60 Minutes Australia Keeps Churning Out War-With-China Propaganda

Thursday, 25 May 2023 — Caitlin Johnson

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60 Minutes Australia has been playing a leading role in saturating Australian airwaves with consent-manufacturing messaging in support of militarising to participate in a US war against China. A segment they ran a year ago is titled “Prepare for Armageddon: China’s warning to the world,” and features an image of Xi Jinping overlaid with war planes and explosions and captioned “POKING THE PANDA”. Another from a year ago is titled “War with China: Are we closer than we think?” Another from ten months ago is titled “China’s new target in the battle to control the Pacific.” Another from six months ago is titled “Inside the battle for Taiwan and China’s looming war threat.” Another from two months ago is titled “Is the Navy ready? How the U.S. is preparing amid a naval buildup in China.”

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China steps up, a new era has dawned in world politics

Saturday, 11 March 2023 — Indian Punchline


Under Chinese mediation, Saudi Arabia and Iran have reached an agreement to resume diplomatic relations, Beijing, March 10, 2023

The agreement announced on Friday in Beijing regarding the normalisation of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran and the reopening of their embassies is a historic event. It goes way beyond an issue of Saudi-Iranian relations. China’s mediation signifies that we are witnessing a profound shift of the tectonic plates in the geopolitics of the 21st century.

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No, Australia Does Not Actually Need To Prepare For War With China

Tuesday, 7 March 2023 — Caitlin Johnson

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In the latest instance of the Australian media’s deluge of propaganda geared toward manufacturing consent for war with China, Nine Entertainment-owned newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age have brought together a panel of “experts” to assess how well-prepared Australia is for a hot war with its primary trading partner. The question of if that war is necessary or should be prepared for is left completely unexamined.

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War party target lists expands from Crimea to China

Friday, 3 March 2023 — The Grayzone

Scheduled for 3 Mar 2023
The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate cover the growing pressure on the Biden administration to take its Ukraine proxy war to Crimea, while military leaders openly discuss plans for war with China over Taiwan, while acknowledging the inevitability of Taiwan’s destruction. The militaristic fever comes as antiwar rallies gain momentum across the Atlantic and Ukraine’s military appears bogged down in the Donbas.

China reboots ‘no limit’ partnership with Russia

Tuesday, 28 February 2023 — Indian Punchline


Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) met with Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Wang Yi, Kremlin, Moscow, February 22, 2023

The ‘butterfly effect’ of the visit by the Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee Wang Yi to Moscow on February 21-22 is already discernible. It can influence a much larger complex system still.

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The United States Wants to Make Taiwan the Ukraine of the East: The Sixth Newsletter (2023)

Thursday, 9 February 2023 — The Tricontinental

Kawayan De Guia Philippines Nature of Currency 2017Kawayan De Guia (Philippines), Nature of Currency, 2017.

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Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

On 2 February 2023, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. of the Philippines met with US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin at Malacañang Palace in Manila, where they agreed to expand the US military presence in the country. In a joint statement, the two governments agreed to ‘announce their plans to accelerate the full implementation of the Enhanced Defence Cooperation Agreement (EDCA)’ and ‘designate four new Agreed Locations in strategic areas of the country’. The EDCA, which was agreed upon in 2014, allows the US to use land in the Philippines for its military activities. It was formulated almost a quarter of a century after US troops vacated their bases in the Philippines – including a massive base at Subic Bay – during the collapse of the USSR.

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Blinken’s Travel Canceling Adds To China Hate

Sunday, 5 February 2023 — Moon of Alabama

In 1964 Richard Hofstadter wrote about The Paranoid Style in American Politics:

Events since 1939 have given the contemporary right-wing paranoid a vast theatre for his imagination, full of rich and proliferating detail, replete with realistic cues and undeniable proofs of the validity of his suspicions. The theatre of action is now the entire world, and he can draw not only on the events of World War II, but also on those of the Korean War and the Cold War. Any historian of warfare knows it is in good part a comedy of errors and a museum of incompetence; but if for every error and every act of incompetence one can substitute an act of treason, many points of fascinating interpretation are open to the paranoid imagination. In the end, the real mystery, for one who reads the primary works of paranoid scholarship, is not how the United States has been brought to its present dangerous position but how it has managed to survive at all.

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China Appears Poised to Achieve through Cooperation in the 21st Century what Japan Sought to Achieve through Coercion in the 20th

Tuesday, 31 January 2023 — CovertAction Magazine

By Jeremy Kuzmarov

Illustration: Craig Stephens[Source: scmp.com]

U.S. elites have predictably reacted with hysteria to China’s rise and could go so far as to provoke a world war to try to salvage their Southeast Asia empire—as the Roosevelt administration did with Japan on the eve of Pearl Harbor.

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In 2022, The U.S.-led Unipolar Order Was More Unstable Than Ever

Monday, 9 January 2023 — Chronicles of Haiphong

The age of American Hegemony is coming to an end, but not without bringing massive levels of instability worldwide in its wake

In 2022 the U.S.-Led Unipolar Order Was More Unstable Than Ever

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin via video link on December 30, which drew alarm from certain Western media outlets. The New York Times, for example, concluded that the call came amid a “weak moment” for both leaders. Readers were led to believe that both China and Russia find themselves “isolated and desperate.” However, the assertion conceals a more difficult truth. That is, the U.S.-led unipolar order has experienced a number of challenges to its stability over the course of 2022 that show no sign of letting up in the new year.

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Russia dropping US dollar for Chinese yuan – and fast

Saturday, 31 December 2022 — Multipolarista

Due to Western sanctions, Russia’s central bank is dropping the US dollar, will buy Chinese yuan on foreign exchange market. Yuan’s share of Moscow’s currency trading increased from 1% to 45% in 2022


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Russia has spent years trying to decrease its dependency on the US dollar. But especially since the escalation of the proxy war in Ukraine in 2022, Moscow has accelerated its drive toward de-dollarization.

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Nothing Good Will Come from the New Cold War with Australia as a Frontline State: The Forty-Ninth Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 8 December 2022 — The Tricontinental

John Prince Siddon Australia Slim Dusty Looking Forward Looking Back 2021John (Prince) Siddon (Australia), Slim Dusty, Looking Forward, Looking Back, 2021.

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Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

On 15 November 2022, during the G20 summit in Bali (Indonesia), Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese told journalists that his country ‘seeks a stable relationship with China’. This is because, as Albanese pointed out, China is ‘Australia’s largest trading partner. They are worth more than Japan, the United States, and the Republic of Korea… combined’. Since 2009, China has also been Australia’s largest destination for exports as well as the largest single source of Australia’s imports.

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Reflections on Events in Afghanistan — 41

Thursday, 1 December 2022 — Indian Punchline


At least 100 children were killed in a terrorist attack at a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 30, 2022

41. US brings culture wars to Afghanistan

The time has come to pick up threads from my blog of January 27 titled The West co-opts the Taliban. Indeed, the wheel has come full circle: the three-day conclave in Oslo on January 23-25 between a core group of Western diplomats with Taliban officials failed to work out a reasonable a modus vivendi. The pendulum has since swung to the other extreme.

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Xi vs Trudeau: How China is Rewriting History with the Colonial West

Monday, 28 November 2022 — MintPress News

Xi vs Trudeau: How China is Rewriting History with the Colonial West

Though brief, the exchange between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Indonesia on November 16 has become a social media sensation. Xi, assertive if not domineering, lectured the visibly apprehensive Trudeau about the etiquette of diplomacy. This exchange can be considered another watershed moment in China’s relationship with the West.

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Amid Growing War Frenzy in Europe, Cement King Settles Scores with China

Friday, 11 November 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Felix Abt

Max Amstutz, the Cement King. [Source: wikipedia.org]

Max Amstutz, the former head of the world’s largest cement company, Holcim, is calling on Europe, like many other Western warmongers before him, to arm itself massively against China and Russia in preparation for the inevitable major confrontation.

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Historic significance of Xi’s Saudi visit

Tuesday, 8 November 2022 — Indian Punchline


Chinese President Xi Jinping is reportedly planning to visit Saudi Arabia in the second week of December 2020

The report that Chinese President Xi Jinping is planning his first overseas trip after the Party Congress and it may be to Saudi Arabia drips with enormous symbolism. According to the Wall Street Journal, the visit is likely to take place early December and hectic preparations are under way.

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Scholz’s China trip raises hackles

Saturday, 5 November 2022 — Indian Punchline


Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) received German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at Great Hall of the People, Beijing, November 4, 2022

German diplomacy presented a riveting sight of “counterpoint” with Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock hosting her G7 partners in Münster on November 3-4 even as Chancellor Olaf Sholz was emplaning from Berlin on a one-day visit to Beijing.

The photo-op showed the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken flanking Baerbock at the main table with Under-secretary of State Victoria Nuland — best known as the master of ceremonies at the 2014 “Maidan” coup in Kiev in 2014 — peering from behind.

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