2021-04-20: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-04-20). Despite Hawks Seeking new Cold War, the US and China can only Confront Climate Emergency by Cooperating. juancole.com ( China Dialogue ) — They say don't mess with Texas, but Mother Nature didn't get the memo. A surprise winter storm killed at least 111 people in March, when rolling blackouts left several million Texans without power for several freezing days. Their misery came just a few years after Hurricane Harvey put a US$125 …

Andrew Korybko (2021-04-20). Biden's Afghan Withdrawal Isn't a Blow to China. globalresearch.ca Bloomberg published an op-ed last week provocatively claiming that "

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-04-20). Chinese President Highlights the "World Wants Justice" and "Not Hegemony" globalresearch.ca Beijing's foreign policy has traditionally been one of friendly rhetoric, avoidance …

WSWS (2021-04-20). Biden extends Trump anti-Chinese TikTok policy. wsws.org The Biden administration is weighing its options for continuing the anti-Chinese propaganda campaign launched by the Trump White House regarding the purported threat to national security posed by the Beijing-based social media platform TikTok.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Beijing's Daxing district to build 40-hectare commercial aerospace industry base. ecns.cn The first Beijing commercial aerospace development conference was held in Daxing district on Sunday. Daxing district signed several commercial aerospace industry projects and an agreement for future cooperation with 16 commercial aerospace companies.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Illustrated book 'The Central Axis' reveals a diversified Beijing. ecns.cn The relations between the 800-year-old Central Axis of Beijing and the people living in the city can be found in an illustrated book called "The Central Axis," which reveals a diversified Beijing.

Staff (2021-04-20). China Pres. calls for fairer world order as rivalry with US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 20 (MNA) — Chinese President called for a rejection of hegemonic power structures in global governance, amid growing tensions between Washington and Beijing over a widening range of issues including alleged human rights abuses.

Sharline Liu (2021-04-20). After 'the Death of Hong Kong's Democracy,' an Ex-Legislator Fights Beijing From Exile. thenation.com After 'the Death of Hong Kong's Democracy,' an Ex-Legislator Fights Beijing From Exile…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-20). Philippines' Duterte Says He Would Send Navy to Assert South China Sea Claims. news.antiwar.com Over the past few weeks, tensions have been high between the Philippines and China due to the presence of Chinese vessels near Whitson Reef, a disputed area in the South China Sea. Philippine officials have accused Beijing of massing a "maritime militia," while China insists the vessels are fishing boats. | On Monday,

_____ (2021-04-20). 'Western Media Jeopardizing Uyghurs Interests'. popularresistance.org Dan Cohen speaks with Gordon Gao, Director of Strategic Research at Tsinghua University Endowment Fund in Beijing and a native of Urumqi in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Gao discusses growing up as a Mongolian ethnic minority in XUAR, and how the propaganda war against China hurts Uyghur interests, but will ultimately backfire on the United States. Gao and Coden also discuss the U.S.-China artificial intelligence arms race as well as the comparative strengths of the two countries.

Ramon Tomey (2021-04-20). J&J Coronavirus Vaccine Shipments Halted Due to Ingredient Mix-up During Production. globalresearch.ca Fifteen million doses of the Johnson & Johnson Wuhan coronavirus vaccine …

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Over 192 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China. ecns.cn Nearly 192.13 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Sunday, the National Health Commission said Monday.

Staff (2021-04-20). Headlines for April 20, 2021. democracynow.org Jury Begins Deliberations in Derek Chauvin Murder Trial, Thousands Protest in Minnesota as Derek Chauvin Murder Trial Wraps Up, U.N. Warns Planet Is "On the Verge of the Abyss" from Relentless Climate Change, Hundreds of Climate Scientists Warn Against Criminalizing Peaceful Protests, White House Holds Virtual Climate Summit as U.S. and China Pledge Cuts to Emissions, Migrant Workers Flee India's Capital Ahead of Lockdown as Coronavirus Cases Soar, Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Joins Fight for Vaccine Equity, President Biden Urges All U.S. Residents 16 and Over to Get Vaccinated, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Can…

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Fun parent-child marathon held in Chongqing wildlife park. ecns.cn A fun parent-child marathon was held at the Wildlife World of Chongqing's Locajoy Theme Park in Chongqing on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Wuhan builds pandemic treatment center. ecns.cn A provincial-level pandemic treatment center is being built at a hospital in Wuhan, the Chinese city hardest hit by COVID-19, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of next year, the president of the hospital said.

Andy Kroll (2021-04-20). Biden's Anti-China Ambitions. tomdispatch.com Like his immediate predecessor, Joe Biden is committed to a distinctly anti-China global strategy and has sworn that China will not "become the leading country in the world, the wealthiest country in the world, and the most powerful country in the world… on my watch." In the topsy-turvy universe created by the Covid-19 pandemic, it was, however, Jamie Dimon, the CEO and chairman of JP Morgan Chase, a banking giant with assets of $3.4 trillion, who spoke truth to Biden on the subject. While predicting an immediate boom in the U.S. economy "that could easily run into 2023," Dimon had grimmer news on the future as…

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). 32 Taiwan compatriots vaccinated against COVID-19 in Fuzhou. ecns.cn The first batch of 32 Taiwan compatriots living in Fuzhou, south China's Fujian Province on Monday received COVID-19 vaccinations free of charge via "Tailutong," a cross-Straits app for Taiwan compatriots working or living in the mainland.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Cambodian PM greatly values China's role in global fight against COVID-19. ecns.cn Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Tuesday said he greatly valued China's leading role in helping other countries to prevent and combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). World experts say China offers inspiration for global sustainable development. ecns.cn China can offer other countries inspirations and opportunities for cooperation in building a sustainable post-pandemic world, officials from international organizations, scholars and business leaders have said.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-04-20). Tomgram: Dilip Hiro, Who's Rising and Falling on Planet Earth? warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Here's the strange thing: these days, you would think that China was "rising" to potentially top great-power status out of nowhere, out of nothing (unlike the United States). Historically speaking, however, America is the great-power newcomer on this …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-20). Pentagon Adds Africa to Global Battleground with China and Russia. globalresearch.ca General Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), and …

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). U.S., Japan urged to stop interfering in China's internal affairs. ecns.cn A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Tuesday urged the United States and Japan to abide by the one-China principle and stop interfering in China's internal affairs.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). On top of green buildings world. ecns.cn For the fifth consecutive year, China ranked top on the annual list of Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED, outside the United States, in 2020, marking its progress in meeting its carbon neutrality goal by 2060.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). China to announce name of its first Mars rover. ecns.cn China will announce the name of its first Mars rover on the Space Day of China, which falls on April 24, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Hurun Report chairman: China leads in livestream shopping. ecns.cn Rupert Hoogewerf, Hurun Report chairman and chief researcher, said Tuesday on the sideline of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2021 that China's livestream shopping is a new trend.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). 'Forced labor' label belongs to U.S.: Chinese FM spokesperson. ecns.cn The United States has repeatedly smeared China by fabricating claims of "forced labor" in Xinjiang, but facts show that the label of "forced labor" belongs to the United States itself, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). China expects to deepen int'l cooperation in poverty reduction. ecns.cn China has long maintained close cooperation with the international community in poverty alleviation and rural development, and expects to deepen such cooperation, Wang Zhengpu, head of the national administration for rural vitalization, said on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). China builds world's largest 5G network. ecns.cn China has preliminarily built the world's largest 5G network, with 260 million 5G mobile connections, said Liu Liehong, vice-minister of industry and information technology."ÄÄ"ÄÄMore content to follow. Please refresh the page later.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). China's loan prime rates remain unchanged. ecns.cn China's one-year loan prime rate (LPR), a market-based benchmark lending rate, came in at 3.85 percent on Tuesday, unchanged from the previous month.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Mega hydropower project in SW China will be fully operational in July. ecns.cn The last four electricity-generation units of the Wudongde Hydropower Station have entered the final assembly stage and are scheduled to be fully operational by July 1.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Xi, Putin congratulate 9th meeting of China-Russia dialogue mechanism between ruling parties. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday respectively sent congratulatory letters to the ninth meeting of the dialogue mechanism between the ruling parties of China and Russia, held via video link.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Chinese envoy to UN encourages more people to use Chinese language. ecns.cn A Chinese envoy on Monday encouraged more people to use the Chinese language as a means of knowing more about China and the United Nations (UN).

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Overseas Chinese CEOs attend Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference. ecns.cn A session titled "Overseas Chinese CEO and Think Tank Roundtable" is held during the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2021 in Boao, south China's Hainan Province on April 19, 2021.

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-20). Following US, EU to Boost Presence in Indo-Pacific to Counter China. news.antiwar.com The European Union is following the US and looking to EU foreign ministers released a statement on the strategy. Borrowing language from the US, the ministers said the EU should "reinforce its strategic focus, presence and actions in the Indo-Pacific … based on the promotion of democracy, rule of law, human rights and intern…

Susan Price (2021-04-20). United States: Biden announces 'America is back', pressures Europe on China, Russia. greenleft.org.au President Biden is attempting to shore up the US' role as an international leader through multilateral agreements, with the expectation that Europe will fall in behind Washington, writes Barry Sheppard.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Young entrepreneur from HK develops environment-friendly packing box. ecns.cn Wang Baidong from Hong Kong, founder of a Huizhou-based startup, has developed an environment-friendly packing box along with his research team.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Mainland-Hong Kong-Macao joint ventures strike gold in Greater Bay Area. ecns.cn It takes just 3 patacas (about 38 U.S. cents) and half an hour for Macao resident and apprentice lawyer Cheung Sze-yuen to travel to work in Zhuhai, a city in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).

UCAN (2021-04-20). Indonesia: Muslims Demand Christian YouTuber's Arrest. eurasiareview.com By Konradus Epa | Islamic organizations in Indonesia have demanded authorities charge and seek the extradition of an exiled Christian YouTuber for blasphemy over posts uploaded on his YouTube channel. | They say Jozeph Paul Zhang, 40, offended Muslims by insulting the Prophet Muhammad and criticizing the holy month of Ramadan in a video uploaded on April 15. | In the video, Zhang, who reportedly fled to Hong Kong in 2018 because he feared arrest for his anti-Islamic views, took aim at Muslims for fasting during Ramadan and claimed he was the 26th prophet. | Muslims revere Muhammad as the 25th and last prophet.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Hainan sells 94.8 billion yuan in duty-free commodities over last 10 years. ecns.cn A total of 94.8 billion yuan ($14.53 billion) worth of duty-free shopping volume was recorded as of the first quarter of 2021 in Hainan since the duty-free policies were put into effect in the southern province in 2011.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Special tourist train arrives in Kashgar of Xinjiang. ecns.cn A train carrying 818 tourists arrived in Kashgar at 8 p.m. on April 19, the first special train for local tourism this year.

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