Daily Archives: April 12, 2021

2021-04-12: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). US Escalates Tensions With Beijing in the South and East China Seas. news.antiwar.com Over the past few weeks, the US has stepped up its military activity in the South China Sea with an almost continuous presence of aircraft carrier strike groups in the disputed waters, ratcheting up tensions with Beijing. | Last Sunday,

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Chile receives new shipment of Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines. ecns.cn A new batch of CoronaVac vaccine from China's Sinovac arrived in Chile on Saturday to become part of the country's vaccination campaign against the COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Foreigners in Guangdong can be vaccinated against COVID-19 now. ecns.cn Starting on Monday, foreigners in Guangdong province can make an appointment for vaccination against COVID-19 online under the principle of "informed, voluntary and self-assumed risk".

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Hong Kong reports 13 new COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 13 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the tally to 11,581.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). China's Yunnan reports no new COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn Southwest China's Yunnan Province, where new locally-transmitted COVID-19 infections began to emerge in late March, reported no new confirmed or asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the provincial health commission said on Sunday.

Richard Smith (2021-04-12). China and climate change: an exchange. mronline.org In the Notes from the Editors to the March 2021 issue of Monthly Review, the MR editors questioned some of the arguments in Richard Smith's book, China's Engine of Environmental Collapse, as well as replied to Simon Pirani's related criticisms (writing under his pseudonym of Gabriel Levy) of MR editor John Bellamy Foster on China […] | April 12, 2021 | Exchange…

Joshua Cho (2021-04-12). Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism When They Join in Cold War Against China. orinocotribune.com By Joshua Cho — Apr 8, 2021 | 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

Gareth Porter (2021-04-12). Pentagon Campaign to Recruit Vietnam as Military Ally Against China Exposed Delusions of US War Strategy. globalresearch.ca When the Pentagon began gearing up for a future war with …

WSWS (2021-04-12). US provocatively lifts restrictions on contact with Taiwan. wsws.org By effectively tearing up protocols in place since the US and China established formal diplomatic relations in 1979, the Biden administration is upending the fragile status quo in the Taiwan Strait and raising the danger of war.

WSWS (2021-04-12). New Zealand accused of "backstabbing" allies over China. wsws.org While the Labour government has adopted a more explicit anti-Chinese stance, demands are growing that Wellington do more to put the country on a war footing.

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). China Blasts US Military Interventions in Human Rights Report. globalresearch.ca In the face of constant attacks by US officials over alleged …

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). 8 rescued, 21 trapped in coal mine accident in Xinjiang. ecns.cn Eight people have been rescued and 21 still trapped after a coal mine was flooded Saturday in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Vocational education climbing to new heights in China. ecns.cn China is home to 30.88 million students currently acquiring skills in 11,300 vocational education institutions, according to statistics from the Ministry of Education.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Int'l electronics expo in Guangzhou aims to support "dual circulation" ecns.cn GUANGZHOU, April 12 (Xinhua) — An international expo for electronics and electrical appliances on Monday opened in south China's Guangzhou City with a theme of embracing domestic demand and exploring the global market.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). China to develop aerospace as strategic emerging industry. ecns.cn China will continue to exert great efforts to boost aerospace as a strategic emerging industry in the next five years, a senior aerospace official said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). China's garment industry sees further recovery in first two months. ecns.cn China's garment industry reported continued recovery in the first two months of the year, official data showed.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). S China's Hainan becomes magnet for global capital. ecns.cn Stellar growth in foreign investment at Hainan Free Trade Port (FTP) over the past three years has made the island province a new focus for global capital, according to a press statement on the progress of the HainanFTP policy on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Shenzhen to stage another round of stepped-up digital yuan test this month. ecns.cn Shenzhen city is conducting another round of stepped-up digital yuan test from April 10 to 23, enlarging test population by 500,000, as China leads in the global race to employ a digital currency, according to an expert.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). China greenlights four sci-tech innovation IPOs. ecns.cn China's securities regulator has approved the initial public offerings (IPOs) of four companies on the science and technology innovation board.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Rescue underway after coal mine floods in Xinjiang. ecns.cn Rescue work is underway after a coal mine in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was flooded on Saturday, trapping 21 miners, local authorities said on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Central bank looking at prudent steps to stabilize economy, experts predict. ecns.cn China's GDP is expected to increase over 8 percent this year, with monetary policy remaining accurate and stable amid domestic economic recovery and a commodity-driven global inflation risk, said experts at Tsinghua PBCSF Chief Economists Forum on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). SAIC launches Android-like vehicle system for app developers. ecns.cn SAIC Motor Corp, China's largest carmaker by sales, has launched a digital platform that intends to function like Google's Android system for smart mobile phone makers and users.

Richard Falk (2021-04-12). How Significant is the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between China and Iran. zcomm.org The agreement configured to be worth at least $400 billion, promises significant mutual benefit to both countries…

Emiliana G. Hidalgo (2021-04-12). La cooperación subnacional entre Argentina y China. globalizacion.ca Diversos actores subnacionales contribuyen desde sus territorios con la cooperación entre Argentina y China; como las cámaras empresariales, las empresas, las asociaciones civiles, las universidades, los gobiernos municipales y provinciales, las instituciones del sector científico y tecnológico, entre otros. | Todos…

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Hong Kong selects payment platforms to help disburse consumption vouchers. ecns.cn The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government has selected several payment platforms including AlipayHK and Octopus to help disburse consumption vouchers to residents under a pro-consumption scheme.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Technology drives Beijing 2022 towards green and safe. ecns.cn The "Experience Beijing" ice sports testing program came to a successful end on Saturday as Beijing 2022 welcomed its 300-day countdown. Events of six ice sports were staged in five Olympic venues in downtown Beijing during the 10-day tests.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Athletes praise China's National Speed Skating Oval. ecns.cn The National Speed Skating Oval, also known as "The Ice Ribbon", is the only new venue built for ice events of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

People Before Profits (2021-04-11). 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/

_____ (2021-04-11). How Bellingcat Launders National Security State Talking Points. popularresistance.org Investigative site Bellingcat is the toast of the popular press. In the past month alone, it has been described as "an intelligence agency for the people" (ABC Australia), a "transparent" and "innovative" (New Yorker) "independent news collective," "transforming investigative journalism" (Big Think), and an unequivocal "force for good" (South China Morning Post). Indeed, outside of a few alternative news sites, it is very hard to hear a negative word against Bellingcat, such is the gushing praise for the outlet founded in 2014. | This is troubling, because the evidence compiled in this investigation suggests Bell…

China Dialogue (2021-04-11). Why Activists have Launched a Fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty. juancole.com By Isabella Kaminski | — ( China Dialogue ) A fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty (FFNPT) initiative was formally launched last September by a coalition of academics, lawyers and activists. It's modelled on the landmark UN Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons agreed in the 1960s, and is built around the same three pillars: non-proliferation, …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-11). Secretary of State Blinken throws down the gauntlet to China and Russia…again. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Secretary of State Blinken throws down the gauntlet to China and Russia…againRick Rozoff America began a new week with Secretary of State Anthony Blinken appearing on NBC's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd. One might forgive a traveler from another land or time forming the impression that almost all U.S. television news, cable and network …

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). China's top market regulator imposes penalty on Alibaba Group over monopoly conduct. ecns.cn File photo shows a logo of China's e-commerce giant Alibaba in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Wang Dingchang)…

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Alibaba Group fined for monopolistic act of abusing dominant market position. ecns.cn China's State Administration for Market Regulation said Saturday it has fined Alibaba Group for the monopolistic act of abusing its dominant market position.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). China willing to work with Brazil to promote comprehensive strategic partnership: Chinese FM. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday that China is willing to work with Brazil to promote their comprehensive strategic partnership to continue to make new progress.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Beautiful Daqing-Guangzhou Highway in East China's Yifeng. ecns.cn Located in Yifeng County, Yichun City, the Wuning-Ji'an section of Daqing-Guangzhou Highway became shrouded in cloud and mist after a flurry of rain.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Hainan to be focal point of reforms. ecns.cn The central government on Friday launched a series of financial measures to turn Hainan Free Trade Port into a focal point of China's deepened reforms, showing the nation's latest efforts to further open up to the world, said experts.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Chinese FM urges continuity, stability of China-EU relations. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday called on China and the European Union (EU) to maintain continuity and stability of their relations and to jointly confront destabilizing factors in the world as well as various global problems.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Inflation this year to be kept within range. ecns.cn Any major risks brought by surging inflation will remain at bay in China over the coming months amid falling pork prices and a moderate recovery in domestic demand, officials and experts said on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). China commemorates 50th anniversary of Ping-Pong Diplomacy. ecns.cn A special event was held here on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Ping-Pong Diplomacy between China and the United States.

Nicholas Freudenberg (2021-04-11). Corporate Versus Public Control of Science And Technology. zcomm.org Are the public health crises of the last decade harbingers of a world doomed to declining human and planetary health or a wakeup call to act now to create a better future?

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Shanghai Disneyland celebrates 5th birthday with brand-new firework show. ecns.cn A brand-new nighttime fireworks show called Illuminate!! A Nighttime Celebration made its debut at Shanghai Disney Resort to celebrate its 5th birthday on Thursday.

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