Daily Archives: April 24, 2021

2021-04-24: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 2021 Beijing Half Marathon kicks off. ecns.cn The 2021 Beijing Half Marathon, halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, resumed on Saturday. The Half Marathon covers a total length of 21.0975 km, starting from Tiananmen Square and ending at the National Stadium (Bird's Nest). It is the first time this year that Beijing host a 10,000-person event.

sputniknews (2021-04-24). China's First Mars Rover Named Zhurong After Mythical God of Fire. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – China has officially named the country's first Mars rover Zhurong after the god of fire and war in Chinese mythology, China National Space Administration said on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). China's new recombinant COVID-19 vaccine starts human tests. ecns.cn Sinopharm, the Chinese pharmaceutical giant, has commenced phase-1 and phase-2 clinical trials for its new recombinant vaccine against COVID-19 in central China's Henan Province since Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Tourists challenge cliff bike riding in Chongqing. ecns.cn A cliff bike entertainment has attracted tourists to a scenic area in Chongqing.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Wuhan's tourist industry gains momentum. ecns.cn Wuhan's tourist industry is building momentum after its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Yunnan's Ruili downgrades COVID-19 risk level in seven areas. ecns.cn Ruili, a border city in southwest China's Yunnan Province, has brought down the number of areas classified as high or medium-risk for COVID-19 transmission on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 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.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). Recovered patient tests positive in Heilongjiang. ecns.cn A recovered novel coronavirus patient in Wangkui county, Heilongjiang province, tested positive for the virus on Saturday, local government said on Sunday.

Alan MacLeod (2021-04-24). Tanks and think tanks: How Taiwanese cash is funding the push to war with China. mronline.org Twenty years ago, a group of neoconservative think tanks used their power to push for disastrous wars in the Middle East. Now, a new set of think tanks staffed with many of the same experts and funded by Taiwanese money is working hard to convince Americans that there is a new existential threat: China. | April 24, 2021 | Newswire…

Benjamin Selwyn (2021-04-24). Understanding development in a Global Value Chain World: Comparative Advantage or Monopoly Capital Theory? mronline.org The recent period of globalisation—following the collapse of the Eastern bloc and the integration of China into the world economy—is in essence the period of global value chains (GVCs). | April 24, 2021 | Newswire…

VOA (2021-04-25). China: New Decree Tells Religious Leaders To 'Support The Communist Party'. eurasiareview.com By Yang Ming | The Chinese government is implementing a new decree on May 1‚ÄØthat will require‚ÄØall‚ÄØreligious leaders‚ÄØto "follow the lead of and support the Communist Party." | The decree, " It also requires religious professionals to resist…

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 50 years on, Ping-Pong Diplomacy still elevates China-US ties. ecns.cn World champion Liang Geliang had probably not expected that 50 years after "Ping-Pong Diplomacy" occurred, he and American counterpart Judy Hoarfrost would be able to play a table tennis game over 10,000 kilometers apart.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Hidden agenda behind UK parliamentarians' Xinjiang 'genocide' claim. ecns.cn The United Kingdom's parliament's declaration that China was committing "genocide" against its Uygur people holds no water and is just a smear of China.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). China vows to achieve green goals. ecns.cn Despite severe time constraints, China will make extremely arduous efforts to go carbon neutral before 2060 amid expanding energy demand, a senior climate official said on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Drone show held in Fuzhou to greet 4th Digital China Summit. ecns.cn The summit will run from April 25-26, under the theme of "New Potential for Data and New Journey of Digital China".

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). COMAC completes production, test flight center. ecns.cn The nation's first self-developed production and test flight center for China's commercial aircraft developer – Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) – was completed on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). China Coast Guard vessels patrol Diaoyu Islands. ecns.cn Three China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels conducted a patrol in territorial waters off the Diaoyu Islands on Sunday, according to an online statement by the CCG.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Chinese FM: U.S. yet to find the right way to deal with China. ecns.cn The United States is yet to find the right way to deal with China, with its new administration still holding misunderstandings towards China, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). China aims to launch Chang'e-6 lunar probe around 2024. ecns.cn China aims to launch the Chang'e-6 probe to collect samples in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the far side of the moon around 2024, said a space expert on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Xi attends commissioning of Chinese naval vessels. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), attended the commissioning ceremony of three naval vessels, the Changzheng-18, the Dalian, and the Hainan.

Dan Yaseen (2021-04-24). Speaking Truth to Empire. warisacrime.org Speaking Truth to Empire on KFCF 88.1 FM independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, Dan Yaseen interviews Jeff J. Brown, he is the editor of China Rising Radio Sinoland, producer of China Tech News Flash!, author of The China Trilogy, a co-founder and the curator of the Bioweapon Truth Commission Global Online Library (BWTC-GOL). They will discuss Biden …

WSWS (2021-04-24). Australian government cancels Chinese economic deals. wsws.org The Morrison government tore up two deals previously struck by the Victorian state Labor government under the umbrella of China's infrastructure Belt and Road Initiative.

WSWS (2021-04-24). New Zealand facing demands for sharper anti-China line. wsws.org The New Zealand government has again come under attack for its perceived failure to fully align with US war preparations against China, after Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said NZ was "uncomfortable with expanding the remit" of the US-led Five Eyes intelligence network.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-24). U.S. Central Command downgrades former war on terrorism to confront China, Russia and Iran. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Central Command downgrades former war on terrorism to confront China, Russia and IranRick Rozoff For twenty years U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) has waged the bulk of military operations under the rubric of what Washington formerly named the War on Terror or Global War on Terrorism, including wars in and strikes against Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, …

Dilip Hiro (2021-04-24). Biden's Anti-China Ambitions. thenation.com Biden's Anti-China Ambitions…

Duggan Flanakin (2021-04-24). China's Strange Endorsement Of 'Net Zero' — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The Chinese path to supposed decarbonization starts with a lot more coal: | You have to hand it to Xi Jinping. The Chinese "Xi also urged other nations "to pursue…

RFA (2021-04-24). China Transit Risks Eyed After Suez Canal Jam — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Michael Lelyveld | The six-day blockage of the Suez Canal ended last month without major damage to either the stranded vessel or China's economy, but the shutdown may serve as a warning to the country of its growing energy security risks. | As the world's largest exporter and oil importer, China is vulnerable to transit disruptions at choke points on its vital trade routes. | The grounding of the giant 200,000-metric-ton Ever Given container ship on March 23 made barely a scratch in China's trade and economic growth in the first quarter. | Exports in March rose 30.6 percent and imports jumped 38.1 percent f…

Tony Cartalucci (2021-04-24). US Seeks South China Sea Conflict. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Despite hopes by some that with Joe Biden a new US …

sputniknews (2021-04-24). 'Terminator of Drones': China Unveils New Multipurpose Radar That Can Be Carried by Single Soldier. sputniknews.com Recently, new unmanned aerial vehicles such as drone swarms, kamikaze and AI-powered drones, have shown rapidly increasing widespread use among governments, and large and small military groups. The alarming trend has brought new security challenges as the devices are difficult for air defense systems to accurately identify.

Joseph Gerson (2021-04-24). The New Cold War U.S.-Japanese Summit: Containing China and Reinforcing Hegemony. commondreams.org "The existential truth," writes Joseph Gerson, "is that the U.S. and China are caught in the Thucydides Trap, the historic pattern of inevitable tension between rising and declining powers that have too often climaxed in catastrophic wars." In this informed and crucial read, Gerson argues such conflict and war must be avoided. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/biden_shuga_japan_china.png

Staff (2021-04-24). 8 killed in avalanche in Himalayan state. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — At least eight people were killed and 384 others rescued after an avalanche close to the border with China hit northern India, the army said on Saturday morning.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). '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 (2021-04-24). 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.

Elijah J. Magnier (2021-04-24). Iran Embarrassed Netanyahu and Cornered the West in Vienna. orinocotribune.com By Elijah J Magnier — Apr 18, 2021 | The Islamic Republic proved to be a shark with sharp teeth during its negotiation with the signatories (Russia, China, France, Great Britain and Germany) of the nuclear deal in Vienna, leaving few choices to the negotiators. Iran showed how complex and inflexible its position is with the most powerful county in the world, forbidding the US envoy to join the mediators in the same room because Donald Trump revoked its 2015 nuclear deal agreement. Moreover, Iran used the Israeli sabotage actions against the Natanz nuclear facility as an excuse to hit Israel, the US and all E…

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). 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.

sputniknews (2021-04-24). Trump Hails 'Forensic Audit' of Arizona Vote as Harbinger of Doom for Dems. sputniknews.com Despite conceding power to Democrat Joe Biden on January 20, former president Donald Trump has continued to insist he was the victim of massive ballot fraud in the November 2020 presidential election. Arizona's Republican-controlled state Senate is set to prove or disprove his claim.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). 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.

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.

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…

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…

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