2021-11-21: News Headlines

_____ (2021-11-21). There's A Good Case To Be Made For Central Bank Digital Currencies. popularresistance.org Whether the U.S. should have its own central bank digital currency (CBDC) is hotly debated. Several countries, including China, already have CBDCs in operation; but the U.S. Federal Reserve is proceeding with caution. Prof. Saule Omarova, President Biden's nominee for Comptroller of the Currency, is in favor of a CBDC and has made a strong case for it; but many conservative commentators are opposed, and her nomination remains in doubt.

Staff (2021-11-21). General explains why US lags behind China & Russia in hypersonic missiles. rt.com The US is behind China and Russia when it comes to hypersonic weapons, a top Space Force general has said, citing bureaucracy and concerns over spending as some of the reasons for the lag. | "We're not as advanced as the Chinese or the Russians in terms of hypersonic programs," General David Thompson, the vice chief of space operations, told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday. "We have catching up to do very quickly." | Read more | | Thompson mentioned bureaucrac…

Brendan Devlin (2021-11-20). Time to reset Canada-China relations on a path to peace. mronline.org To date, the Canadian government has acted as a reliable ally in the U.S.'s New Cold War against China. The need for Canada to change course is dire, but prospects are grim. Canada needs to break with this dangerous path and set course for peace and cooperation with China.

Dongsheng News (2021-11-20). News on China | No. 76. dissidentvoice.org Chairman Xi Jinping and president Joe Biden met despite the US imposing new sanctions on Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE a few days prior. Nonetheless, Taiwan was affirmed as a part of China.

Jeff J. Brown (2021-11-20). Women's Tennis Association and the West Will Make a Mess of Peng Shuai's Disappearance. dissidentvoice.org You can choose to like or not China's millennial system of justice and redress, nonetheless this is what you need to know about tennis star Peng Shuai and why she disappeared. Peng Shuai is a world ranked tennis player in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), with Wimbledon (2013) and French Open (2014) doubles championship trophies …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-11-20). NAM and Nehru's Principled Stand. libya360.wordpress.com ND Jayaprakash One development that had a significant bearing on shaping a non-aligned policy was Nehru's visit to the United States in October 1949. The US administration timed the visit to coincide with the ascendancy of the Communist Party to power in China. According to Prof HW Brands of the University of Texas at Austin,…

WSWS (2021-11-20). Biden revives North American Leaders' summit, presses Trudeau on China, Obrador on refugees. wsws.org Thursday's "Three Amigos" summit was meant to draw a stark contrast with the state of North American relations under Trump. In reality, the difference is one more of style than substance.

WSWS (2021-11-20). New study supports natural origins of COVID-19, sources close to WHO team say. wsws.org A landmark new study published in Science is another nail in the coffin of the Wuhan lab conspiracy theory, concocted by the fascist ideologue Stephen K. Bannon and promoted by the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

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