Daily Archives: April 23, 2021

2021-04-23: News Headlines

RFE RL (2021-04-23). A Closer Look At China's Controversial Lending Practices Around The World — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Reid Standish* | ( It has issued massive loans through its flagship foreign policy project, the Belt and Road Initiative. It has inked contracts with governments from Latin America to Africa and Eastern Europe to South Asia. | But despite being the world's largest official creditor, many of the basic facts around Beijing's foreign lending are still unknown. | Crucial details about the terms and conditions of China and its stat…

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Brazil grants permission for clinical trial of new Chinese vaccine. ecns.cn Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has authorized clinical trials of a new COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sichuan Clover Biopharmaceuticals, according to official statement, Reuters reported on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China ready to strengthen vaccine cooperation with Thailand: FM. ecns.cn China is ready to strengthen vaccine cooperation with Thailand and help the Southeast Asian country completely beat the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Tourists challenge cliff bike riding in Chongqing. ecns.cn A cliff bike entertainment has attracted tourists to a scenic area in Chongqing.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China's Wuhan sees GDP up more than half. ecns.cn The central Chinese city of Wuhan, hit hard by the COVID-19 epidemic early last year, notched up about 58.4 percent of GDP growth in the first quarter of 2021.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Guangzhou starts free COVID-19 vaccinations for Taiwan compatriots. ecns.cn Free and voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations for Taiwan compatriots began in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Hong Kong's business sentiment improves amid abating COVID-19: survey. ecns.cn The overall business sentiment improved in Hong Kong alongside the receding COVID-19 pandemic locally, an official survey showed on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China to enhance anti-pandemic cooperation with Brunei, says Chinese FM. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday that China is ready to deepen cooperation with Brunei in fighting COVID-19, support Brunei in carrying out vaccination and help it overcome the pandemic at an early date.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Italian analysts see Boao Forum as increasingly important platform. ecns.cn The 2021 annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) is a strong sign that business in China is returning to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic, Italian analysts said, seeing the event "fundamental" for European entities looking to do business in China.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Global investors confident in China's growth. ecns.cn Chinese equities have become even more attractive to global investors as the nation's robust economic recovery backed by a strong domestic market provides a stable and predictable environment amid COVID-19-related global uncertainties, top asset managers said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China says it's discussing COVID-19 help with India. ecns.cn China on Friday reaffirmed its promise to help India combat COVID-19 and the two sides are currently discussing the matter, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a daily press briefing.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-23). Mixed Sight: New Zealand, the Five Eyes and China. counterpunch.org The Five Eyes arrangement between the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand has always resembled a segregated, clandestine club. Focused on the sharing of intelligence between countries of supposedly like mind, it has shown that even its own citizens cannot be guaranteed protection from the zeal of surveillance. In recent years, the

Anonymous669 (2021-04-23). Scandalous Tape Of Palestinian President Cursing China, Russia, US & All Arab States Leaked Online. southfront.org Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addressing the Arab League in Cairo on Saturday, via APF. | On April 22, a tape of Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine and the leader of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fatah), cursing China, Russia, the US and all Arab states surfaced online. | The tape was reportedly recorded during Fatah Central Committee meeting, which was held on April 19. The source of the leak is yet to be determined. | In the short tape, one of the attendees informs Abbas tha…

Editor2 (2021-04-23). West-Backed Color Revolution a 'Top Threat' to China's National, Political Security. orinocotribune.com By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing — Apr 15, 2021 | The sixth National Security Education Day falls on Thursday, with the Chinese national security agency releasing a series of cases related to the threat against China's political security. Experts on international intelligence and security said under the intensifying China-US competition, foreign hostile forces have increased efforts to target the political security of China rather than merely conducting regular espionage activities. | The law enforcement cases released by relevant national security agencies this year are different from the past, which specifi…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-23). Japanese Militarism Redux: Russian Connection. southfront.org Ronin right and left. "Employed" samurai in middle.Popular TV actors in Edo Period drama | Submitted by Japan fought three wars with Russia in the 20th Century. It won one in 1905, and lost two. It was Russia that drove the Japanese Army from China, in a short, sharp campaign. The Japanese haven't forgotten that. Russia has won respect. The Chinese, by contrast, are still regarded as inferior. | The extreme Japanese rig…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-23). Rules-based interplanetary order: U.S. Space Command takes conflict with China and Russia to the heavens. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Rules-based interplanetary order: U.S. Space Command takes conflict with China and Russia to the heavensRick Rozoff General James Dickinson, commander of U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM), testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on April 21 and laid out the purpose, progress and plans of the Pentagon's latest unified combatant command. SPACECOM in its current avatar …

Robert Hunziker (2021-04-23). If Fukushima's Water is Safe, Then Drink it! counterpunch.org By now, the world knows all about the decision by Japan to dump tritium-laced radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. According to Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, the treated and diluted water will be "safe to drink." Furthermore, he claims the country should have started releasing it into the ocean earlier. (Source: China to

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). 'Photo Exhibition of Western China' opens in ROK. ecns.cn "Colorful China and Charming West — Photo Exhibition of Western China" opened in Seoul on Wednesday. Chinese Ambassador to the ROK Xing Haiming said in the opening ceremony that "Regions in Western China are making great progress in economic, social, national unity and people's livelihood."

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China has made great strides in digital economy: IMF chief. ecns.cn China has made great strides in reshaping its own economy based on technology, and now other emerging markets are getting a push from the same digital engines, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Monday night.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China's space station core module sits on launch pad. ecns.cn The combination will undergo pre-launch function tests and joint tests as planned, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China-Vietnam cross-border freight trains exceed 100. ecns.cn A China-Vietnam cross-border freight train loaded with diesel engines, micro-tillers and auto parts set off on Wednesday from Nanning to Hanoi, capital of Vietnam.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China strongly condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan's Quetta hotel. ecns.cn China strongly condemned the terrorist attack Wednesday night in a hotel in Quetta in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan, the Chinese embassy here said Thursday in a statement.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). World's second largest hydropower station ready for operation. ecns.cn Baihetan Hydropower Station is a 16 GW facility under construction on the Jinsha River, a tributary of the Yangtze River in southwest China. Upon completion, it will be the world's second biggest hydropower station after the Three Gorges Dam.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). 2,700-yr-old cat paw-shaped ornaments a hit on Chinese social media. ecns.cn Four cat paw-shaped gold ornaments, currently on display in a museum in north China's Shanxi Province, have become the latest sensation on Chinese social media.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China will 'overachieve' its goal on carbon emission: Al Gore. ecns.cn Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said on Thursday China will "overachieve" its goal to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China's imperial relics seal sets record auction price at Sotheby's HK. ecns.cn This seal fetched $145,691,000 Hong Kong dollars (about $18 million) in the special section of "Chinese Works of Art" at 2021 Sotheby's Hong Kong Spring Auction on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Shanghai sees China's largest flower event on the way. ecns.cn The 10th China Flower Expo with the theme "China Dream Blooming in Flowers" will be held on Chongming Island in Shanghai on May 21.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China expects ASEAN leaders' special meeting to be conducive to Myanmar situation: Chinese FM. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday exchanged views on the Myanmar situation in telephone conversations with Don Pramudwinai, Thai deputy prime minister and foreign minister, and Erywan bin Pehin Yusof, second minister of foreign affairs of Brunei, the rotating chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Rocket to lift space station core moves to launch tower. ecns.cn The Long March 5B carrier rocket which will launch the core capsule of China's space station was moved on Friday morning to the launch tower at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in the southernmost island province of Hainan.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China's commitments on climate 'hugely significant', says expert. ecns.cn China's pledge to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060 are hugely significant commitments and deserve to be commended, a renowned U.S. expert said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China urges Japan to face oppositions home and abroad over water dump plan. ecns.cn Japan must sincerely face questions and objections from home and abroad over the government's decision to dump polluted nuclear water into the ocean and stop playing dumb on the issue, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China slams British labeling of 'genocide' over its Xinjiang policy. ecns.cn The Chinese Embassy in the United Kingdom (UK) on Friday slammed a motion in the House of Commons claiming a "genocide" in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, saying this was a "flat-out lie" that violates international laws.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China Cotton Association issues industry standards to promote Chinese cotton. ecns.cn The China Cotton Association (CCA) issued on Thursday a set of production standards for China's cotton industry to fill up any gaps and promote the image of Chinese cotton.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China's new mega hydropower station ready for operation. ecns.cn Water storage has reached 716.84 meters high in this hydropower station.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China to further cut coal use in 2021. ecns.cn China aims to reduce the share of coal in its energy mix to less than 56 percent this year, according to a guideline released by the National Energy Administration (NEA).

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Medical insurance to be expanded for family use. ecns.cn China is expanding medical insurance accounts to enable them to be shared among immediate family members rather than reserved for personal use.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China prepares to launch space station core module. ecns.cn The combination of the core module of China's space station, Tianhe, and the Long March-5B Y2 rocket has been transported to the launching area of the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province on Friday.

P. K. Balachandran (2021-04-23). US Government Watchdog On Religious Freedom Moots Targeted Sanctions Against India — Analysis. eurasiareview.com India has been listed as a "country of particular concern" along with China, Myanmar and Pakistan, while Sri Lanka is not on the list : | The latest annual report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has designated India as a "country of particular concern," and has suggested targeted sanctions on individuals and entities responsible for severe violations of religious freedom by freezing those individuals' or entities' assets and/or barring their entry into the United States." | The report covering events in 2020, accuses India of "engaging in and tolerating syste…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-23). China Requires Switch To Zero-Carbon Energy To Achieve More Ambitious Paris Agreement Goal. eurasiareview.com A new multi-model analysis suggests that China will need to reduce its carbon emissions by over 90% and its energy consumption by almost 40%, in order to meet the more ambitious target set by the 2016 Paris Agreement. | The Agreement called for no more than a 1.5 ∞Celsius (C) global temperature rise by 2050. These results provide a clear directive for China to deploy multiple strategies at once for long-term emission mitigation, the authors say. | The findings also highlight the need for more research on the economic consequences of working toward a 1.5 ∞C warming limit, arguing that current studie…

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Hong Kong police hold anti-terrorism drill at airport. ecns.cn The Hong Kong police held a counter-terrorism exercise in the small hours Friday at the Hong Kong International Airport to improve response to emergencies such as the discovery of suspicious objects and terrorists taking hostages.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Commissioner's office of Chinese foreign ministry in HKSAR firmly opposes interference under pretext of press freedom. ecns.cn The Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Friday expressed firm opposition against the unwarranted remarks by the Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) in Hong Kong and other external forces about a court ruling in Hong Kong.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Shanghai bets on carbon finance. ecns.cn Shanghai will actively explore more carbon finance products, position the city as a global center for carbon financing, and look to peak carbon emissions by 2025, officials said on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Wetland park in Inner Mongolia records group activities of lynxes. ecns.cn A video footage from the Kaluben National Wetland Park in Inner Mongolia has recorded the group activities of lynxes for the first time.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Chinese embassy condemns British motion related to Xinjiang. ecns.cn The Chinese side expresses its strong condemnation of a motion related to Xinjiang passed by the British House of Commons, a spokesperson for the Chinese embassy in Britain said Thursday.

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