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2021-05-16: News Headlines

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-15). Elbowed and Hustled: Australia's Yellow Peril Problem. dissidentvoice.org With the babble about Cold War paranoia becoming a routine matter in Canberra, the treacherous ground for war with China is being bedded down and readied. The Yellow Peril image never truly dissipated from Australia's politics. It was crucial in framing the first act of the newly born Commonwealth in 1901: the Immigration Restriction Act. …

Anonymous103 (2021-05-15). China Chased U.S. In Space. Tianwen-1 Successfully Landed On Mars. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Chinese Tianwen-1 vessel had successfully landed on the surface of Mars on May 15th, state news agency Xinhua reported. China became the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet. | The uncrewed spacecraft landed in an an icy vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, located about 1,200 miles away from landing site of U.S. Perseverance rover. A Chinese footprint was left on Mars for the first time. | The craft had left its parked orbit, three hours l…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-15). NATO pontiff cites Scripture for holy war against Russia and China. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO pontiff cites Scripture for holy war against Russia and ChinaRick Rozoff Today the NATO website posted a speech delivered by its Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the 3rd German Ecumenical Church Days which reveals more about the military bloc he heads up than he probably realized it did. He began his pontifications by saying …

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2021-05-16: Social Media Postees

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Elbowed and Hustled: Australia's Yellow Peril Problem
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-15
With the babble about Cold War paranoia becoming a routine matter in Canberra, the treacherous ground for war with China is being bedded down and readied. The Yellow Peril image never truly dissipated from Australia's politics. It was crucial in framing the first act of the newly born Commonwealth in 1901: the Immigration Restriction Act. …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/elbowed-and-hustled-australias-yellow-peril-problem/

NATO pontiff cites Scripture for holy war against Russia and China
Rick Rozoff | antibellum679354512.wordpress.com | 2021-05-15
NATO pontiff cites Scripture for holy war against Russia and ChinaRick Rozoff Today the NATO website posted a speech delivered by its Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the 3rd German Ecumenical Church Days which reveals more about the military bloc he heads up than he probably realized it did. He began his pontifications by saying …
antibellum679354512.wordpress.com/2021/05/15/nato-pontiff-invokes-cites-scripture-for-holy-war-against-russia-and-china/

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2021-05-15: News Headlines

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-15). Elbowed and Hustled: Australia's Yellow Peril Problem. dissidentvoice.org With the babble about Cold War paranoia becoming a routine matter in Canberra, the treacherous ground for war with China is being bedded down and readied. The Yellow Peril image never truly dissipated from Australia's politics. It was crucial in framing the first act of the newly born Commonwealth in 1901: the Immigration Restriction Act. …

Anonymous103 (2021-05-15). China Chased U.S. In Space. Tianwen-1 Successfully Landed On Mars. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Chinese Tianwen-1 vessel had successfully landed on the surface of Mars on May 15th, state news agency Xinhua reported. China became the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet. | The uncrewed spacecraft landed in an an icy vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, located about 1,200 miles away from landing site of U.S. Perseverance rover. A Chinese footprint was left on Mars for the first time. | The craft had left its parked orbit, three hours l…

Global Research News (2021-05-14). Selected Articles: "Gaza Will Burn": Israel's War Cabinet Approves Escalated Aggression on Gaza. globalresearch.ca By With the exception of the impending departure of U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan, if it occurs, the White House seems to prefer …

David Swanson (2021-05-14). For Okinawa, Rahm Would Be a Knee on the Neck. warisacrime.org If you don't know much about Japan (and neither does Rahm Emanuel, the reported nominee for U.S. ambassador) a few relevant facts are these: 1) It's right next to China which much of the U.S. government is eager for some sort of fight with. 2) Its Constitution (imposed by the U.S.) bans war, and the …

Philip Giraldi (2021-05-14). Butting Heads with China and Russia: American Diplomats Are Outclassed. globalresearch.ca With the exception …

Brian Berletic (2021-05-14). Geopolitical Projection: US Claims China Is an "Aggressor" globalresearch.ca US Secretary of …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-14). U.S. recruits students from Georgia's "occupied territories," Israel supplies missiles. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. recruits students from Georgia's "occupied territories," Israel supplies missilesRick Rozoff The U.S.-NATO-EU triumvirate, after subduing the European continent in a manner Charlemagne, Napoleon and Hitler could only dream of, can't refrain from taunting Russia in every country bordering it except Belarus (for the moment), China and North Korea. Norway, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania …

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2021-05-15: Social Media Postees

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2021-05-12: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2021-05-12). Economics of the new cold war and US 'super imperialism' with economist Michael Hudson. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton interview world-renowned economist Michael Hudson on his concept of American "super imperialism" and the economics of the new cold war on China and Russia. In this wide-ranging discussion on the Moderate Rebels podcast, Hudson addresses US sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, the policies of the Joe Biden administration, Beijing's economic model, cryptocurrencies, and dedollarization — the potential end to the dollar as the global reserve currency. Transcript Ben Norton 0: 03 Hello everyone, I'm …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-05-12). China on the Horizon as 'World's Pharmacy'. Sinopharm's Covid Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The World Health …

RobertAlvarez (2021-05-12). What's up With the Herd? ips-dc.org The problem with the current pandemic is that we don't know if we're coming or going. It's as if we're swimming far from shore, overwhelmed by one wave after another, and we're unsure if we're heading toward land or away from it. | China was the early face of COVID-19, but it hasn't faced many infections since last spring. Europe, like the United States, has experienced successive outbreaks. Brazil continues to be hit hard while Turkey is only now seeing a reduction of cases from a mid-April surge. Thailand and Cambodia are only now dealing with their first major upticks in the disease. | But the real surprise ha…

Staff (2021-05-12). China Urges the US to Lift Sanctions Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The government of China demanded an end to the coercive measures of the United States administration against Venezuela, calling the unilateral sanctions illegal and highlighting that the coercive measures were intensified amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the fact that the sanctions are violating human rights. | China's position was ratified by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hua Chunying, who pointed out that while Washington presents itself as a defender of legal guarantees and human rights, it nonetheless is intensifying its illegal measures, not only against Venezuela, but also agains…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-12). China's Air Force Fields J-10 Fighter Jet With Indigenous Engine. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | China's People's Liberation Army Air Force has received Chengdu J-10 jets powered by indigenous engines for operational service. | ICYMI, this photo published on the website of China's state radio broadcaster is confirmation the Chengdu J-10C powered by the indigenous WS-10B turbofan is in PLAAF service, suggesting China has sufficient confidence in the engine to use it on single-engined types — Mike Yeo Ê&ugr…

Editorial Team (2021-05-12). Communists of China and Britain discuss Marxism. challenge-magazine.org In a high-level meeting at the beginning of the month, leading Communists from China and Britain spent more than two hours discussing Marxism past, present and future. The online talks took place at the invitation of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and its Vice-Minister Guo Yezhou. The Communist Party of Britain was represented by General Secretary Robert Griffiths, Chair Liz Payne, International Secretary John Foster and Political Committee member Ben Chacko.

WSWS (2021-05-12). Australian budget pours billions more into corporate coffers while driving down wages. wsws.org For all the hype about a "big spending" budget, it boosts the fortunes of the super-rich at the expense of workers, while making preparations for a US-led war against China.

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-05-12). China: All In All Just Another BRIC In The Wall. counterpunch.org Chief of Police: One man cannot move a mountain. Charlie Chan: No, but two men can start digging. -Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935) calling a spade a spade Fifty-one years ago, Capitalists Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated their rapprochement with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) after 25 years of total silence between the world's

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-12). 660+ Groups Call on Democrats to 'Reject Gas and Other False Climate Solutions' for Clean Energy Standard. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/solar_photovoltaic_panel_china.jpg

Deirdre Griswold (2021-05-11). Good news from China. workers.org As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to ravage many countries, including the United States, China has announced that it will make millions of doses of its Sinopharm vaccine available for free to the hard-hit countries in the developing world. The announcement came as the World Health Organization declared the Sinopharm vaccine . . . |

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-05-11). China on the horizon as 'world's pharmacy'. mronline.org The World Health Organisation's approval Friday for China's COVID-19 vaccine known as Sinopharm dramatically transforms the ecosystem of the pandemic. | May 11, 2021 | News…

Rainer Shea (2021-05-11). Eternal War and Austerity: The Hell that Imperialist Propaganda Demands us to Accept. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — May 8, 2021 | The narrative managers of U.S. imperialism don't want us to think about the mounting evidence that an alternative to our current socio-political system exists. They don't want us to think about how over 800 Chinese million people have been lifted out of poverty in the last generation due due to China's socialist workers democracy, or about the successes that the five Marxist-Leninist countries have had in fighting Covid-19 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, or how a multi-polar world order is emerging which is diminishing the deadly reach of the U.S. empire, or how a new wa…

Chris Kanthan (2021-05-11). What America can learn from China — Lessons from the pandemic. nationofchange.org While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there's a lot that America can learn from China.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-11). Tomgram: Mandy Smithberger, Joe Biden's Pentagon Honeymoon. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Strange, isn't it? Our secretary of state emphatically claims that China has been acting "more aggressively abroad" and behaving "increasingly in adversarial ways." No, he insists, we're not exactly at the edge of a new cold war or …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-11). Massive British, NATO war games prepare Queen Elizabeth carrier strike group to confront Russia and China. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Irish Sea: Massive British, NATO war games prepare Queen Elizabeth carrier strike group to confront Russia and ChinaRick Rozoff This year's iteration of Britain's biannual Joint Warrior exercise in the Irish Sea is subsumed under another exercise, Strike Warrior 21, being used to prepare the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, the flagship of the Royal …

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-11). Chinese Scholars Say Biden's China Policy Is More Similar to Trump's Than Expected. news.antiwar.com A group of Chinese foreign policy scholars said at a seminar reviewing President Biden's first 100 days in office "Judging from Biden's first 100 days, there is more continuity than the changes that we expected. The Biden administration also has a more focused and systematic approach," said Ni Feng, head of the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, according to The S…

Abahlali baseMjondolo (2021-05-11). eKhenana: A background provided in the context of the arrest of Mqapheli Bonono. zcomm.org The achievements of the eKhenana Occupation have been extraordinary.

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2021-05-11: News Headlines

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-05-11). China on the horizon as 'world's pharmacy'. mronline.org The World Health Organisation's approval Friday for China's COVID-19 vaccine known as Sinopharm dramatically transforms the ecosystem of the pandemic. | May 11, 2021 | News…

Deirdre Griswold (2021-05-11). Good news from China. workers.org As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to ravage many countries, including the United States, China has announced that it will make millions of doses of its Sinopharm vaccine available for free to the hard-hit countries in the developing world. The announcement came as the World Health Organization declared the Sinopharm vaccine . . . |

Rainer Shea (2021-05-11). Eternal War and Austerity: The Hell that Imperialist Propaganda Demands us to Accept. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — May 8, 2021 | The narrative managers of U.S. imperialism don't want us to think about the mounting evidence that an alternative to our current socio-political system exists. They don't want us to think about how over 800 Chinese million people have been lifted out of poverty in the last generation due due to China's socialist workers democracy, or about the successes that the five Marxist-Leninist countries have had in fighting Covid-19 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, or how a multi-polar world order is emerging which is diminishing the deadly reach of the U.S. empire, or how a new wa…

Chris Kanthan (2021-05-11). What America can learn from China — Lessons from the pandemic. nationofchange.org While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there's a lot that America can learn from China.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-11). Tomgram: Mandy Smithberger, Joe Biden's Pentagon Honeymoon. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Strange, isn't it? Our secretary of state emphatically claims that China has been acting "more aggressively abroad" and behaving "increasingly in adversarial ways." No, he insists, we're not exactly at the edge of a new cold war or …

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-11). Chinese Scholars Say Biden's China Policy Is More Similar to Trump's Than Expected. news.antiwar.com A group of Chinese foreign policy scholars said at a seminar reviewing President Biden's first 100 days in office "Judging from Biden's first 100 days, there is more continuity than the changes that we expected. The Biden administration also has a more focused and systematic approach," said Ni Feng, head of the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, according to The S…

Abahlali baseMjondolo (2021-05-11). eKhenana: A background provided in the context of the arrest of Mqapheli Bonono. zcomm.org The achievements of the eKhenana Occupation have been extraordinary.

Global Research News (2021-05-10). Selected Articles: US Encirclement of China. globalresearch.ca By Tensions between Washington and Beijing are not merely the recent results of former US President Donald Trump's time in office — but rather just the latest …

WSWS (2021-05-10). US drive against China sharpens political tensions in the Philippines. wsws.org The bourgeois opposition to President Duterte have formed a coalition party, 1Sambayan, whose fundamental concern is to reorient Philippine foreign relations away from Beijing and back towards Washington.

William I. Robinson (2021-05-10). What are the real reasons behind the New Cold War? mronline.org The U.S. is launching a New Cold War against Russia and China in an attempt to deflect our attention from the escalating crisis of global capitalism. | May 10, 2021 | Newswire…

Observer Research Foundation (2021-05-10). China In Sri Lanka: The Colombo Port Conundrum — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Sri Lanka's Parliament postponed discussion of a bill regarding Colombo Port City, but it is expected to pass.: | By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan | Since the return of the Rajapaksa brothers to office as president and prime minister in Sri Lanka, Colombo's relations with China have improved dramatically. Earlier in the week, the Sri Lankan Parliament decided to postpone a debate on the controversial Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill that was scheduled for the middle of the week. The bill was seen as supporting China's interests, and tantamount to ceding control over Colombo Port City. It trigg…

_____ (2021-05-10). G7 Or Failed Colonial Powers Telling The World What To Do. popularresistance.org The Foreign Ministers of G7 countries met in London this week and issued a communique painting Russia as a "malicious actor" and China as a "bully". It had little substance apart from ticking all the "right" boxes in its anti-China and anti-Russia campaign: Uyghurs, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Crimea, Ukraine, etc. It ended with arrogating to itself the mantle of being the "rules-based international order", distinct from what the real, lawful international order is, the United Nations and its Security Council. | This is why India's willingness to be a part of "invitees", to wait in the antechamber with Australia, South Ko…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-10). China urges calm, restraint amid Quds flare-up. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying called for calm and restraint on Monday amid tensions in east Jerusalem between the Israeli regime's security forces and Palestinian protesters.

Newsclick (2021-05-10). G7 and the US bid to reassert hegemony. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the latest G7 Foreign Ministers' meeting, the relevance and implications of the statements of the group and their approach to China and Russia…

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2021-05-10: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-05-10). US drive against China sharpens political tensions in the Philippines. wsws.org The bourgeois opposition to President Duterte have formed a coalition party, 1Sambayan, whose fundamental concern is to reorient Philippine foreign relations away from Beijing and back towards Washington.

Global Research News (2021-05-10). Selected Articles: US Encirclement of China. globalresearch.ca By Tensions between Washington and Beijing are not merely the recent results of former US President Donald Trump's time in office — but rather just the latest …

William I. Robinson (2021-05-10). What are the real reasons behind the New Cold War? mronline.org The U.S. is launching a New Cold War against Russia and China in an attempt to deflect our attention from the escalating crisis of global capitalism. | May 10, 2021 | Newswire…

Newsclick (2021-05-10). G7 and the US bid to reassert hegemony. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the latest G7 Foreign Ministers' meeting, the relevance and implications of the statements of the group and their approach to China and Russia…

East Asia Forum (2021-05-10). Talking Up War Over Taiwan Flouts Reason, Fact, Judgment And Australia's National Interest — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Gareth Evans* | It is never wise, in foreign affairs and defence policymaking, for emotion to trump reason, for politics to trump objectivity, or for sensitive judgment calls on major national interest issues to be made before they have to be. Talking up, as so many now are, the prospect of war with China — with Taiwan as the likely trigger point — runs the risk of offending all three prescriptions. | Before pounding more rhetorical drums, and producing ever more strident legislative, executive, diplomatic and military responses, Australia's Morrison government, and those in the commentariat who…

Mark J. Valencia (2021-05-10). Biden's South China Sea Policy So Far: A Mix Of Hopes, Hype And Disharmony — Analysis. eurasiareview.com President Joseph Biden's State Department strategic policy guidelines for U.S. foreign policy going forward declare that "the Indo-Pacific region is becoming the key to shaping the international order in the 21st century." The U.S. approach to issues in the South China Sea is only a subset of overall U.S. policy toward China and the region. But it is a bell-wether because these issues are at the forefront of Sino-American tactical and strategic confrontation and a nexus of their fundamental differences regarding the "international order." | Moreover, U.S. policy toward China and the South China Sea drives U.S.

_____ (2021-05-10). G7 Or Failed Colonial Powers Telling The World What To Do. popularresistance.org The Foreign Ministers of G7 countries met in London this week and issued a communique painting Russia as a "malicious actor" and China as a "bully". It had little substance apart from ticking all the "right" boxes in its anti-China and anti-Russia campaign: Uyghurs, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Crimea, Ukraine, etc. It ended with arrogating to itself the mantle of being the "rules-based international order", distinct from what the real, lawful international order is, the United Nations and its Security Council. | This is why India's willingness to be a part of "invitees", to wait in the antechamber with Australia, South Ko…

Observer Research Foundation (2021-05-10). China In Sri Lanka: The Colombo Port Conundrum — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Sri Lanka's Parliament postponed discussion of a bill regarding Colombo Port City, but it is expected to pass.: | By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan | Since the return of the Rajapaksa brothers to office as president and prime minister in Sri Lanka, Colombo's relations with China have improved dramatically. Earlier in the week, the Sri Lankan Parliament decided to postpone a debate on the controversial Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill that was scheduled for the middle of the week. The bill was seen as supporting China's interests, and tantamount to ceding control over Colombo Port City. It trigg…

sputniknews (2021-05-09). China's Red Cross Society to Send $1 Million to India Amid COVID-19 Surge. sputniknews.com BEIJING (Sputnik) – The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) will transfer $1 million to its Indian counterpart to support the organization's efforts in fighting the raging COVID-19 pandemic in the country, China's ambassador to India, Sun Weidong, said on Sunday.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Chinese Media Warns US Would Face 'Absolute Nightmare' in Conflict With China, Russia. sputniknews.com Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently characterized Moscow's relations with Beijing as "the best in their entire history," with the Chinese Foreign Ministry announcing last month that the two countries enjoy a "comprehensive partnership" and would "support each other in matters of protecting state sovereignty."

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Cuba Ready to Join WHO-Led COVAX Facility, Ambassador to China Says. sputniknews.com NINGDE, China (Sputnik) – Cuba is ready to join the COVAX vaccine-sharing mechanism led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Latin American country's ambassador to China, Carlos Miguel Pereira Hernandez, told Sputnik.

Staff (2021-05-09). VIDEO: Chinese rocket debris crashes back to Earth. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The remnants of China's largest rocket have plummeted back to Earth, plunging into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives, according to Chinese state media, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit.

East Asia Forum (2021-05-09). Washington Is Playing A Losing Game With China — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Chas W Freeman Jr* | America's latest policies toward China will prove self-defeating. US—China relations now exemplify Freeman's third law of strategic dynamics: for every hostile act there is a more hostile reaction. | Washington would be easy to spot in a game of chess. It's the player with no plan beyond an aggressive opening. That is no strategy at all. The failure to think several moves ahead matters. | Washington developed some well-founded complaints about Chinese economic behaviour — and launched a trade war. Washington was alarmed about China's potential to outcompete America — a…

sputniknews (2021-05-09). US Reportedly Wants to Redeploy Forces From Afghanistan Closer to Russia's Borders. sputniknews.com The US and NATO began their withdrawal from Afghanistan on 1 May, with the security situation in the country little better now than it was after the 2001 invasion. US President Joe Biden, in his announcement of the withdrawal in April, called on Russia, China and India to step up and "support Afghanistan" after the US leaves.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). China's CZ-5B Heavy-Lift Vehicle Re-entry Expected Over Mediterranean on Sunday. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The spent stage of China's Long March 5B (Chang Zheng 5B, or CZ-5B) rocket that launched the first module for the country's orbital station last month is expected to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere over the Mediterranean on Sunday, according to the latest estimates from the US Air Force.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). 'Failing to Meet Responsible Standards': NASA Slams China Over Rocket Debris. sputniknews.com The main module carried by the rocket is poised to be the control hub for the Tiangong (or "Heavenly Palace") orbital station that China wants to finish assembling by 2022.

Brian Berletic (2021-05-09). US Encirclement of China: A Progress Report. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Tensions between Washington …

Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer (2021-05-09). Dear China Rocket. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/further/rocket_best_tease_new_big_ball_tease_e03k8fyxsaiblfk.jpg

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2021-05-09: News Headlines

East Asia Forum (2021-05-10). Talking Up War Over Taiwan Flouts Reason, Fact, Judgment And Australia's National Interest — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Gareth Evans* | It is never wise, in foreign affairs and defence policymaking, for emotion to trump reason, for politics to trump objectivity, or for sensitive judgment calls on major national interest issues to be made before they have to be. Talking up, as so many now are, the prospect of war with China — with Taiwan as the likely trigger point — runs the risk of offending all three prescriptions. | Before pounding more rhetorical drums, and producing ever more strident legislative, executive, diplomatic and military responses, Australia's Morrison government, and those in the commentariat who…

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Chinese Media Warns US Would Face 'Absolute Nightmare' in Conflict With China, Russia. sputniknews.com Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently characterized Moscow's relations with Beijing as "the best in their entire history," with the Chinese Foreign Ministry announcing last month that the two countries enjoy a "comprehensive partnership" and would "support each other in matters of protecting state sovereignty."

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Cuba Ready to Join WHO-Led COVAX Facility, Ambassador to China Says. sputniknews.com NINGDE, China (Sputnik) – Cuba is ready to join the COVAX vaccine-sharing mechanism led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Latin American country's ambassador to China, Carlos Miguel Pereira Hernandez, told Sputnik.

East Asia Forum (2021-05-09). Washington Is Playing A Losing Game With China — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Chas W Freeman Jr* | America's latest policies toward China will prove self-defeating. US—China relations now exemplify Freeman's third law of strategic dynamics: for every hostile act there is a more hostile reaction. | Washington would be easy to spot in a game of chess. It's the player with no plan beyond an aggressive opening. That is no strategy at all. The failure to think several moves ahead matters. | Washington developed some well-founded complaints about Chinese economic behaviour — and launched a trade war. Washington was alarmed about China's potential to outcompete America — a…

sputniknews (2021-05-09). US Reportedly Wants to Redeploy Forces From Afghanistan Closer to Russia's Borders. sputniknews.com The US and NATO began their withdrawal from Afghanistan on 1 May, with the security situation in the country little better now than it was after the 2001 invasion. US President Joe Biden, in his announcement of the withdrawal in April, called on Russia, China and India to step up and "support Afghanistan" after the US leaves.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). China's CZ-5B Heavy-Lift Vehicle Re-entry Expected Over Mediterranean on Sunday. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The spent stage of China's Long March 5B (Chang Zheng 5B, or CZ-5B) rocket that launched the first module for the country's orbital station last month is expected to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere over the Mediterranean on Sunday, according to the latest estimates from the US Air Force.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). 'Failing to Meet Responsible Standards': NASA Slams China Over Rocket Debris. sputniknews.com The main module carried by the rocket is poised to be the control hub for the Tiangong (or "Heavenly Palace") orbital station that China wants to finish assembling by 2022.

Staff (2021-05-09). VIDEO: Chinese rocket debris crashes back to Earth. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The remnants of China's largest rocket have plummeted back to Earth, plunging into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives, according to Chinese state media, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit.

Brian Berletic (2021-05-09). US Encirclement of China: A Progress Report. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Tensions between Washington …

Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer (2021-05-09). Dear China Rocket. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/further/rocket_best_tease_new_big_ball_tease_e03k8fyxsaiblfk.jpg

Staff (2021-05-08). Iran to import large number of Chinese Covid-19 vaccines. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Following the held talks between Iranian FM Zarif and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, Iran is to import a large number of Covid-19 vaccines from China.

Ryan Hamby (2021-05-08). Book review: "The Holly" shines light on Denver's "urban war industrial complex" liberationnews.org In the context of last fall's attack on Denver and Aurora protest leaders, the book serves to educate the movement in Denver on a matter as relevant as ever — the machinations of the police to infiltrate and destroy the Black community and movements for Black liberation.

Eds. (2021-05-08). The Xinjiang genocide determination as agenda. mronline.org Because of the world's fundamental interconnectedness, the increasingly Cold War-like relations between The West and China have negative consequences for both systems and for the rest of the world. | May 8, 2021…

John Gilmore (2021-05-08). The Heat: China leads multilateralism talks at UN. america.cgtn.com The United Nations Security Council met in New York on Friday to discuss joint efforts to combat global challenges. The virtual gathering, chaired by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, sought to reaffirm support for multilateralism — nation's working together — and to …

sputniknews (2021-05-08). WHO Says Up to 194 Members to Decide on Taiwanese Observership at World Health Assembly. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, May 8 (Sputnik) – It is up to the 194 member states of the World Health Organization to decide on whether to extend an invitation to Taiwan to participate in the World Health Assembly, according to WHO.

Noam Chomsky (2021-05-08). United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? Not Really. zcomm.org The U.S. will "withdraw," but will also leave behind its assets to checkmate China and Russia. These geopolitical considerations eclipse any concern for the Afghan people…

East Asia Forum (2021-05-08). Why China Will Not Rebuild Syria — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Samy Akil* | A The European Union, the United States and other Western powers have ruled out investing in Syria while the Assad regime remains in power. The Biden admi…

RFA (2021-05-08). China Pressed To Improve Climate Pledges — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Michael Lelyveld | Two weeks after President Xi Jinping took part in the U.S.-sponsored climate summit of world leaders, it is hard to tell whether China has made a commitment to tougher carbon reduction deadlines or not. | In a carefully worded statement on April 22, Xi left it unclear whether China will go beyond pledges that he made last September to reach a peak in carbon emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. | Particular attention was paid to China's largest source of carbon emissions — the country's consumption of high- polluting coal. | While China is rapidly increasing it…

sputniknews (2021-05-08). US Africa Command Top General Says China Wants Naval Base in Region. sputniknews.com The US' relationship with China did not get any better when the Biden administration took office, with officials from the two countries openly bickering before the media at a meeting in Alaska hosted by Secretary of State Antony Blinken earlier this year.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-08). From Global Times opinion piece. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Washington's 'small clique' politics exposed as China, Russia battle with US over 'rules', 'multilateralism' at UN Excerpts In its 240-plus years of existence, the US has been at war for all but 16 years. The US military budget for 2019 exceeded $716 billion, which is equal to the military spending of the next nine countries …

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