Daily Archives: December 21, 2023

2023-12-21: News Headlines

WSWS (2023-12-21). Deadly earthquake strikes impoverished region of China. wsws.org As of Wednesday morning, according to the state media, at least 134 people were killed and around a thousand injured in northwestern Gansu province and the neighbouring province of Qinghai.

The Independent (2023-12-21). Cabinet approves CNOOC's license for LPG facility at Kingfisher. independent.co.ug Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved China National Offshore Oil Corporation- CNOOC Uganda Limited to proceed with the construction of a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) facility in the Kingfisher development area. The state minister in charge of national guidance, Godfrey Kabbyanga revealed this during the cabinet briefing at the Uganda Media Centre in …

presstv.ir (2023-12-21). At least 118 dead in northwest China earthquake. presstv.ir At least 118 people were killed when an earthquake collapsed buildings in northwest China.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). Cut in holdings of US Treasurys seen 'necessary'. ecns.cn China's continued paring of its U.S. Treasury holdings is necessary given both the deteriorating quality of U.S. debt held by foreign governments and institutions, and China's need to optimize the structure of its overseas assets, experts said.

Rania Khalek (2023-12-20). Will Israel's Gaza Genocide Reshuffle the Regional & Global Order? thealtworld.com What does the genocide in Gaza mean for the surrounding Arab states? Do their oppositional responses even matter or is it all just symbolic? How will this impact the Abraham Accords and other normalization efforts? Why won't the Gulf states use their oil as leverage to pressure the United States? How does the genocide in Gaza impact countries like Jordan and Syria? How is it affecting America's standing in the world? What does it mean for Russia and China in an emerging multipolar world? | To discuss this and other regional developments, Rania Khalek was joined by Giorgio Cafiero, the CEO of Gulf State Analytics,…

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). China urges U.S. to play due role for truce in Gaza. ecns.cn Beijing said on Tuesday that it hopes Washington will listen to the growing international calls to end hostilities between Palestine and Israel, and refrain from unilaterally obstructing the United Nations Security Council from passing relevant resolutions.

infobrics (2023-12-20). Egypt Joins China's ILRS Moon Base Initiative. infobrics.org Egypt and China signed a series of space agreements including cooperation on the China-led International Lunar Research Station…

infobrics (2023-12-20). Latest China-EU summit exposes Brussels' complete lack of sovereignty. infobrics.org Xi Jinping's and Li Qiang's attempts to nudge the talks more toward economic topics were ignored by von der Leyen and Michel. Virtually every Chinese offer of cooperation was not only rejected, but was also met with completely unreasonable demands that had nothing to do with economic relations. Political considerations were the only thing the EU was interested in.

Mauro Ramos, People's Dispatch. (2023-12-20). 95% Of Trade Between China And Russia No Longer Done In US Currency. popularresistance.org On a recent visit to China, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov stated that this year the use of the Russian ruble and Chinese yuan in trade between the two countries has already reached 95%. | At the same time, from January to October, 68% of all Russian trade was carried out in the two countries' currencies, according to Russian Minister of Economic Development Maksim Reshetnikov. | The yuan has also been used by Russia in commercial transactions with Mongolia, the Philippines, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Japan, Tajikistan, and Singapore.

presstv.ir (2023-12-20). At least 118 dead in northwest China earthquake. presstv.ir At least 118 people were killed when an earthquake collapsed buildings in northwest China.

Binoy Kampmark (2023-12-20). A Merry AUKUS Surprise, Western Australia! dissidentvoice.org The secretive Australian government just cannot help itself. Clamouring and hectoring of other countries and their secret arrangements (who can forget the criticism of the Solomon Islands over its security pact with China for that reason?) the Albanese government is a bit too keen on keeping a lid on things regarding the withering away of …

Drago Bosnic (2023-12-20). Latest China-EU Summit Exposes Brussels' Complete Lack of Sovereignty. EU Foreign Policy Controlled by Washington. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). Domestic tourism eyes greater prosperity. ecns.cn The prospects for China's tourism industry appear bright with the sector experiencing a good recovery in 2023, following the slump caused by COVID-19, industry officials and experts said.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). Red Sea concerns hit shipping, trade. ecns.cn Global shipping companies' recent reluctance to transit through the Suez Canal will affect China-Europe trade and exert pressure on operational costs of businesses on both sides, said experts and business executives on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). AI-powered PC ecosystem to gain ground. ecns.cn An artificial intelligence-powered personal computer ecosystem is forming in China, and this will boost the popularity of AI PCs in the country, said company executives and experts.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). Traditional, renewable sources to ensure stable energy supply. ecns.cn China's sustained efforts to increase domestic oil and gas exploration and develop large-scale renewable energy sources will ensure sufficient energy supply amid the nation's green energy transition, analysts said.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). Nation pushes enrollment in professional master's degree. ecns.cn China's enrollment for professional master's degrees, which emphasize the practical application of knowledge and skills, will be increased to about two-thirds of all master's degree programs by 2025.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). Officials: 2023 GDP goal well within reach. ecns.cn China is confident and capable of reaching this year's GDP growth target of around 5 percent, and policymakers have ample tools to stabilize the economy next year, officials and experts said on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). China hits back at EU resolution on Tibet. ecns.cn China slammed the European Parliament on Tuesday over the latter's resolution on boarding schools in the Tibet autonomous region, and urged the institution to stop undermining mutual trust and cooperation between China and Europe.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). Green standards set for express packaging. ecns.cn China is to establish a green packaging standards system for express deliveries and has set an initial target for using recycled packaging, under a recently issued action plan for the industry.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). Temporary settlement provides warmth in the cold for hard-hit Kexinmin village. ecns.cn The bonfire set ablaze at a temporary settlement in Jishishan county has provided much-needed warmth and hope for villagers dislocated by the earthquake that jolted a mountainous region in Northwest China's Gansu province near midnight of Monday.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). Economists share confidence in Chinese economy's further growth. ecns.cn There's still room for the Chinese government to make macroeconomic policies stronger next year, economists said at a seminar of the China Macroeconomy Forum, Securities Times reported on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). UN Secretary-General deeply saddened by earthquake in China. ecns.cn United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was deeply saddened by the loss of life and property damage and injuries to people caused by an earthquake in China, his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). International students from BJTU proud to study in China. ecns.cn Last Thursday, a group of international students from Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) engaged in a cultural tour in Beijing.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). It's a belated apology of 141 years: UCA president. ecns.cn The White House statement about the Chinese Exclusion Act is the first formal condemnation in 141 years, a belated apology more than a century overdue, said Shue Haipei, president of the United Chinese Americans, during an interview with China News Service.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). 5G mobile phone users reach 771 million: China's ministry. ecns.cn China's 5G mobile phone users reached 771 million by the end of November as the total number of mobile phone users of the three major telecommunications companies — China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom — reached 1.726 billion, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). NDRC to revise PPP mechanism to boost private investment. ecns.cn China's top economic planner on Tuesday vowed to expedite the implementation of a new mechanism for public-private partnership (PPP) projects and revise the rules for operating licenses involving infrastructure facilities and public utilities.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). China releases the first list of 789 important habitats for terrestrial wildlife animals to strengthen protection. ecns.cn China has recently released the first list of 789 important habitats for terrestrial wildlife animals in a bid to strengthen the protection of terrestrial wildlife populations and their habitats.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). World's largest luxury ro-ro passenger vessel sets sail. ecns.cn The world's largest ro-ro passenger ship "MOBY LEGACY" moors at a port in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, Dec. 19, 2023.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). Rescue work continues after earthquake hits NW China. ecns.cn A 6.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Jishishan County of Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province on Monday night, killing at least 130 people in Gansu and Qinghai Provinces by Tuesday…

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). China's Wing Loong UAV rapidly joins Gansu earthquake rescue. ecns.cn China's independently-developed Wing Loong-2H large unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has swiftly rushed to support emergency rescue work after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Jishishan County in northwest China's Gansu Province at midnight Monday.

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Dongsheng Collective (2023-12-20). The New Forms of Socialism in the Twenty-First Century. dongshengnews.org The world has come a long way since the mid-nineteenth century, when scientific socialism emerged in Europe. Contrary to initial expectations, socialism did not emerge in the developed capitalist countries, but in the underdeveloped colonies and semi-colonies, such as China. Faced with challenges that could not be answered by classical theories of socialism, China had to develop its own solutions. Having attained significant achievements in modernisation, China must now reach a higher level of socialist development and surpass capitalism.

Dongsheng Collective (2023-12-20). The Third Wave of Socialism. dongshengnews.org After the end of the Cold War, socialism suffered significant global setbacks. Despite this, a new wave of socialism has gradually emerged. Through decades of reform and opening up, China has incorporated a market economy into its socialist system. China's rise has generated tremendous interest in the country's path of development and the socialist market economy. As capitalism faces its most severe crisis in a century, there are opportunities for a new wave of socialist development.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). China releases first batch of 789 important terrestrial wildlife habitats. ecns.cn China has unveiled the first batch of 789 crucial terrestrial wildlife habitats, safeguarding a remarkable 82.36 percent of the nation's protected species, according to the National Forestry and Grassland Administration.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). CPC allocates 100 million yuan to quake-hit areas. ecns.cn China's main Communist Party of China personnel management and Party building body has allocated 100 million yuan ($14 million) from the Party funds to northwestern China's Gansu and Qinghai provinces to support rescue, relief and rebuilding work in quake-stricken areas.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). Government departments swiftly engage in rescue efforts after quake hits Gansu. ecns.cn China's National Development and Reform Commission is allocating 250 million yuan (about $35 million) of funds to Gansu and Qinghai provinces to help restore reconstruction and public services following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). China, Nicaragua upgrade bilateral ties to strategic partnership. ecns.cn China and Nicaragua announced on Wednesday they agreed to upgrade bilateral relations to the strategic partnership, vowing to expand bilateral trade and bring their Free Trade Agreement (FTA) into force as soon as possible.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). World's largest luxury ro-ro passenger vessel sets sail. ecns.cn The luxury ro-ro passenger ship, Moby Legacy, with a maximum displacement of over 70,000 tonnes, one of the largest in the world, set sail on Tuesday to Italy from the city of Guangzhou in south China. "ÄÄ…

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). Hot meals provided for people in earthquake-hit areas in Gansu. ecns.cn People in earthquake-hit areas have been provided with hot meals with meat and vegetables after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Jishishan County in northwest China's Gansu Province at midnight Monday. "ÄÄ…

teleSUR, lfb, JCM (2023-12-20). Asciende a 131 cifra de muertos por terremoto en el norte de China. telesurtv.net Los equipos de mitigación de desastres trabajan en atender a los heridos y reubicar a las personas que perdieron sus casas.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-12-20). Rusia y China revisan relaciones comerciales. telesurtv.net El ministro ruso manifestó durante el encuentro de primer nivel que ambas naciones en el 2023 superaron difíciles retos.

teleSUR, SH (2023-12-20). Nicaragua y China elevan relaciones a asociación estratégica. telesurtv.net Xi Jinping reconoció que bajo la presidencia de Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua ha conquistado éxitos en defender la independencia, desarrollar la economía y mejorar el bienestar del pueblo.

teleSUR, dcdc, YSM (2023-12-20). Aumenta a 127 la cifra de muertos por sismo en Gansu, China. telesurtv.net El sismo ocurrió a las 23H59 (hora local) del lunes a una profundidad focal de 10 kilómetros.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-12-20). Continúan acciones de búsqueda y rescate tras terremoto en China. telesurtv.net Las acciones de búsqueda y rescate afrontan una ola de frío con temperaturas de hasta 14 grados bajo cero.

Brian Berletic (2023-12-20). US Races to Provoke Conflict Over Taiwan Before China's Irreversible Military and Economic Rise. thealtworld.com — The US is provoking China over the island province of Taiwan by placing troops on the island, arming the administration in Taipei, and increasingly encouraging separatism; | — The US officially recognizes China's sovereignty over Taiwan through its "One China" policy, yet unofficially undermines its at every juncture; | — Upcoming elections in Taiwan are subject to US political interference, which is extensive and undermines claims of Taiwan's "political independence;" | — Taiwan's economy depends heavily on the rest of China for continued prosperity and future opportunities the US is incapa…

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2023-12-20). Envían mensajes de solidaridad a China tras sismo. telesurtv.net "Rusia comparte el dolor de quienes perdieron a sus seres queridos como resultado de este desastre", refirió Vladímir Putin.

Dan Williams (2023-12-20). Mass-killings continue to plague the U.S. america.cgtn.com Mass-killings continue to plague the U.S. One major database shows 2023 saw 42 such attacks, very close to a single-year record. | Dan Williams reports from Chicago.

Paulo Cabral (2023-12-20). Chinese currency goes international in first yuan-based cross-border commercial loan. america.cgtn.com The first yuan-based cross-border commercial loan was recently completed in Brazil marking a major step toward the internationalization of the Chinese currency. A Chinese company that operates a major hydropower plant in Brazil was the recipient. | Paulo Cabral reports from Brazil.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). Ancient tombs excavated in Guangzhou. ecns.cn A total of 71 ancient tombs dating back from Han Dynasty (202 BC-25 AD) to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) were unearthed.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). World's first Zootopia land at Shanghai Disney Resort welcomes visitors. ecns.cn The world's first Zootopia land opened to the public at Shanghai Disney Resort on Tuesday, drawing many visitors.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). Gansu rolls into action to support quake victims. ecns.cn As of Wednesday morning, nearly 130,000 relief items, including tents, stoves, coats, quilts and folding beds, had been sent to the earthquake zone in Gansu province.

ecns.cn (2023-12-20). Food Safari in Yunnan | Zhadian Milk. ecns.cn Zhadian, a fairly ordinary town in Yunnan has shot to fame in recent years because of milk.

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