2021-10-06: News Headlines

Staff (2021-10-06). Headlines for October 6, 2021. democracynow.org Whistleblower Tells Lawmakers to Regulate Facebook Before It Causes More Harm, Schumer Sets Up Debt Limit Vote Amid Ongoing GOP Obstructionism, Voters Confront AZ Sen. Kyrsten Sinema over Reconciliation Bill as She Heads Back to D.C., Missouri Executes Man with Intellectual Disability Despite High-Profile Pleas, China-Taiwan Tensions Mount as Biden Reaffirms U.S.-Sino Commitment to Diplomatic Agreement, Amnesty Says Taliban Killed 13 Ethnic Hazaras After Taking Power; Kabul Faces Winter Power Outages, U.N. Rejects Expulsion of Top Officials from Ethiopia as Millions in Urgent Need of Humanitarian Assistance, Roma…

David Cronin (2021-10-06). EU unveils blueprint for muzzling Israel's critics. electronicintifada.net Margaritis Schinas smears campaigners against Zionism.

ecns.cn (2021-10-06). UN envoy warns the US not to go further down the wrong path. ecns.cn Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the UN, speaks in a virtual briefing on President Xi's statement on China's solutions to global challenges, in this Sept 2021 file photo.

WSWS (2021-10-06). China contains infections but virus outbreaks continue from global pandemic. wsws.org The Chinese government's response demonstrates the potential for scientific policies to eradicate the virus, but only if it is implemented at a global, not just a national level.

Anonymous669 (2021-10-06). Houthis Shot Down Saudi-led Coalition CH-4 Combat Drone Over Ma'rib. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing. | On October 6, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) announced that their air-defenses had shot down a Chinese-made Rainbow CH-4 combat drone of the Saudi-led coalition over the central Yemeni province of Ma'rib. | Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, said in a statement hat the drone was conducting "hostile acts" when it was shot down with a "ground-to-air" missile over the district of al-Jubah. | The CH-4 drone was developed by the China Academy of Aerospac…

sputniknews (2021-10-06). Watch: Biden Seems to Invent 'Taiwan Agreement' With China in Press Comments. sputniknews.com US President Joe Biden left reporters puzzled on Tuesday after mentioning a supposed "Taiwan Agreement" with the People's Republic of China (PRC), since no such agreement by that name exists.

Brian Berletic (2021-10-05). Are US War Plans with China Taking Shape? asia-pacificresearch.com

sputniknews (2021-10-05). The Other Side: Beijing Reportedly Feared Trump Might Goad PLA Into Attack As Early As October 2020. sputniknews.com After a new book on the Trump administration's final days revealed a top US general had contacted his Chinese counterpart about a potential US attack, a Chinese official has reportedly confirmed the exchange, describing how on-edge the People's Liberation Army (PLA) was during that time.

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). Chinese envoy urges developed countries to shoulder more financial responsibilities for UN. ecns.cn Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, on Monday urged developed countries to take on greater financial responsibilities for the world body.

teleSUR (2021-10-05). China Declares Zero COVID-19 Infection in the Mainland. telesurenglish.net China returned to zero local cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday for the first time in nearly a month after Delta variant outbreaks detected in Fujian and Heilongjiang provinces were brought under control. | RELATED: | After nearly a month of fighting the Delta variant of the coronavirus in Fujian and Heilongjiang provinces in the far southeast of the country, China overcame these new outbreaks. Local authorities achieved…

teleSUR (2021-10-05). China, US Representatives To Hold Bilateral Meeting in Zurich. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan will meet China's Foreign Affairs Minister Yang Jiechi in Zurich this week to follow up on the telephone conversation between U.S. President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping held on Sept. 9. | RELATED: | This meeting is aimed at negotiating a possible virtual summit between Biden and Xi, who have not met since the former came to power in January. "We wi…

Dean Baker (2021-10-05). Shouldn't Biden Be Thanking China for Not Following Through on the Purchase Commitments in Its Trump Trade Deal? cepr.net With widespread supply chain problems due to the pandemic and unusual weather conditions, additional sales to China might well have caused even greater bottlenecks in the effort to meet domestic demand.

teleSUR (2021-10-05). Globalink | Chinese Un Envoy Urges U.S. To Put Aside Arrogance, Bigotry on Human Rights. telesurenglish.net Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, has called on the United States to put aside arrogance and bigotry aside on human rights…

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). China urges U.S. to stop supporting 'Taiwan independence' separatist forces. ecns.cn The United States should stop supporting "Taiwan independence" separatist forces and take concrete actions to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). China's Mars probes suspend explorations due to sun outage. ecns.cn China's Mars rover and orbiter have suspended explorations since mid-September, to wait out a period of sun outage, the China National Space Administration said on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). Xinjiang earmarks billions for highway construction over next 5 years. ecns.cn Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region plans to invest 400 billion yuan (about 62 billion U.S. dollars) in road construction during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), the regional transport department said…

WSWS (2021-10-05). White House pledges to defend US "interests" against China "to the hilt" wsws.org Against the backdrop of a deepening military standoff over Taiwan, the Biden administration doubled down on Trump's trade war policies against China Monday.

Dave DeCamp (2021-10-05). Taiwan's FM Wants Australia's Help to Prepare for War With China. news.antiwar.com Taiwan's foreign minister "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation," Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told Australia's ABC. | Wu said that Taiwan welcomed the recent military pact between the US, the UK, and Australia, known as AUKUS. "We are pleased to see that t…

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). 2.213 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in China. ecns.cn Nearly 2.213 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Saturday, data from the National Health Commission showed Sunday.

Anand Naidoo (2021-10-05). The Heat: China — U.S. trade. america.cgtn.com The United States calls for a "new course" on China-U.S. trade relations with talks between both sides expected to resume soon.

ecns.cn (2021-10-05). (W.E. Talk) Martin Jacques: To understand China's success, first understand civilization. ecns.cn In the latest "W.E. Talk", a column of China News Network,Martin Jacques, a British journalist, editor and world-leading expert on China joined the exclusive interview by Peng Dawei from China News Service.

Editor (2021-10-05). China's Fortune Cookie Crumbles: Michael Hudson and Renegade Inc. mronline.org Welcome to Renegade Inc. With China's increasing wealth, Western investors want some of the action. One of those investors is a bullish gentleman called George Soros.

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