Daily Archives: April 28, 2021

2021-04-28: News Headlines

Karl Grossman (2021-04-28). The Russia/China Space Weaponization Treaty. counterpunch.org "Let's be clear: Deploying weapons in space crosses a threshold that cannot be walked back," stated retired U.S. Army Colonel John Fairlamb in a piece in the The Hill, the Washington, D.C. news website. Fairlamb knows the weaponization of space issue. His background includes being International Affairs Specialist for the Army Space and Missile Defense

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). 46 Taiwan residents sentenced for telecom fraud in Beijing court. ecns.cn A Beijing court handed down sentences to 46 Taiwan residents who were extradited from Spain for involvement in telecom fraud, Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said at a news conference on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Decision on China jabs due soon. ecns.cn The World Health Organization will soon decide whether to give emergency approval for China's two main COVID-19 vaccines, WHO Assistant Director-General Mariangela Batista Galvao Simao has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Over 235 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China. ecns.cn Nearly 235.98 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Tuesday, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). Serbian president receives 2nd dose of Sinopharm vaccine. ecns.cn Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday received the second dose of the Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine here in southeastern Serbia and expressed gratitude to China and the Chinese people for "enormous support and help."

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Drones stage light show to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC. ecns.cn Drones stage a light show in Chongqing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, April 27, 2021.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China strengthens solidarity with its neighbors in fight against COVID-19. ecns.cn Foreign ministers from China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh held a meeting on coping with COVID-19 on Tuesday via video link.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Hong Kong legislature approves gov't annual budget. ecns.cn Hong Kong's legislature on Wednesday passed the 2021-22 budget proposed by the government that features about 120 billion Hong Kong dollars (15.46 billion U.S. dollars) of counter-cyclical measures aimed at reviving the economy amid COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Hong Kong reports 7 new COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn Hong Kong's daily infections of COVID-19 remained single-digit growth on Wednesday, adding to signs that the virus spread has been largely curbed.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Cambodia expects China, RCEP to help boost economic recovery. ecns.cn Amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia's economy in 2020 registered its slowest growth since 1994. However, the country's growth is projected to rebound 3.5 percent this year, thanks to its newly-signed bilateral free trade agreement with China and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). China pledges to deepen anti-pandemic cooperation with South Asian countries. ecns.cn Foreign ministers of China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Tuesday agreed to deepen cooperation as South Asian countries are facing a new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

FPIF (2021-04-28). Afghanistan's Green Future? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By John Feffer* | Everyone has a different Doomsday scenario for Afghanistan once U.S. and NATO troops withdraw by September 11. | The Taliban will take over and reimpose their repressive social agenda. Al-Qaeda will multiply rapidly and again become a global threat. Rival warlords will split apart the country. Another wave of Afghan refugees will overwhelm Europe. | And then there's the scenario in which China basically takes over the country, or at least the most sought-after parts of the country: the resources that lie beneath Afghan soil. | "Afghanistan is one of the richest mining regions in the world, ho…

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). U.S.-funded Uyghur separatists trained as gun-toting foot soldiers: media. ecns.cn Behind a carefully constructed image as a peaceful movement, a Washington D.C.-based anti-China Uyghur separatist group operated a militia-style gun club that trains with ex-U.S. special forces, an independent news website, The Grayzone, has reported.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China expected to see 8.1% GDP growth in 2021. ecns.cn As the ongoing pandemic-related restrictions in many regions of the world will continually fuel demand for consumer goods, China's merchandise exports are expected to outperform imports in 2021.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China vows to promote Sino-German relations to higher level. ecns.cn Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that China stands ready to work with Germany to keep the overall direction of bilateral relations featuring dialogue and cooperation and promote Sino-German relationship to a higher level.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Heavy floods forecast in major river basins. ecns.cn China is expected to experience heavy flooding in some of its major river basins during flood season as this year's climate conditions are worse than normal, the China Meteorological Administration said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China to launch space station core module. ecns.cn China plans to launch the core module of its space station at around 11: 00 a.m. Thursday, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Chinese actress investigated for tax, pay violations. ecns.cn China's taxation and broadcasting watchdogs said Wednesday that they are investigating allegations against Chinese actress Zheng Shuang concerning tax evasion, sky-high remuneration and contract fraud.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Sri Lanka, China vow to enhance pragmatic cooperation in all sectors. ecns.cn Sri Lanka and China vowed here Wednesday to enhance pragmatic cooperation in all sectors between the two countries including the military.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). 2 killed, 16 injured in south China kindergarten stabbing. ecns.cn Two people were killed and 16 others injured in a knife-stabbing incident in Beiliu City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on Wednesday afternoon, local authorities said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China's anti-graft chief stresses promoting high-quality disciplinary inspection. ecns.cn China's top anti-graft official Wednesday stressed promoting high-quality disciplinary inspection with full coverage.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China, EU ties poised for growth. ecns.cn But the EU should also improve the investment environment for foreign investors by easing curbs and providing national treatment to investors from other countries, said a survey report published by the institute.

Danny Haiphong (2021-04-28). The China-Africa Relationship in the 21st Century. globalresearch.ca "US corporate media have called China a 'new colonizer' in Africa …

WSWS (2021-04-28). Watch: IYSSE (Australia) meeting opposes US war drive against China. wsws.org One young worker commented: "The meeting made me understand more about the need for internationalism, and for workers to cooperate against the drive to war."

sputniknews (2021-04-28). 16 Kids, 2 Teachers Reportedly Injured as Knifeman Attacks Kindergarten in Beiliu, China. sputniknews.com Chinese media say the suspect has been arrested, while the injured have been taken to hospital.

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-28). US Warship Shadows Chinese Aircraft Carrier Strike Group. news.antiwar.com Satellite images According to a report from Newsweek, the Chinese carrier Liaoning five other People's Liberation Army (PLA) vessels were returning to the East China Sea from a deployment in the South China Sea. The image appears to show a US Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, a type of US Navy vessel that is frequently sailing in the region. | The satellite images s…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-28). Navy SEALs Shifting Focus Away From Counterterrorism to Face Russia and China. news.antiwar.com The US Navy SEALs are undergoing a major overhaul. The special operations forces are following the rest of the US military and shifting focus away from counterterrorism in the Middle East to face China and Russia. As part of the transition, the SEALs are reducing the number of platoons it has by 30 percent so …

Staff (2021-04-28). Important issue in reviving JCPOA is sense of justice: China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) — Chinese Envoy to the Vienna-based International Organizations said that the first and important issue in revival of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is 'sense of justice'.

Staff (2021-04-28). Knifeman attacks kindergarten in China. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) — As reported on Wed., 16 Kids and two teachers have been injured after a knifeman attacked a kindergarten in China.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China says 'independence forces' the root cause for strained cross-strait ties. ecns.cn The root causes for the destabilized relations between the Chinese mainland and the Taiwan region are attempts by Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority and "independence forces" seeking so-called "Taiwan Independence".

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). West's allegations over human rights in China's Xinjiang hypocritical: Brazilian scholar. ecns.cn The West's well-orchestrated allegations of "forced labor" and "genocide" in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are glaringly hypocritical and clearly aim to obscure an ulterior motive, a Brazilian scholar has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Japan approves RCEP agreement. ecns.cn Japan's parliament on Wednesday approved the world's largest free trade deal, signed by 15 Asia-Pacific countries including China and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)..

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). West's allegations over human rights in China's Xinjiang hypocritical: Brazilian scholar. ecns.cn The West's well-orchestrated allegations of "forced labor" and "genocide" in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are glaringly hypocritical and clearly aim to obscure an ulterior motive, a Brazilian scholar has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Chinese photographer wins top world food award. ecns.cn China's reputation as an international leader in the world of photography has grown even bigger after Li Huaifeng was crowned overall winner of the prestigious Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition for 2021 in London on Tuesday night.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). AI robot incarnates talented ancient poetess. ecns.cn A newly developed educational robot was incarnated as Li Qingzhao, an ancient Chinese poetess and essayist, at the 4th Digital China Summit held in Fuzhou, Fujian Province.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Brazil's former president Temer says China ties of 'fundamental importance'. ecns.cn The relationship between Brazil and China is of "fundamental importance" for the South American country, and all-round cooperation between the two countries is progressing steadily with vast potentials, former Brazilian President Michel Temer has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). PetroChina takes steps to ensure gas supply. ecns.cn China National Petroleum Corp, the country's largest oil and gas producer by annual output, said the company will have more than 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas injected in its gas storage tanks by 2021 to ensure sufficient supply.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China emerges as global trade titan: UN agency. ecns.cn China has what could be one of the most unprecedented stories of economic development in recent history, UN agency UNCTAD said on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). WTO chief says targeting China in trade reforms "will not work" ecns.cn China will be more willing to participate in global trade reforms if it does not feel being targeted by other countries, said the World Trade Organization(WTO) chief.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China urges full disclosure on Japan's nuclear wastewater dumping. ecns.cn China has urged timely and comprehensive disclosure of relevant information, before Japan takes action to dump nuclear wastewater into the ocean, to dispel stakeholders and the international community's concerns.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Regions register rapid economic rebound in Q1. ecns.cn China's economic recovery is on a solid track across the nation as almost all regions have registered double-digit economic growth on a yearly basis in the first quarter of the year, officials and experts said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Digital donors new 'protectors' of Mogao Grottoes. ecns.cn Crowdfunding is playing a greater role in protecting the Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site in northwest China's Gansu Province.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China, 40 plus countries launch Group of Friends on Safety and Security of UN Peacekeepers. ecns.cn The Group of Friends on the Safety and Security of United Nations Peacekeepers was launched here on Tuesday, under the joint initiative of China, Brazil, Indonesia and Rwanda.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). UN envoy calls for securing civilian infrastructure. ecns.cn China's permanent representative to the United Nations on Tuesday called on the international community to support conditions that promote civilian infrastructure.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China Brand Day events to kick off in May to boost consumption. ecns.cn The 2021 China Brand Day events will be held from May 10 to 12 as the country seeks to boost domestic brands and spur consumption.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China helps start UN peacekeeper support group. ecns.cn A group to support United Nations peacekeepers was launched on Tuesday under the initiative of China, Brazil, Indonesia and Rwanda.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-28). The State Of China's Climate In 2020: Warmer And Wetter Again. eurasiareview.com The National Climate Center (NCC) of China has just completed a report that gives an authoritative assessment of China's climate in 2020. It provides a summary of China's climate as well as the major weather and climate events that took place throughout the year. This is the third consecutive year that the NCC has published an annual national climate statement in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters (AOSL). | "Against the background of global warming, extreme weather and climate events occur more frequently and have wide influence on society and economies. Last year, floods, droughts, typhoons, low-temperat…

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China urges Japan to revoke wastewater dump decision and apologize. ecns.cn China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Wednesday called on the Japanese government to revoke its decision to dump nuclear polluted water into the ocean and apologize, in response to a question regarding a tweet he posted on Monday.

_____ (2021-04-28). Lavrov Calls Out Perfidious Albion in EU Diplomat Spat. strategic-culture.org The British establishment likes to boast that they "punch above their weight" in terms of influence beyond their territorial size. It's not hard to see how they manage such a feat. It's called duplicity, intrigue, lies, and dividing and ruling. | Britain is fomenting a diplomatic crisis between the European Union and Russia, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Evidence and precedent indicate Lavrov has his sight well-trained. | The British establishment's notorious ability for machination and intrigue — hence the ancient moniker Perfidious Albion — can be seen as stirring the escalati…

_____ (2021-04-28). Vienna Shadow Play Hangs Over Iran Nuke Deal. strategic-culture.org Few people, apart from specialists, may have heard of the JCPOA Joint Commission. That's the group in charge of a Sisyphean task: the attempt to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal through a series of negotiations in Vienna. | The Iranian negotiating team was back in Vienna yesterday, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi. Shadowplay starts with the fact the Iranians negotiate with the other members of the P+1 — Russia, China, France, UK and Germany — but not directly with the US. | That's quite something: after all, it was the Trump administration that blew up the JCPOA. There is an A…

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