Daily Archives: January 13, 2021

2021-01-13: News Headlines

Philip J. Cunningham (2021-01-13). Twisting the Truth about a Beautiful Sight: Some Beijing Press is using the Capitol Insurrection to Condemn Homegrown Pro-Democracy Demonstrators. juancole.com Ithaca, NY (Special to Informed Comment) — Given the mutual recriminations that characterize the sorry state of US-China relations as of late, it is hardly surprising that China's state media should pounce on the humiliating optics of US democracy under siege. Indeed, one need only retransmit US mainstream media reports about a demented US president …

teleSUR (2021-01-13). China's Heilongjiang Reports 43 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases. telesurenglish.net Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province reported 43 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 68 asymptomatic infections on Wednesday, local health authorities said on Thursday. | RELATED: | All the new cases were close contacts or secondary close contacts of earlier COVID-19 infections in Huiqi Village, Wangkui County. | All the new confirmed and asymptomatic cases have been rushed to designated medical institutions, their close contacts and…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-13). China's trade deals to the east and west rewrite the rules. peoplesdispatch.org Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and John Ross, Senior Fellow Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, discuss the RCEP and EU-China trade deals…

sputniknews (2021-01-13). Photos: China Rolls Out 'Super Bullet Maglev Train' That Uses New High-Temperature Superconductor. sputniknews.com China announced plans for two new maglev train routes as part of its vast expansion of high-speed rail travel: one from Shanghai to Hangzhou and one from Guangzhou to Shenzhen.

Horace G. Campbell (2021-01-13). The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) and the Future of the US Dollar. counterpunch.org "The dollar is our currency, but it's your problem." — John Connally, former US Treasury Secretary Introduction After several years of negotiations, a regional trade and economic agreement—the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)—was signed by 15 Asia-Pacific nations on November 16, including China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and all 10 members of the

WSWS (2021-01-13). Staggering growth of super-rich in China. wsws.org Some of China's wealthiest capitalist entrepreneurs are members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), have been delegates to the National People's Congress, or are members of the associated People's Political Consultative Conference.

WSWS (2021-01-12). COVID-19 cases increasing rapidly in China. wsws.org Despite large-scale testing and contact tracing, the highly-contagious virus has still spread, especially among workers in the most exposed industries.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-01-11). China's Mission to Nepal Gains Traction. asia-pacificresearch.com