2020-12-05: News Headlines

Labor Video Project (2020-12-05). Namibian Rà∂ssing Mine Workers Face Covid-19 & Attacks From State Owned China State Owners. indybay.org Namibian Rà∂ssing mine workers face the Covid-19 pandemic & attacks from state owned China National Uranium Corporation Limited. They have tried to intimidate and bribe union leaders and also have fired the Namibian Miner's Union Rà∂ssing Union branch.

Tony Norfield (2020-12-05). The Mao-Roosevelt No meeting, 1945. mronline.org In January 1945, Mao Tse-tung sent a message to U.S. President Roosevelt asking to visit the U.S. and discuss future relationships with China. The message got blocked by a U.S. diplomat in China, and Roosevelt apparently did not receive it.

Kim Petersen (2020-12-05). A Comparison of Respect for the Sanctity of Mosques in France, the US, and China. globalresearch.ca France has seen a spate of attacks carried out by radicalized Muslims. The attacks and killings must be denounced. | But more so must one denounce the terrorism and killings carried out by the French state against Muslims in its wars …

RT (2020-12-04). US State Dept sanctions Chinese govt officials over 'coercive influence activities'. rt.com The US State Department has announced yet another round of sanctions on Chinese officials said to be involved in "coercive influence activities," demanding Beijing cease suppressing 'freedom of expression.' | The department has sanctioned several Chinese officials, accusing them of using coercion and intimidation to "suppress freedom of expression," according to a statement from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday. | The sanctions include visa restrictions on Chinese officials at the United Front Work Department, which Pompeo has alleged engaged in "malign activities" against those who oppose Beijing. | T…

teleSUR (2020-12-04). China's Spacecraft Takes off From Moon With Samples. telesurenglish.net The China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced that Change-5 probe carrying the country's first lunar samples blasted off from the moon at 11: 10 p.m. (Beijing Time) on Thursday, | RELATED: | Launched on Nov. 24, the Chinese spacecraft comprises an orbiter, a lander, an ascender, and a returner. Its lander-ascender combination touched down in the Ocean of Storms on Dec. 1. After the samples were collected and sealed, the asc…

Ricardo Vaz (2020-12-03). Venezuela, China Condemn US Sanctions Against Tech Company. venezuelanalysis.com Beijing reiterated its support for Venezuelan sovereignty.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-12-03). Doctored Indignation: Australia-China Relations. counterpunch.org Clay foot diplomacy is all the rage in Canberra, and the Australian government has become a solid practitioner. Having stuck its neck out across continents and seas to proclaim the need to investigate China over the origins of the novel coronavirus, the Morrison government now finds itself in the tightest of corners. Very much one

sputniknews (2020-12-02). Congress Approves Bill to Bar Chinese Firms That Refuse Audits From US Stock Exchanges. sputniknews.com By barring major Chinese firms like Alibaba from participating in US stock exchanges if they don't submit to what Beijing considers to be onerous procedures, a bill expected to soon be signed into law could likely drive that wealth to other markets, experts claim.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-12-02). Doctored Indignation: Australia-China Relations. asia-pacificresearch.com

Sara Flounders (2020-12-02). Lucha de clases en China: øcómo lidiar con los multimillonarios? workers.org "El aprendiz del brujo" es una vieja historia que se repite en muchas variaciones, desde mitos griegos hasta un famoso poema alemán de Goethe en 1797 y hasta una película de Alfred Hitchcock y varias versiones de Disney. Todas las variaciones tratan de invocar o desatar fuerzas abrumadoras que no . . . |

Andrew Korybko (2020-12-02). "Global Policeman": Why's the US in the South China Sea? globalresearch.ca America regards itself as the "global policeman", hence its arrogant actions, but it was never deputized by the international community to fulfill such a role. Rather, it's more like a dangerously delusional role player than a legitimate law enforcement officer….

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-02). VIDEO: China lands Chang'e-5 Spacecraft on moon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 02 (MNA) — China successfully landed a spacecraft on the moon's surface late on Tuesday in the first mission to retrieve lunar surface samples in 40 years, said the country's National Space Administration.

oneworld.press (2020-12-02). Why's The US In The South China Sea?>. oneworld.press America regards itself as the "global policeman", hence its arrogant actions, but it was never deputized by the international community to fulfill such a role. Rather, it's more like a dangerously delusional role player than a legitimate law enforcement officer.

Anand Naidoo (2020-12-01). The Heat: Biden and China. america.cgtn.com China – U.S. relations: What can we expect from the Biden Administration? And how will China react?

John Pilger (2020-12-01). "I spoke to impoverished families in 1975 and little has changed since then" dissidentvoice.org A British family from the film Smashing Kids, 1975. Photograph: John Garrett John Pilger interviewed Irene Brunsden in Hackney, east London about only being able to feed her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes in 1975. Now he sees nervous women queueing at foodbanks with their children as it's revealed 600,000 more kids are in poverty …

WSWS (2020-12-01). Fiji and Australia to negotiate new military pact. wsws.org The move to establish closer Fiji-Australian military ties is part of the intensifying US-led build-up to counter China's influence in the south west Pacific.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-12-01). US sanctions Chinese telecom firm for links with Venezuela's CANTV. peoplesdispatch.org The United States has imposed sanctions on a major Chinese tech firm, China National Electronics Import and Export Corporation (CEIEC), for conducting business with Venezuela. The sanctions were announced on November 30, Monday, by the US Treasury Department. The move is based on allegations that the CEIEC is assisting the Venezuelan government to "suppress" dissent. | The allegations come in light of Venezuelan government-run telecom firm CANTV blocking certain websites and platforms linked with pro-coup and pro-Guaido groups. The US government stated that the contract with the CEIEC has assisted in the supposed…