9:26 [Global Times] (E)
"I`m from Hong Kong and protesters here have some of the smartest tactics when fighting with our own police brutality. Here is an example of how they put out tear gas. I`ll share more if y`all need."
15:08 [Consortium News] (E)
It is hard to explain Australia to foreigners: a complicated former British colonial society that likes to think of itself as simple and honest, and sometimes persuades others that this may be true. The Australia of the “Dustyesky Russian Choir” that recently became a brief sensation on Russia’s mainstream Channel One is a reassuring image: one in which some Russians might still sentimentally like to believe. Yet there is a darker side. An Australian Rip Van Winkle who had gone to sleep in, say, 1990 and woke up today would not recognize his country, whose elites have become more greedy, more corrupt, more indifferent to old-fashioned notions of a shared national interest.
8:39 [Voltairenet] (E)
House Representative Scott Perry (Republican, California) introduced a bill on 19 May 2020 (HR6948) that would "authorize the President to recognize the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China as a separate, independent country, and for other purposes”. Although the text has not yet been handed out due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is known that the bill aims to get the 11th Panchen Lama, recognized by the current 14th Dalai Lama, to take part in the designation of the next 15th Dalai Lama.
9:29 [China Daily] (E)
The Hong Kong rioters and other violent so-called opposition figures are going to get a big surprise soon: Their actions may simply not be tolerated, anymore. In fact, they might become illegal. But not because, as the White House and the Western mass media are continuously trumpeting, “China is governed by the Communist Party”, but simply because such activities are illegal in China as well as in most parts of the world, including the United States and Europe.
8:38 [China Daily HK] (E)
For several months, Western mass media called the Hong Kong rioters “pro-democracy protesters”. It still does. But I began to notice a new, even deadlier terminology. Now, the black-clad ninja-looking men and women that are periodically and violently clashing with the law-enforcement forces are once in a while described as “pro-independence”.
21:28 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
Blaming China for the Covid-19 pandemic is false. But the U.S. will continue to do so as a part of its larger anti-China strategy. As the U.S. is busy countering the epidemic at home China has already defeated it within its borders. It now uses the moment to remove an issue the U.S. has long used to harass it. Hong Kong will finally be liberated from its U.S. supported racists disguised as liberals.
10:56 [Indian Punchline] (E)
The nation-wide lockdown, which is entering the last phase, has been optimally utilised as “previous preparation” to put in place a Maginot Line. Now, the invader may outflank it and the line of defensive fortifications may be inspiring a false sense of insecurity only. Time will tell. The efficacy of the concrete fortifications, obstacles, and weapon installations will depend on the tenacity and resilience of the defenders as much as the guile and unpredictability of the medieval virus. Nonetheless, in life, it is better to be contented over something than to have nothing at all.
15:12 [Asia Times] (E)
With hybrid warfare 2.0 against China reaching fever pitch, the New Silk Roads, or Belt and Road Initiative, will continue to be demonized 24/7 as the proverbial evil communist plot for economic and geopolitical domination of the “free” world, boosted by a sinister disinformation campaign. It’s idle to discuss with simpletons. In the interest of an informed debate, what matters is to find the deeper roots of Beijing’s strategy – what the Chinese learned from their own rich history and how they are applying these lessons as a re-emerging major power in the young 21st century.
12:52 [Global Times] (E)
In the past two days, China reported more than 20 local confirmed cases of COVID-19, all of which come respectively from the two infectious chains in Hubei`s Wuhan and Jilin`s Shulan. Although they are sporadic outbreaks, the Chinese people have paid deserved attention and raised their alert. On Monday, Shulan underwent a quasi "lockdown" state or "war" state.
12:47 [Global Times] (E)
Facing a cascading coronavirus onslaught and the tumult of the impending presidential election in November, US President Donald Trump and his team are playing the "China-bashing" card again, a ritual the cohort of China hawks in Washington find useful and expedient to shirk responsibility and guilt. Besides, dereliction of their duty has caused the traumatic mess and human loss in the US.
12:17 [RT] (E)
Chinese authorities plan to test all of Wuhan’s 11 million residents for Covid-19 in a little over a week. After more than a month without newly-recorded cases, the disease has suddenly reappeared in the city.
11:57 [China Daily HK] (E)
Several media outlets reported that “hundreds of protesters did gather in small groups at a shopping mall in the town of Sha Tin, chanting slogans and holding protest flags”. A few other groups of rioters were spotted at various other locations in the city. They were holding banners, and singing and chanting slogans that were described by Western journalists as “pro-democracy” and “anti-Beijing”. As Hong Kong is still fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, the police, naturally, sent the rioters packing.
18:28 [Asia Times] (E)
Fasten your seat belts: the US hybrid war against China is bound to go on frenetic overdrive, as economic reports are already identifying Covid-19 as the tipping point when the Asian – actually Eurasian – century truly began. The US strategy remains, essentially, full spectrum dominance, with the National Security Strategy obsessed by the three top “threats” of China, Russia and Iran. China, in contrast, proposes a “community of shared destiny” for mankind, mostly addressing the Global South.
15:36 [Asia Times] (E)
If Kim Jong Un lost any weight during his nearly three-week absence from public view you wouldn’t be able to tell it by looking at photos his regime said showed him at a ribbon-cutting event Friday.
7:36 [Asia TImes] (E)
The rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was seriously ill, perhaps on the verge of death, sent small shock waves through the capitals of Seoul, Washington and Beijing. All three governments were suddenly confronted with the need to prepare for a possible collapse of authority in a nuclear-armed state without any clear plan for succession of power.
22:35 [Tass] (E)
26 APR 2020 - The news that Kim Jong-un missed the national holiday fueled rumors on his alleged illness. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has expressed gratitude to the workers of a major construction project in the town of Samjiyon, the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Workers` Party of Korea Rodong Sinmun wrote on Sunday. "Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un thanked the workers, who have sincerely and with all their heart made a contribution to creating the town of Samjiyon," the article reads, giving no further details when the message was sent to the builders and on Kim’s whereabouts....The news that Kim Jong-un missed the national holiday fueled rumors on his alleged illness. However, neither the officials nor state media nor sources in Pyongyang have confirmed these rumors.
23:11 [Asia Times] (E)
As a living embodiment of how East and West shall meet, Mahbubani is immeasurably more capable to talk about Chinese-linked intricacies than shallow, self-described Western “experts” on Asia and China. Especially now when demonization-heavy hybrid war 2.0 against China is practiced by most factions of the US government, the Deep State and the East Coast establishment.
22:28 [Tass] (E)
The Kremlin has no information if media rumors about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s health have anything to do with the reality, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Tuesday. "We’ve seen the media reports. We have no idea to what extent these reports agree with the reality. We are waiting for official information," Peskov said. Earlier the television network CNN quoted a source in the US administration as saying the United States was studying intelligence reports the North Korean leader was experiencing health problems after an alleged surgery.
8:00 [Consortium News] (E)
The World Economic Forum, the Financial Times and others laud Vietnam as a low cost Covid-19 success story to be emulated by poor countries with limited resources, say Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram.
9:54 [21st Century Wire] (E)
An old road between Balikpapan and Samarinda passes through the poor villages, through rural slums, as well as stalls selling second-rate local fruits. The cheap, unhygienic eateries, are now half-empty. While the traffic is still heavy here, the ‘real action’ is somewhere else; a few kilometers away, where the new motorway is being constructed; a motorway which will, eventually, connect Balikpapan, Samarinda and potentially the new Indonesian capital city which is expected to rise somewhere around the now dirt poor Sepaku Village, in the area of Penajam Paser Utara.
9:01 [Xinhua] (E)
China`s gross domestic product stood at 20.65 trillion yuan (about 2.91 trillion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of 2020 amid COVID-19 impact, down 6.8 percent year on year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Friday.
12:59 [Sputnik] (E)
As China begins to resume regular operations amid a declining number of COVID-19 cases , the US is still battling the to break the virus` growth trend, with even the American military unable to escape its grasp.
11:32 [Sputnik] (E)
Earlier in the day, Japan`s Kyodo news agency reported that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to declare a state of emergency in the country later this week in order to contain the rapid spread of COVID-19.
10:59 [Xinhua] (E)
The Health Commission of Hubei Province, where Wuhan is the capital, said the virus` death toll climbed by eight in the province, but the total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan and Hubei remained at 50,005 and 67,800 on Wednesday.
10:57 [Xinhua] (E)
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Wednesday chaired a leadership meeting to analyze the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic prevention and control as well as the economic development at home and abroad.
8:42 [The Grayzone] (E)
By Ajit Singh - While posing as a grassroots human rights organization, the World Uyghur Congress is a US-funded and directed separatist network that has forged alliances with far-right ethno-nationalist groups. The goal spelled out by its founders is clear: the destabilization of China and regime change in Beijing. In recent years, few stories have generated as much outrage in the West as the condition of Uyghur Muslims in China. Reporting on the issue is typically represented through seemingly spontaneous leaks of information and expressions of resistance by Uyghur human rights activists struggling to be heard against a tyrannical Chinese government. True or not, nearly everything that appears in Western media accounts of China’s Uyghur Muslims is the product of a carefully conceived media campaign generated by an apparatus of right-wing, anti-communist Uyghur separatists funded and trained by the US government.
7:11 [China Plus] (E)
The distance between people who are thousands of miles apart is being overcome by the Internet. In some remote areas of China, the Internet not only opens a door for local people to reach the rest of the world, but also provides them hope for the future. A remote location can no longer limit the imagination of people in need. They can achieve their dreams through e-commerce, e-lesson and e-financial service platforms. An e-financial services platform is making a difference in the lives of women living in China`s rural areas through an innovative online game that raises public awareness of their needs, as well as providing them with financial support.
8:26 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
The New Silk Roads – or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – were launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013, first in Central Asia (Nur-Sultan) and then Southeast Asia (Jakarta). One year later, the Chinese economy overtook the U.S. on a PPP basis. Inexorably, year after year since the start of the millennium, the U.S. share of the global economy shrinks while China’s increases. China is already the key hub of the global economy and the leading trade partner of nearly 130 nations. While the U.S. economy is hollowed out, and the casino financing of the U.S. government – repo markets and all – reads as a dystopian nightmare, the civilization-state steps ahead in myriad areas of technological research, not least because of Made in China 2025.
7:43 [Tass] (E)
The United States has become the "largest state actor of espionage in the cyber space," and "empire of hackers," Chinese Foreign Ministry’s official spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters on Monday. The statement came in response to a question about media reports that US intelligence used the Swiss company Crypto AG`s encoding devices to spy on other countries. "Facts have proven time and again that as the largest state actor of espionage in the cyber space, the US is worthy of the name of "empire of hackers". The sky`s the limit with the US when it comes to spying," the diplomat said.
16:10 [responsiblestatecraft] (E)
...During any normal news cycle, however, the announcement by the government of the Philippines that it had served official notice to Washington that it was terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), would amount to a geopolitical tsunami.
14:39 [TASS] (E)
Talks between Japan and Russia are making a transition to another phase, when parties discuss key issues in a more positive way, Japan’s Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said after talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.
9:39 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
The pawns of the Grand Chessboard are starting to move much more boldly – in an unpredicted by the punditry decision the Philippines have asked U.S. forces to leave their islands indefinitely. It was impossible to think even 10 or 15 years ago that a country as completely militarily helpless as the Philippines would dare to stand up to Uncle Sam, but now this has become a reality. In a microcosm this move could be blamed on Duterte’s fiery personal character, or as some sort of fluke, but this is a growing trend that will probably continue for at least the next few years, in which ideology actually plays a major unseen role.
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