Daily Archives: April 10, 2021

2021-04-10: News Headlines

_____ (2021-04-10). Truth Commission Details Horrible Crimes Akin To Native American Genocide And Slavery. popularresistance.org With a new Cold War heating up between the U.S. and Russia and China, Witness for Peace Southwest, Addicted to War and CodePink organized a Truth Commission on the original Cold War on March 21st, which brought together the testimony of historians, activists and others who lived through the period. | Following a hearing three years ago, the Zoom event was hosted by Frank Dorrel, publisher of the popular anti-war text Addicted to War, and Rachel Bruhnke, a high school Spanish teacher and member of Witness for Peace Southwest. In her opening remarks, Bruhnke emphasized that the Cold War should rank as one of three…

Joshua Cho (2021-04-10). Western media incite anti-Asian racism when they join in Cold War against China. mronline.org Over the past few weeks, the subject of anti-Asian racism has received an unusual degree of Western media attention, ever since a video showing the January 28 killing of Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai immigrant in San Francisco, was widely shared on social media. | April 10, 2021 | Newswire…

_____ (2021-04-10). Pentagon Campaign To Recruit Vietnam Against China Exposes Delusions Of War Strategy. popularresistance.org When the Pentagon began gearing up for a future war with China in 2018, Defense Department officials quickly realized that they needed access to Vietnamese territory for troops armed with missiles to hit Chinese ships in a US-China conflict. So they initiated an aggressive campaign to lobby the Vietnamese government, and even Communist Party officials, in the hope that they would eventually support an agreement to provide them the permission. | But a Grayzone investigation of the Pentagon's lobbying push in Vietnam shows what a delusional exercise it was from its inception. In a fit of self-deception that highlig…

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China calls for Japan's cautious decisions on Fukushima wastewater. ecns.cn China on Friday urged Japan to be cautious on its plan to deal with radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear power plant, calling for the Japanese government to make decisions based on full consultation with neighboring countries.

The Lancet (2021-04-10). [Editorial] China's response to COVID-19: a chance for collaboration. thelancet.com April 8 marks a year since China's lifting of the 76-day lockdown in Wuhan—the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak. Since the reopening of Wuhan, efforts to control the pandemic in China have thus far successfully prevented resurgence and importation of new cases, while re-establishing the country's social and economic activities. Although China has since had sporadic outbreaks of COVID-19 in several areas, including Beijing and Qingdao, they were all contained. How has China managed to control COVID-19? And is the global scientific community in a position to benefit from China's experiences?

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). ASPI's Xinjiang 'victim' database is another tactic to smear China: Officials. ecns.cn The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), which compiles the data of "victims" in Xinjiang, is "another apparatus of the anti-China campaign under the cover of 'independent-study'," said Xu Guixiang, spokesperson of the government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at a press conference in Beijing on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China pilots enterprise compliance reform in 10 regions. ecns.cn China has launched the second round of its pilot reform of enterprise compliance in 10 provincial-level regions, including Beijing, Liaoning and Shanghai, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Over 155 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China. ecns.cn More than 155.15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Thursday, the National Health Commission said Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China will take necessary measures to uphold rights of Chinese companies. ecns.cn China said on Friday it would take necessary measures to uphold the rights and interests of Chinese companies, after the United States added Chinese supercomputing entities to an economic blacklist.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China introduces financial measures to strengthen opening up in Hainan. ecns.cn China has issued a guideline to support higher-level reform and opening up in Hainan Province with financial measures and promote the establishment of a financial policy and institutional framework compatible with the Hainan free trade port.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). 9 confirmed dead in explosive disposal accident in north China. ecns.cn Nine Chinese workers previously announced missing during an explosive disposal operation that went wrong on Wednesday have been confirmed dead, local government said on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Opening of China's FAST telescope to int'l scientists enhances collaboration, says Australian astrophysicist. ecns.cn The opening of China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) to international scientists could enhance collaboration of scientists from different countries, said Australian astrophysicist Naomi McClure-Griffiths.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China urges U.S. to stop provocative acts in South China Sea. ecns.cn China will address bilateral issues with the Philippines through peaceful dialogue, and urges the U.S. to respect the efforts of the two countries and stop provocative acts in the South China Sea.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Xinjiang teacher chose to go 'where country needs me most'. ecns.cn For Guljahan Amat, applying for membership in the Communist Party of China was a must-do.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). U.S., China need to continue to 'play ping pong' with each other: expert. ecns.cn The United States and China need to continue to "play ping pong" with each other and invest more in the foundation of their consequential bilateral relationship, a leading U.S. expert on China has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China to take necessary actions against U.S. sanctions. ecns.cn China to take necessary actions against U.S. sanctions on 7 more Chinese tech firms, says Chinese Foreign Ministry.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Ban on Xinjiang cotton called anti-China ploy. ecns.cn The United States' ban on Xinjiang-grown cotton over allegations of "forced labor" is aimed at destabilizing China, said some peace activists who also accuse the U.S. government of failing to address its own human rights violations.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China to tighten regulations over local financial institutions. ecns.cn A meeting Thursday urged China's financial regulators to improve regulations of local financial institutions to mitigate risks.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Report reveals Anglo-American sponsorship of 'East Turkistan' separatism, radical Islamist terrorism. ecns.cn Anglo-Americans have sponsored "East Turkistan" separatism and radical Islamist terrorism, manipulated the Uyghur diaspora for their own geopolitical interests, said a special report recently released by a political group in Australia.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Tibet approved for series of airport projects. ecns.cn The National Development and Reform Commission recently approved funding for a series of major airport construction projects in the Tibet autonomous region.

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-10). New State Department Policy Encourages Stronger Ties With Taiwan Officials. news.antiwar.com On Friday, the State Department "The Department of State has issued new guidelines for US government interaction with Taiwan counterparts to encourage US government engagement with Taiwan that reflects our deepening unofficial relationsh…

People Before Profits (2021-04-10). US is 13th in Infrastructure, 27th in Education and Healthcare. indybay.org As Pres. Biden embarked on a campaign for improving US infrastructure by raising the corporate tax to 28% (was 53% in 1950s), he provided a ringing indictment of the US private-profit-first economy with a list of the 12 countries that have better infrastructure than the US: 1. Singapore, 2. Netherlands, 3. China, 4. Switzerland, 5. Japan, 6. South Korea, 7. Spain, 8. Germany, 9. France, 10. Austria, 11. United Kingdom, 12. United Arab Emirates. See mothership.sg/2021/04/joe-biden-infrastructure-singapore/

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-04-10). The West is practicing vaccine apartheid on a global level. peoplesdispatch.org China and India are the only two major countries that have been willing to export vaccines while also vaccinating their own people. Meanwhile, to rich countries, the billions of dollars of vaccine market for Big Pharma far outweigh the benefits of saving millions of lives…

_____ (2021-04-10). Why China's Vaccine Internationalism Matters. popularresistance.org United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called it "the biggest moral test" facing the world today. World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom warned of a "catastrophic moral failure" whose price would be paid with the lives of those in the world's poorest countries. | Such cautionings of inequitable global vaccine distribution have been shunted to the margins; instead, optimistic chatter of "returning to normal" is circulating once again as Global North citizens line up for their long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine. But normal, as ever, is relative: public health advocates warn that some countr…

Rodolfo Bueno (2021-04-10). Biden contra China y Rusia: Van por lana, pero pueden salir trasquilados. globalizacion.ca Al declarar al mismo tiempo conflictos belicosos contra Rusia y China, el gobierno del Presidente Biden intenta matar dos pájaros de un tiro; misión imposible, pues sobre valora su real potencial y carece de fuerzas para derrotar la coalición de…

_____ (2021-04-09). Senate Unveils Sweeping Legislation To Confront China. popularresistance.org The Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced a new piece of bipartisan legislation to confront China through prioritized military spending and more arms sales in the Indo-Pacific, sanctions, money for "democracy promotion" in Hong Kong, and other areas where the US seeks to counter Beijing. | The legislation still needs to go through the Committee before being introduced in the Senate, but a draft of the bill, titled the Strategic Competition Act of 2021, was released by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the Committee chairman. Menendez negotiated the bill with Committee Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID). | In a rel…

Fred Gardner (2021-04-09). On I, Claud: the Autobiography of Claud Cockburn. counterpunch.org Claud Cockburn —father of Alexander, Andrew, and Patrick, three brilliant journalists— was the original model. In 1967 his three volumes of autobiography were consolidated and published by Penguin as I, Claud… It's hard to find a copy these days, so I'll quote up to the legal limit. Claud Cockburn was born in Peking (now Beijing) in 1904. His father,

Casey Davidson (2021-04-09). China rejects U.S.' human rights hypocrisy, points to repression of Black Lives Matter. peoplesworld.org Top officials from China and the United States exchanged verbal blows at the Alaska Summit last week, after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan opened the session by making false and unwarranted accusations about China's governance and international affairs. In the summit's opening remarks, Blinken accused China of …

WSWS (2021-04-09). Australian government ministers denounce student newspaper for pulling anti-China story. wsws.org The hysterical intervention underscores the official sensitivities over any pushback, however limited, against a xenophobic campaign aimed at justifying preparations for war against China.

Michael Welch (2021-04-09). The Raging Twenties Review: Pipelinistan, Sino-Russia and more. globalresearch.ca "Not only they were presented the next 5-year plan 2021 to 2025 we were presenting three subsequent plans all the way to 2035. They're already thinking about the technical commercial configuration of China in 2035 so that's the… I …

Finian Cunningham (2021-04-09). Arsonist US Plays With Fire. dissidentvoice.org You would think riling up one nuclear power is bad enough, but the United States seems intent on doubling the risk of starting a world war by gratuitously aggressing Russia and China simultaneously. Throwing around personal insults against the leaders of those two countries is one thing. But actually winding up military tensions is quite …

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2021-04-09). China-US Relations and Biden's "Global Death Trap": The World Is Facing Another Cold War Which May Become Hot, Even Very Hot. globalresearch.ca In Anchorage, Alaska, on 18-19 March 2021, top diplomats of China …

Oliver Boyd-Barrett (2021-04-09). Limitations of JCPOA Negotiation. dissidentvoice.org On April 1 — appropriate date, perhaps, for a saga of unending western foolishness and villainy — the EU announced that officials from Iran, Russia, China, the UK, France, and Germany would be meeting virtually to discuss a possible return of the USA to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Later announcements indicated that …

teleSUR (2021-04-09). US: Biden Requests Over $700 Billion for 2022 Pentagon Budget. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Joe Biden plans to request a whopping $715 billion for his first Pentagon budget, signaling efforts to confront China and Russia by advancing hypersonic weapons and bolstering its War Fleet with ballistic missile submarines and unmanned ships. | This $715 billion for the Defense Department is 1.6 percent higher than the $704 billion approved for this year, but would amount to a decrease of about 0.4 percent in real, inflation-adjusted terms. The request is just the beginning of what is sure to be a vigorous debate in Congress over how much to spend on defense and how to finance it, according to…

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). Speed skating for Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics tested at National Speed Skating Oval. ecns.cn A Chinese skater competes in the 500 meter speed skating event for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at the National Speed Skating Oval in Beijing, April 7, 2021.

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). China contributes to global anti-pandemic drive by bridging 'vaccine divide'. ecns.cn "Vaccine equity is the biggest moral test before the global community," United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said. At a time when COVID-19 is ravaging the Middle East countries, China has withstood the test.

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). Spiral staircases hug cliff in Chongqing. ecns.cn A more than 1,000-step spiral staircases hugging a cliff have opened to tourists here.

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). Global experts see COVID-19 lockdown in Wuhan last year as 'timely, wise step'. ecns.cn After a 76-day lockdown against COVID-19, China's central megacity of Wuhan was finally reconnected with the rest of the world on April 8, 2020. One year on, China has made enormous efforts to contain the pandemic and contributed to the global battle against the virus.

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). COVID-19 origin-tracing politicized by other countries including U.S.: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn The COVID-19 origin-tracing was indeed tainted by politics, not by China, but by certain countries including the United States, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). BeiDou directed seeders work in Xinjiang's cotton fields. ecns.cn Aerial photo taken on April 7, 2021 shows an unmanned seeder equipped with Beidou navigation satellite system working in a cotton field in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). China breaks deep-sea sediment core retrieval record. ecns.cn Chinese scientists have completed a deep-sea drilling project to obtain a sediment core with a length of 231 meters from a depth of over 2,000 meters in the South China Sea, setting a new world record for deep-sea drilling.

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). China, India in talks ahead of 11th round of military talks. ecns.cn When asked if the next military talks between top-level officials from China and India will be delayed, a Chinese official on Thursday refuted the remarks, saying that the two sides are still "in talks" for the meet-up.

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). Verdant forest of metasequoia lights up Spring in Jiangsu. ecns.cn Verdant and rich forest of metasequoia forms a grand ecological landscape in Suqian City, east China's Jiangsu Province.

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). China urges Nigerian police to help free kidnapped Chinese hostages. ecns.cn China urged the Nigerian police to help free two Chinese nationals who were kidnapped in southwestern Nigeria on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). Major tech fair to be held in Shanghai. ecns.cn The 8th China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair will be held from April 15 to 17 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition &Convention Center, government officials announced on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). Renowned scholar calls on Biden administration to reverse Trump's policies toward China. ecns.cn The U.S. President Joe Biden's administration should reverse policies toward China by former U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, stop its geopolitical contest with China, and let reason return to U.S. policymaking, a renowned scholar has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). China issues guideline on easing market access in Hainan free trade port. ecns.cn China on Thursday issued a guideline to support easing market access in the Hainan free trade port in its latest effort to build the resort island into a globally influential, high-level free trade port.

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). China refutes U.S. 'intimidation' accusations. ecns.cn China on Thursday refuted U.S. accusations of the country conducting "intimidation actions" in the Taiwan Strait and said that the label of "intimidation" or "coercion" can never be pinned on China.

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). HKSAR chief executive to table local electoral legislation amendment bill to LegCo next week. ecns.cn Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Thursday said that subject to endorsement of the Executive Council, the amendment bill to improve the HKSAR's electoral system will be tabled to the Legislative Council (LegCo) next Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). Descendant of Flying Tigers' rescuer recalls the past. ecns.cn Wearing a hat emblazoned with the AVG Flying Tigers logo, Li Ruiling, the descendant of Flying Tigers' rescuer reveals a widespread legend that took place in Hong Kong during WWII.

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