11-20). Toyota workers in India continue strike, defy state back-to-work order. wsws.org Behind the state government's strikebreaking order is the broader aim of the ruling class to make India a cheap-labor alternative to China.

_____ (2020-11-20). Trump Plans Series Of Actions Against China Before Biden Inauguration. popularresistance.org The Trump administration is planning a series of hardline actions against China with the aim of making it politically untenable for a Biden administration to reverse the moves, administration officials told Axios. | According to the officials, the administration plans to sanction or restrict trade with Chinese companies, officials, and government entities. The actions will be related to alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, so-called threats to US national security, and China's fishing industry.

sputniknews (2020-11-19). China Warns Intel Alliance 'Their Eyes Will Be Plucked Out' if Not Careful With Hong Kong Affairs. sputniknews.com The Five Eyes alliance, established after World War II, involves the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. It's main objective is the sharing of intelligence information between parties.

sputniknews (2020-11-19). US Navy Secretary Wants New Fleet at Indo-Pacific 'Crossroads' in Case of 'Dust-Up' With China. sputniknews.com A new proposal to recreate a defunct US Navy fleet in the western Pacific could provide the US with another way to confront China in the South China Sea, but could also alienate regional partners at the same time.

sputniknews (2020-11-19). 'Contested Warfighting Domain': New UK Space Command Long Prepared to Follow US Space Force Lead. sputniknews.com The UK's newly announced Space Command is likely to pick up a number of projects already begun with its creation in mind and to partner closely with the US Space Force as part of a larger military confrontation with Russia and China in space.

Cassandra Stimpson, Holly Zhang (2020-11-19). A Washington Echo Chamber for a New Cold War. commondreams.org A rising China is also guaranteed to lift all boats (submarines, aircraft carriers, and surface ships) as well as fighter planes aiding the military-industrial complex on a planet increasingly at war with itself. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1138906137.jpg

Polina Aniftou (2020-11-19). "The End of the War in Syria Will Come as Part of the Agreement Between Iran and China," Says Iranian Foreign Policy Analyst. globalresearch.ca As the US changes leadership, new opportunities for re-alignment may open up for the Middle East and the wider region. To understand more fully the implications presented in conflicts ranging from the US-Iran tension, the Syrian war, and the role …

Thomas Hon Wing Polin (2020-11-18). Hong Kong: Beijing Presses the Cleanup. counterpunch.org Is China a sovereign country? The question may seem ludicrous. But it must be asked of the US and other Western politicians and media objecting loudly to Beijing's disqualification of four opposition lawmakers in Hong Kong. That act has sparked the resignation of 15 other "pro-democracy" legislators. A sovereign nation has the unchallengeable right to

Vijay Prashad (2020-11-18). Why Biden will keep the US-imposed Cold War rolling. peoplesdispatch.org Will US foreign policy change significantly under the incoming Biden administration? Vijay Prashad argues that this is unlikely, especially with regard to the Cold War on China…

Ralph Nader (2020-11-18). Abdicating to Boeing: An Open Letter to FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson. counterpunch.org November 13, 2020 Stephen Dickson, Administrator Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) U.S. Department of Transportation 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591 Dear Mr. Dickson, It is now abundantly clear that instead of clearing out top Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operatives who have worked to make the FAA safe for Boeing, you have thrown in your

Editor (2020-11-18). Amazon is censoring: We need your help to distribute this book! workers.org "Capitalism on a Ventilator" is a new anthology comparing the effective Chinese response to COVID-19 to the disastrous response in the U.S. This book pushes back against the racist anti-China campaign in U.S. media. However, Amazon is currently censoring the book's distribution. We need your support to get the book . . . |

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-11-18). BRICS 2020: Achievements and Future Challenges. Summit of Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. globalresearch.ca On November 17, under Russia's BRICS Chairmanship, Vladimir Putin hosted the 12th BRICS Summit via videoconference. The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa participated to discuss the state and prospects of cooperation within BRICS, discussed the global …

sputniknews (2020-11-18). Canadian Intelligence Agency Claims China, Russia Pose Greatest State-Sponsored Cyber Threat. sputniknews.com TORONTO (Sputnik) – China, Russia, Iran and North Korea pose the greatest cybersecurity threat to Canada, a division of the country's Communications Security Establishment (CSE) intelligence agency said in a Wednesday report.