2021-05-29: Social Media Postees

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Chinese paper calls for probe of U.S.' Fort Detrick biolab amid Wuhan Lab COVID-19 origins fracas
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-29
Chinese scientists sequenced the genome of SARS-CoV-2 in early January 2020 and by March of that year had "irrefutably" concluded the virus was not of human design. Since then, the goalposts have shifted repeatedly in an attempt to keep laboratory escape a viable theory, despite no evidence to support the continued supposition. | May 29, 2021…

The Wuhan lab conspiracy theory: American capitalism's "big lie"
wsws.org | 2021-05-29
In defiance of overwhelming scientific evidence, the US media and political establishment are attempting to convince the public that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese laboratory.

South Korea records hundreds of new COVID-19 cases a day
wsws.org | 2021-05-29
Seoul and Washington are also exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to deepen their alliance against China.

After inner Mongolia Bitcoin ban, Sichuan mulls mining shutdown
mronline.org | 2021-05-29
Will the province, rich in hydropower, change its welcoming stance toward cryptocurrencies? | May 29, 2021 | Newswire…

US civil society stands up against anti-China bill as Senate moves closer to passing it
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-29
A bipartisan vote closed debate on the omnibus US Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), which many argue includes provisions that could escalate trade disputes between the US and China and could further rising anti-Asian racism…

Biden budget plan calls for record military spending directed against China
wsws.org | 2021-05-29
The Pentagon budget is a stark warning to the American and international working class. US imperialism is seeking to extricate itself from its intractable global and domestic contradictions by preparing for military conflict against what it deems to be its most dangerous rival.

Protests continue across Colombia amid increasing police brutality and other stories
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-28
In today's episode of the Daily Round-up, we take a look at the National Strike in Colombia as it reaches one month and the rising reports of police violence, the establishment of a permanent commission of Inquiry by the UN to investigate human rights violations in Gaza, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel, the United States Innovation and Competition Act currently in the US Senate and its targeting of China, and the countrywide day of resistance observed in India to mark 6 months of the ongoing farmers' struggle.

Bizarre propaganda offensive begins against New Zealand
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-05-28
The Five Eyes is an "intelligence alliance" compromising of Canada, the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand that began as a World War 2 tool but for most of its existence been a weapon against socialist states. | Its primary function currently is to compile resources for propaganda attacks on China and supposedly validate a whole range of hyperbolic claims about Beijing. | With the population of New Zealand being only about 2% that of the United States' alone, many would correctly assume that Wellington's contribution to this arrangement isn't substantial. A paper from the small country's government estimated th…

Red Capital, Red Baiting, Yellow Peril
John O'Kane | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-28
For many Americans China has been such a perpetual threat that when Covid arrived it could easily become the "China Virus" even for those who weren't avid Trumpers. China-the-enemy has been secure in our collective minds ever since the 1949 revolution brought communism to power, piling on a menace that the Soviets had already managed…

"Xinjiang in My Eyes": Debunking the Lies and Anti-China Propaganda Focusing on China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-28
This article is …

Estados Unidos y China: Urbanidad e intervencionismo
Julio Yao Villalaz | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-28
Podemos entender que el presidente Bolsonaro irrespetara y atacara al presidente de la República de Corea, Moon Jae-in, al confundirlo con el presidente de la RPD de Corea, Kim Jong-un, y que se burlara del primero llamándole una y otra…

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden to meet in mid-June
wsws.org | 2021-05-28
The summit comes amid high bilateral tensions and ongoing discussions in Washington about the orientation of US foreign policy in light of the growing conflict with China.

Senate clears passage of economic warfare legislation directed at China
wsws.org | 2021-05-28
The bipartisan legislation would spend more than $200 billion to boost US manufacturers of semiconductors and fund research on other strategic goods.

The China-Pakistan Love Affair
L. Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-28
May has been the lovefest month for China and Pakistan. Criticizing legalism, moralism, and sentimentalism of American politics, Hans Morgenthau (1904-1980) argued for a policy based on national interests in foreign affairs. In theory, emotionality is rarely part of any bilateral calculus. However, Pakistan and China have forged a geopolitical romance, frequently reaffirmed in magniloquence…

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