China Forges Ahead Through Chaos and US Threats

10 May 2020 — Asia Times

Beijing is turbocharging its Belt and Road and other game-changing plans despite Covid-19 and US hybrid warfare

Amid the deepest economic contraction in nearly a century, President Xi Jinping had already made it very clear, last month, that China should be ready for unprecedented, relentless foreign challenges.

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Catholic Clergy Warns that COVID-19 Used as “Pretext” to “Control People”

11 May 2020 — Global Research

Three Cardinals Join Global Appeal Decrying Crackdown on Basic Freedoms Over Coronavirus

By Paul Smeaton, May 11, 2020

Catholic clergy led by former papal nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò and Cardinals Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, Joseph Zen, and Janis Pujats have joined an appeal “for the Church and the world” that warns that the COVID-19 pandemic is being used as a “pretext” by world leaders to “control” people, strip them of their fundamental rights, while providing a “disturbing prelude to the realization of a world government beyond all control”.

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