Daily Archives: November 17, 2023

2023-11-17: News Headlines

Eve Ottenberg (2023-11-17). U.S.-China Extinction-Level Event Narrowly Averted. counterpunch.org We humans came within ten feet of extinction on October 24. That's when World War III almost erupted due to a near collision between American and Chinewarplanesnes over the South China Sea. U.S. corporate media was quick to blame Beijing for the Chinese pilot's "dangerous maneuvers," but such accusations beg the question: What in God's name were American fighter jets doing there, near Chinese airspace, eight thousand miles from U.S. borders in the first place? Their very presence is a provocation, aka military aggression. It could easily ignite war and thence nuclear Armageddon. And that first step, starting a wa…

Brian Berletic (2023-11-17). BRIAN BERLETIC — Is the US Losing Control in the Middle East? thealtworld.com Our guest today is Brian Berletic, a top-tier military and geopolitical analyst renowned for his comprehensive coverage of the Russia-Ukraine and Middle East conflicts. In our discussion, we delve into topics such as Yemeni missiles and drones, Hezbollah's anti-ship missile capabilities, the ongoing resistance in Iraq and Syria, and the recent US decision to maintain weapon supplies to Taiwan.

infobrics (2023-11-17). China, Russia Agree to Build Pipeline Section in Far East. infobrics.org Russian energy firm Gazprom signed an agreement with China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) and PipeChina on the design and construction of a pipeline section in the Far East, which will be used to deliver Russian gas to China…

infobrics (2023-11-17). BRICS: A Bloc Without a Vision or a Force for Change. infobrics.org The term BRIC was coined by British economist Jim O'Neill in 2001 to describe four emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India, and China. He did not envision them as a political bloc that would challenge the West's dominance. He was only interested in their investment potential…

The Independent (2023-11-17). CFAO Motors, SINOTRUK ink partnership deal. independent.co.ug Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | SINOTRUK, a heavy-duty truck manufacturer in China, and CFAO Motors, the provider of mobility solutions in Uganda, have partnered for distribution. This collaboration represents a significant advancement in CFAO Motors' goal of offering premium transportation options to the Ugandan market. This alliance was formally announced at a breakfast event …

a guest author (2023-11-17). Washington has its own BRI — the Bomb and Ruin Initiative. workers.org By Carlos Martinez This article was published in Global Times, Nov. 8, 2023. opinion@globaltimes.com.cn The author is a British author and independent political commentator. The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has attracted a great deal of attention recently, particularly with the Third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation . . . |

a guest author (2023-11-17). Washington has its own BRI —— the Bomb and Ruin Initiative. workers.org By Carlos Martinez This article was published in Global Times, Nov. 8, 2023. opinion@globaltimes.com.cn The author is a British author and independent political commentator. The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has attracted a great deal of attention recently, particularly with the Third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation . . . |

Ben Norton (2023-11-17). Why Does the US Support Israel? A Geopolitical Analysis With Economist Michael Hudson. orinocotribune.com A geopolitical analysis of why the United States so strongly supports Israel: Economist Michael Hudson discusses with journalist Ben Norton. | It is crucial to stress that Israel is an extension of U.S. geopolitical power in one of the most critically important regions of the world. | In fact, it was current If we look at the Middle East, I think it's about time we stop, those of us who support…

Ediz Tiyansan (2023-11-17). China and U.S. push for transition to electric vehicles. america.cgtn.com China and the United States have announced a new climate agreement aimed at enhancing cooperation. An important goal of the pact is to push for a rapid shift to sustainable energy resources and a transition to electric vehicles. CGTN's Ediz Tiyansan reports from Los Angeles.

KJ Noh (2023-11-17). The Biden-Xi Meeting: A fable of the Scorpion and the Frog. counterpunch.org China is trying to prevent the US from harming itself and others The Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's reporting on the APEC meeting between Presdient Xi and President Biden can be neatly neatly summarized as China, playing the role of the adult, trying to summon a petulant US child back to its senses to avoid harming itself and

Laith Fadel (2023-11-17). China cultivates relationship with Latin America at APEC 2023. america.cgtn.com A major theme at APEC 2023 is the development and promotion of economic cooperation between the Western Pacific region and Latin American nations along the Pacific coastline. In particular, Chinese officials say the relationship between China and Mexico is getting stronger. CGTN's Alasdair Baverstock reports.

The Independent (2023-11-17). China Trade Week kicks off in Kenya amid calls for closer commercial ties. independent.co.ug Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The eighth edition of China Trade Week kicked off in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Wednesday, as government officials renewed calls for deepening economic cooperation to realize mutual benefits. John Ololtuaa, principal secretary in the State Department of Tourism, said the three-day event offers an opportunity for Kenya to …

The Independent (2023-11-17). Xi, Biden talk on strategic issues critical to China-U.S. relations, world. independent.co.ug Xi said the U.S. side should take real actions to honor its commitment of not supporting "Taiwan independence," stop arming Taiwan, and support China's peaceful reunification. China will realize reunification, and this is unstoppable, Xi stressed. San Francisco, US | Xinhua | Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden has had a candid …

Laith Fadel (2023-11-17). California could be home for future AI advancements. america.cgtn.com Artificial intelligence emerged as a key topic at APEC 2023 in San Francisco. The U.S. state of California could be the launching ground for AI in the future, as the technology further advances. CGTN's Karina Mitchell reports.

Al-Jazeera (2023-11-17). Historic Joe Biden — Xi Jinping Meeting at Filoli Estate (Cal). Biden Hails "Real Progress" globalresearch.ca

Ana Perdigón (2023-11-17). China Brands Biden 'Irresponsible' for Calling President Xi Jinping 'Dictator'. orinocotribune.com Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning called US President Joe Biden "irresponsible" after he referred to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as a "dictator." | During a press briefing, Mao specified that Biden's statement is "absolutely wrong" and an "irresponsible political manipulation." | "This statement is absolutely wrong and constitutes an irresponsible political manipulation. China firmly opposes it," the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman emphasized. | The official's statement came after Biden reiterated that he has not changed his opinion that Xi Jinping is a dictator. Biden made this statement…

Peiyu Li (2023-11-17). "Restoring China-US Ties": Reframing US-China Bipolar Dynamics by Pluralizing into China-West Relations. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2023-11-17). China urges relevant parties to ensure security at China-Myanmar border. ecns.cn China is closely following the conflict in northern Myanmar and urges relevant parties to cease fire as soon as possible and settle differences in a peaceful way through dialogue and consultation to avoid escalation of the situation and take effective steps to ensure security and stability at the China-Myanmar border, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2023-11-17). 94-year-old Kwong Siu-hing becomes richest woman in China. ecns.cn Kwong Siu-hing, wife of Sun Hung Kai Properties' co-founder Kwok Tak-seng, has become China's richest woman for the first time, according to the "Herose Club • Hurun Richest Women in China 2023" released by the Hurun Research Institute on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-11-17). Remains of 25 Chinese People's Volunteers martyrs to be returned. ecns.cn South Korea will transfer the remains of 25 Chinese People's Volunteers martyrs and related items to China on Thursday, the Ministry of Veterans Affairs said.

ecns.cn (2023-11-17). Xi says China's relations with Pacific island countries candid without selfish motives. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Thursday that China has developed relations with Pacific island countries in a candid manner, without selfish motives or targeting any third party.

ecns.cn (2023-11-17). Xi, Kishida reaffirm strategic, mutually beneficial China-Japan ties. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday reaffirmed the positioning of comprehensively advancing the strategic and mutually beneficial relations between China and Japan.

ecns.cn (2023-11-17). 'Small yard, high fence,' 'decoupling' in no one's interest, Xi tells Japanese PM. ecns.cn The economic interests of China and Japan, as well as their industrial and supply chains are deeply intertwined, said Chinese President Xi Jinping here Thursday, adding it is in no one's interest to engage in "small yard, high fence" and "decoupling and breaking chains."

ecns.cn (2023-11-17). Xi stresses Japan must ensure political foundation of China-Japan relations. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed Thursday that major issues of principle related to history and Taiwan bear on the political foundation of China-Japan relations, and urged Japan to keep its word and stick to the principle.

ecns.cn (2023-11-17). San Francisco can be a new starting point for stabilizing China-U.S. relationsÔºöChinese FM. ecns.cn The summit of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden in San Francisco was an important opportunity for the two sides to build trust, clear up misgivings, manage differences and expand cooperation, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said at a press conference on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2023-11-17). China, U.S. can clear the air through climate change cooperation. ecns.cn Cooperation on climate change has historically been one of the most constructive aspects of U.S.-China relations, and there are many ways for both sides to re-envision cooperation amid tensions over other issues, experts said.

ecns.cn (2023-11-17). Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway handles 383,000 passenger trips in first month of operation. ecns.cn The Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR), the first HSR in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, handled 383,000 passenger trips in its first month of official operation, China State Railway Group Co said on Friday.

WSWS (2023-11-17). Biden meets Indonesia's Widodo ahead of APEC summit. wsws.org Rather than promote peace or "rule of law," Biden's discussions with the Indonesian president are aimed at pressuring Jakarta to line up more closely with Washington's war drive against China.

CGTN China Global Television Network (2023-11-17). China's water diversion project benefits 68 million people in first decade. pressenza.com The first phase of the eastern route of China's South-to-North Water Diversion Project has benefited more than 68 million people in the eastern province Shandong in its decade-long operation, said the China South-to-North Water Diversion Co., Ltd. on Wednesday. | The South-to-North Water Diversion Project has three routes, and the eastern route transfers water from eastern Jiangsu Province to regions including Shandong, Hebei, and Tianjin, said the company. | The middle route, which began supplying water in December 2014, is the most prominent one. It starts at the Danjiangkou Reservoir in central China's Hubei P…

teleSUR, MS (2023-11-17). China y México están listos para mejorar sus relaciones. telesurtv.net Los mandatarios de ambas naciones dijeorn que tras varios años de buena diplomacia están listos para llevar "las relaciones a otro nivel".

Javier de la Sotilla (2023-11-17). Gaza, Taiwán y la guerra tecnológica marcan la agenda del segundo cara a cara entre Biden y Xi. globalresearch.ca

Joy Joshi (2023-11-17). 'Why should you get to eat in peace?': Canadians slam Trudeau's Gaza stance. indybay.org The protesters can also be heard urging Trudeau to "look at us" and using phrases like "shame on you," "you fund genocides" and "you have blood on your hands" as they chased Trudeau out of the restaurant and into the street with the crowd growing impatient. Vancouver police was forced to deploy almost 100 officers after videos showing swarms of people confronting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a restaurant Tuesday night went viral. approximately 250 people surrounded a Chinatown restaurant and escorted Trudeau out of the venue.

presstv.ir (2023-11-17). Fire in Chinese coal firm's office kills 26. presstv.ir Twenty-six people were killed in a fire at a coal company's office building in northern China.

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