Daily Archives: July 30, 2021

2021-07-30: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-07-30). 'You're Counting it Wrong': Readers Blast New York Times for Putting US at top of Olympic Medal Rankings. orinocotribune.com The New York Times claims the US is leading in the Tokyo Olympics, deliberately using the total medals won as its methodology. Numerous readers quickly pointed out that gold medals matter more, both officially and traditionally. | On the fifth day of the 2020 Olympics, the US paper of record showed a chart captioned "here's where the medal count stands now," showing the US in first place with a total of 30, ahead of China with 27 and Japan with 22. | It's Day 5 of

Dongsheng News (2021-07-30). News on China | No. 61. dissidentvoice.org China is looking out for delivery workers, people hit by weather disasters, and students.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-07-30). Is the US Heading for the Exit? counterpunch.org It was all so long ago, in a world seemingly without challengers. Do you even remember when we Americans lived on a planet with a recumbent Russia, a barely rising China, and no obvious foes except what later came to be known as an "axis of evil," three countries then incapable of endangering this one?

oneworld.press (2021-07-30). Chinese President Xi Is The Pride Of The Communist Party Of China. oneworld.press Everything that President Xi has done so far has been with China's sovereign interests in mind, which in turn elevated its role in the international system and thereafter enabled it to advance its vision of creating a community of common destiny for mankind through BRI in order to restore peace, justice, and equality to International Relations.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-07-30). Blinken's Single-point Agenda in Delhi — China. asia-pacificresearch.com

Anonymous103 (2021-07-30). Mask Mandates Return For Federal Staff In U.S. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageWill lockdowns be far behind? | Written by William Stroock, observer, author of military fiction. | As this observer predicted last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) wants Americans to mask up again. The CDC recommends that people in areas with high Delta Variant infections wear masks, even if they're already vaccinated. Said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC: 'in rare occasions…

Eve Ottenberg (2021-07-30). Slamming China Won't Save Fossil Capitalism From Itself. counterpunch.org Only the mentally impaired now doubt the reality of climate change. Only the ideologically blind question that human burning of fossil fuels has caused it. In just a few weeks, we had once-in-millennium floods in Germany and Belgium, a once-in-a-millennium heat wave in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Fires. Melting Arctic ice and permafrost. Mudslides in India. Floods in the New York City subway. Record floods in China, with a year's worth of rain falling in a single day in Zhengzhou.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Comicomment: Is mute Fort Detrick 'innocent'?>. ecns.cn It is not up to the U.S. itself to decide whether the Fort Detrick laboratory is "clean."

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-07-29). Mexico president blasts 'inhumane' US sanctions against Cuba. en.mehrnews.com Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has scoffed at the notion that Mexico should honor a US-imposed embargo on Cuba, as his country sends aid to the island in defiance of Washington's suffocating economic bans.

Brian Berletic (2021-07-29). US Fingerprints on Terrorism Aimed at China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. asia-pacificresearch.com

Staff (2021-07-29). 'Biggest destroyer of peace': China lashes out after US Navy warship sails through Taiwan Strait for SEVENTH time under Biden. rt.com A US Navy guided missile destroyer has crossed the Taiwan Strait in the South China Sea, making it the seventh such trip by an American warship this year, and prompting China to accuse the US of trying provoke its military. | The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Benfold sailed northwards through the strait on Wednesday, the US Navy said in a statement. The maneuver was confirmed by Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense on Thursday, with officials saying the military used joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance tools to monitor movements at sea and in the air around Taiwan, accordin…

The Socialist Program (2021-07-29). China's Foreign Policy Part 7, 2011-2021: US "Pivots to Asia" and Xi Jinping Takes the Reins. liberationnews.org During the Obama administration, US imperialism adopts the "Pivot to Asia" strategy and makes China its top target. At the same time, Xi Jinping becomes China's president and navigates China's rise.

ecns.cn (2021-07-29). Any form of U.S. military contact with China's Taiwan opposed. ecns.cn A State Council Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson on Thursday voiced firm opposition to any form of military contact between the United States and China's Taiwan region.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). China-U.S. relationship at 'new critical juncture': new Chinese ambassador. ecns.cn China's new Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang on Wednesday said the China-U.S. relationship "has once again come to a new critical juncture, facing not only many difficulties and challenges but also great opportunities and potentials."

Pepe Escobar (2021-07-29). The Taliban go to Tianjin. thealtworld.com China and Russia will be key to solving an ancient geopolitical riddle: how to pacify the 'graveyard of empires' | So this is the way the Regardless, after two decades of death and destruction and untold trillions of dollars, we're faced not with a bang — and not with a whimper, either — but rather with a pic of the Taliban in Tianjin, a nine-man delegation led by top political commissioner Mullah Abdul Ghani…

teleSUR (2021-07-29). India & China at Odds over Taliban, Afghanistan Peace Process. telesurenglish.net India, a close defense and development partner of Afghanistan's government, has called for an "Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled" peace process. With the withdrawal of U.S and NATO troops approaching, and the Taliban´s increasingly wider foothold on large swaths of the insurgency-ravaged country, the stakes are high for both India and China.

Anthony Cartalucci (2021-07-29). How the US is Using Terrorism to Stop China's Belt & Road Initiative in Pakistan. thealtworld.com Following a deadly April 2021 bombing targeting but missing China's ambassador to Pakistan, an attack has been carried out on a bus carrying Chinese engineers working on infrastructure projects in Pakistan. | This unfolds as the US continues to escalate tensions with China and after decades of the US providing semi-clandestine support to Baluchistan-based separatists for the expressed purpose of driving out Chinese interests from Pakistan.

teleSUR (2021-07-29). Russia and China To Hold Joint Military Exercises in August. telesurenglish.net "A total of 10,000 troops will take part in the joint maneuvers," the Russian Defense Ministry said, according to the Interfax news agency. | It added that these are the Xibu (Interaction) 2021 maneuvers, which will be held on Chinese territory and in which uniformed personnel from the Eastern Military District will take part on the Russian side. | RELATED: | The exercises will be held at the Qingtongxia ground troops range of…

teleSUR (2021-07-29). Chinese Athletes Shatter World Record in 4×200 Freestyle Relay. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, China broke world record to win women's 4x200m freestyle relay at Tokyo 2020. The Chinese team clocked seven minutes and 40.33 seconds, 1.17 faster than the previous record of 7: 41.50 held by the Australians. | RELATED: | The United States finished second in 7: 40.73, thanks to a fast 200m from six-time Olympic gold medalist Kathleen Ledecky. The Aussies took the bronze in 7: 41.29. | Yang Junxuan set an early lead for China and…

teleSUR (2021-07-29). Globalink | A Visit to Flood-Hit Village in East China's Anhui. telesurenglish.net Typhoon In-Fa has left a large swath of land inundated in its path. Follow us to a village in central China's Anhui Province to find out how local people's lives have been impacted.

Staff (2021-07-29). EU issues travel warning after Greece's south Aegean islands report spike in Covid infections. rt.com The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has warned against travel to Greece's south Aegean islands, updating the area to dark red after a spike in coronavirus cases was reported by officials. | Greece has drawn visitors to the 13 islands, including Mykonos and Santorini, by promoting them as 'Covid-free' destinations but the updated The ECDC's travel map is a f…

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Columnist calls for depoliticizing COVID-19 origin-tracing. ecns.cn A Tanzanian columnist has called for depoliticizing COVID-19, saying politics should not in any way influence scientific inquiry into the origins of the novel coronavirus.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Politicizing COVID-19 fight is perilous, says S. African official. ecns.cn As the rest of the world tries to fight the COVID-19 pandemic with science, some in the United States have chosen to politicize COVID-19, Anwar Adams, a councillor in the City of Cape Town has said.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Geo-political rivalry blocks global coronavirus cooperation, says Bangladeshi official. ecns.cn A senior Bangladeshi official has said that labelling COVID-19 as a Chinese virus is "very unfortunate" and that geo-political rivalry is "engulfing" global efforts to fight the pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Science should prevail in origin-tracing of COVID-19, say Nepali experts. ecns.cn Efforts to probe the origin of COVID-19 could be hamstrung by the politicization of the issue, with a conspiracy theory about lab leaks taking precedence over a scientific conclusion.

Staff (2021-07-29). Russia rejects Dutch court ruling to hand $5 BILLION of taxpayers' cash to ex-oligarchs over collapse of Yukos oil & gas empire. rt.com Officials in Moscow have vowed to vigorously appeal a judicial ruling in an international arbitration court that would bind Russia to hand over billions of dollars to the former shareholders of the collapsed Yukos energy giant. | The office of the country's Prosecutor General said on Thursday that it does not acknowledge the validity of the decision, by the International Arbitration Court in The Hague. Authorities said that Russia would "appeal the decision without fail," questioning both the basis of the judges' jurisdiction and the claims themselves. | Earlier that day, representatives of the shareholders wh…

Staff (2021-07-29). Priest gagged for saying Canada residential-school victims lied about abuse for 'extra money' & joke about SHOOTING church vandals. rt.com A Catholic priest has been barred from speaking publicly by a Canadian archdiocese, after accusing residential-school survivors of lying about sexual abuse to get more money, and of speaking about wanting to shoot church vandals. | The inflammatory statements, made over a number of weeks by Father Rhéal Forest at St. Emile Roman Catholic Church in Winnipeg, were even shared on the church's Facebook page, but have since been taken down. | During a mass on July 10, Forest said the survivors lied about being sexually abused in a ploy to receive more money in the settlement process with the federal governme…

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). UN envoy: 'Political manipulation' won't defeat pandemic. ecns.cn A Chinese envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday rejected "false information" from the United States on the coronavirus' origin, saying that "political manipulation is unpopular, cannot defeat the pandemic and is doomed to failure".

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Tiktok vows to strengthen data security. ecns.cn As part of efforts to strengthen its global data security, the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok has opened its first regional Fusion Centre in Dublin, Ireland, to detect and respond to critical incidents in real-time.

Staff (2021-07-29). 'We're proud Jews': Ben & Jerry's co-founders say there's nothing 'anti-Semitic' about ice cream embargo of Israeli settlements. rt.com Ben & Jerry's co-founders have pushed back against claims of anti-Semitism following the company's decision to stop offering its ice cream products in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, noting that they themselves are Jews. | Writing in the New York Times, Bennett Cohen and Jerry Greenfield said they were "proud Jews" who view Israel's occupation of the West Bank as a barrier to peace. | "It's possible to support Israel and oppose some of its policies, just as we've opposed policies of the US government. As such, we unequivocally support the decision of the company to end business in the occupied territ…

Pablo Navarrete (2021-07-29). Taking action for Palestine. thecanary.co
| Video transcript | What kind of democracy do we live in when 1 million people go out to oppose a war, and they still go and kill innocent civilians? Enough…

Staff (2021-07-29). Cuba no está sola a pesar de la política genocida de los vecinos del norte, afirman cubanos residentes en el exterior. cubadebate.cu Los cubanos, pueblo noble, culto y valiente, llamamos a la Paz, siendo consecuentes con nuestros orígenes. Sólo corresponderá a sus ciudadanos dilucidar y resolver los problemas de la Nación, en un clima de armonía y libertad, de dignidad y justicia, de trabajo y creación, inclusivo y participativo, al que todos podemos contribuir con respeto y compromiso con el futuro.

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-07-29). Julio Mayora Rewards Venezuela a Silver Medal in Weightlifting at Tokyo Olympics — Dedicates to Hugo Chávez (Videos). orinocotribune.com Caracas, July 28, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com)—This Wednesday, July 28, Venezuelan sportsperson Julio Rubén Mayora Pernía won a silver medal in weightlifting in the 73 kg category. This is the first medal for Venezuela at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Julio Mayora is the second Venezuelan to win a medal in weightlifting; the first was Israel Rubio in Athens 2004. | Mayora Pernía, 26, who comes from the Santa Eduviges neighborhood of Catia La Mar in La Guaira state, lifted 346 kg in total (156 kg in snatch and 190 kg in clean and jerk). The gold medal went to Shi Zhiyong of the People's Republic of China, who lifted…

Gareth Porter (2021-07-29). How Washington's Top Taiwan Specialist Embraced Separatist Party Leader and Opened New Cross-Strait Crisis. anti-empire.com Why did the top think tank Taiwan specialist ignore a longstanding U.S. policy that blocked any move by the Taiwanese leader that might have disrupted the political basis for China-Taiwan cooperation? And why did he give a free pass to the leader of Taiwan's separatist party? | An investigation into that turnabout by Richard C. Bush of the Brooking Institution reveals a previously unknown story of an Obama administration policy shift away from one of the bedrock principles that guided US policy toward Taiwan. | The historic understanding between the United States and China over the status of Taiwan initiated by P…

Rick Rozoff (2021-07-29). Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan axis: last year Karabakh, this year…. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Afghanistan, Kashmir, the Russian North Caucasus (Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia) and Crimea, Cyprus, Greek islands in the Aegean, perhaps someday China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. President Ilham Aliyev receives delegation led by Speaker of Pakistan's National Assembly Congratulating the President on the Victory in the 44-day Patriotic War, the Speaker of the National Assembly [of Pakistan] …

WSWS (2021-07-29). Biden promotes economic nationalism and union-management collaboration at Mack-Volvo plant in Pennsylvania. wsws.org In remarks, Biden touted economic nationalism and competition against China as well as the corporate solidarity between workers and the corporation.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-07-29). Guatemala Protests Call for Resignation of President Giammattei & Corrupt AG. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun NewsAncestral authorities of the Maya Poqoman de Santa Cruz people and municipality of Chinautla demand the resignation of Consuelo Porras and President Alejandro Giammettei. July 29, 2021. Photo: Comité de Unidad Campesina (CUC) Protests and road blockades are being held on roads and highways across Guatemala to demand the resignation of neoliberal President Alejandro…

Staff (2021-07-29). Israel to offer Covid booster shot for over-60s, PM Bennett says amid vaccine efficacy worries. rt.com Israel is set to roll out a scheme to give a third Covid jab to people aged over 60, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has announced, in a bid to increase protection amid fears vaccine efficacy diminishes over time. | The Health Ministry

sputniknews (2021-07-29). US Jobless Hits 400,000 Mark Second Week in Row Amid COVID-19 Challenges – Labor Dept. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – US jobless claims stood at 400,000 and above for a second week in a row, according to Labor Department data on Thursday that suggested a continued challenge for the labor market recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). UNICEF, Sinovac agree to supply more COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries. ecns.cn The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has recently signed an agreement with the Chinese firm Sinovac to supply developing countries with more COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX mechanism.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). COVAX begins offering Sinovac jabs from Aug. ecns.cn The COVAX vaccine equity scheme is on course to begin deliveries in the developing world of COVID-19 vaccines from Sinovac from August.

ecns.cn (2021-07-28). Inhaled vaccine shows signs of promise. ecns.cn A two-dose inhaled COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese researchers appears to be safe and capable of eliciting strong immune responses comparable to those of its one-dose injected counterpart.

teleSUR, lfl, SH (2021-07-29). Más de la mitad de los mexicanos confían en el presidente AMLO. telesurtv.net El secretario de la Función Pública de México informó que desde 2019, la confianza en el presidente se ha incrementado de un 25 a 51 por ciento.

teleSUR, him, JL (2021-07-29). Declaran emergencia ante intentos de desestabilización en Bolivia. telesurtv.net Huarachi declaró la emergencia ante el nulo reconocimiento de la oposición boliviana del dictamen pericial sobre el proceso electoral de 2019.

sputniknews (2021-07-29). Capitol Police to Arrest House Staffers, Visitors Not Wearing Masks After CDC Policy Reversal. sputniknews.com The new guidelines from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) come as the number of new coronavirus cases per day grows in the US, with the highly contagious Delta variant making up the majority of new infections.

sputniknews (2021-07-29). Pentagon's Use of Private Security Contractors Requires Better Oversight – GAO. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, (Sputnik) – The US Department of Defense using private security contractors requires better oversight to ensure they operate within international law, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report on Thursday.

sputniknews (2021-07-29). Worst Riots Since 90s: How Zuma's Arrest Divided South Africa. sputniknews.com Last week, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa claimed that the instigators of the violence which recently hit the country had been identified and that the government was "going after them".

sputniknews (2021-07-29). Biden Forgets to Name Third Reason Why He Ran for Presidency, Claims He 'Drove' 18-Wheeler Once. sputniknews.com The Democratic president is well known for his frequent gaffes, especially during off-the-cuff speeches, prompting his political rivals to raise questions about his mental capability to hold the nation's highest post.

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