Daily Archives: October 7, 2021

2021-10-07: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-10-07). Chinese envoy rejects U.S. accusations at UN debate. ecns.cn A Chinese envoy on Monday rejected false U.S. accusations against China's human rights situation and called for solidarity and cooperation.

WSWS (2021-10-07). US military analyst warns of danger of nuclear war with China. wsws.org If it faced defeat in a conventional conflict with China over Taiwan, as the analyst concludes is most likely, the US would not hesitate to use its huge nuclear arsenal despite the incalculable consequences for humanity.

WSWS (2021-10-07). Biden in Michigan: Infrastructure, social spending bills vital for waging economic warfare vs. China. wsws.org President Biden framed the push for his economic agenda as an existential struggle to halt America's global geo-political decline and counter the rise of China.

ecns.cn (2021-10-07). China practices rule of virtue, rule of law, says ambassador. ecns.cn China practices not only the rule of law but also the rule of virtue, said Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang in a keynote speech during a forum organized by the U.S.-Asia Institute on Wednesday.

sputniknews (2021-10-07). China Against Defining Relations With US as 'Competition'. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – Beijing does not believe that "competition" is the right word to describe its relationship with Washington, China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi said at a meeting with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

Anonymous103 (2021-10-07). US Knows It Could Lose A War Against China, So Why Is It Provoking It? southfront.org Illustrative ImageAmerica may need to accept it's no longer No.1, or risk dragging the world into a catastrophic conflict… | Written by Johanna Ross, journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. | The drums of war are beating. Countless films and books have been produced on the subject of war with China, but it seems now, we are closer than ever before to some kind of military conflict. | The fact that such a military confrontation would be catastrophic and devastating for all parties concerned seems so blatantly obvious that it needn't be said; and yet because the American military establishment is actually discus…

Mike Walter (2021-10-07). The Heat: Top Chinese and U.S. foreign policy advisors meet in attempt to ease tensions. america.cgtn.com Top Chinese and U.S. foreign policy advisors meet in an attempt to ease tensions over a range of issues.

Jason Ditz (2021-10-07). US Debates Promising No First Use of Nukes. news.antiwar.com For the handful of nations armed with nuclear weapons, the circumstances under which they'd be used are always an important consideration. This is particularly true of the United States, which has one of the world's largest arsenals, and is the only nation that has used nuclear arms offensively during a war. | Often debated, but as yet never confirmed, is the possibility of "no first use," a promise to the world that the US won't attack anybody with nuclear arms. At present, China is the only nuclear power with a no first use policy, while India has a somewhat more limited promise not to nuke non-nuclear state…

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.

_____ (2021-10-06). Biden Seems To Invent 'Taiwan Agreement' With China In Comments. popularresistance.org "China has…I've spoken with Xi about Taiwan. We agree, we will abide by the Taiwan agreement," Biden said outside the White House on Tuesday evening, when asked about the recent flight of several dozen Chinese aircraft into Taiwan's air defense identification zone. "That's where we are and I made it clear that I don't think he should be doing anything other than abiding by the agreement," he added. It's unclear to which agreement Biden is referring, as there is no such pact called the "Taiwan Agreement." There are a few possibilities, however, although none of them make Biden's statement make any more sense.

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.

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…

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-10-06). AUKUS, Quad and India's losing the plot internationally. peoplesdispatch.org Australia has joined the US and UK's plans to contain China, leaving India unsure in the Quad and isolated in Asia. Tied to a waning imperial power, the US, India is gradually losing strategic autonomy…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-06). A Cold, Cold Winter Is Coming To Europe (And The World). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The current situation in the energy market is quite worrisome. Europe is taking the brunt of it, and is concerned that a long and cold winter could send it off the edge into an economic crisis, as natural gas prices are soaring to never-before-seen heights. | The Asian market, which is the largest in the world is also in a tattered state, with China already feeling the consequences of reducing dependency on coal and lack of energy re…

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