Big picture of disengagement in Ladakh

Saturday, 10 September 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

The Ministry of External Affairs has done the right thing by explaining its taciturn press release on Thursday in a single sentence regarding the disengagement of troops in the area of Gogra-Hotsprings along the LAC in the Western Sector of India-China border areas.

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US Provocations Over Taiwan and Beijing’s Steady Remedy

Saturday, 3 September 2022 — Land Destroyer

September 3, 2022 (Brian Berletic – New Eastern Outlook) – The early August visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took place amid heavy protests from Beijing. The visit was a blatant violation of Washington’s bilateral agreement with Beijing regarding the “One China” policy as well as a violation of international law regarding political independence and territorial integrity.

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Blaming China and other developing countries for climate change ‘is simply racist’

Friday, 26 August 2022 — MROnline

| Blaming China and other developing countries for climate change is simply racist | MR Online

In response to our article posted on another Facebook environmental site commenting on how China leads the world in green energy, a US reader from New York in the USA commented:

It may, but China is still the biggest CO2 emitter by far.

This sort of snide response needs to be called out for what its is–Western supremacist bigotry.

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US Space Force Wants to Disrupt Russia-China Space Cooperation

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 —Global Research

Both Russia and China have been responding to the US militarization of space by enhancing their own capabilities, both separately and jointly.

By Drago Bosnic
Close strategic partnership between Russia and China has been the mainstay of their relationship for decades. The US has been trying to disrupt this successful partnership ever since, especially as Russia started regaining its strength, but the incessant belligerent actions of the imperialist thalassocracy have pushed the two (Eur)Asian superpowers even closer. This cooperation is manifold, but its space component is particularly concerning for the US, as it has serious security implications. The Pentagon is worried that the US “might not be able to match the united financing and know-how” of Moscow and Beijing.

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How Much has the US Promised to Pay for Lithuania’s anti-Chinese Policy?

16 August 2022 — New Eastern Outlook

Author: Valery Kulikov

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On August 7, a delegation of 11 Lithuanian officials led by Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Agnė Vaiciukevičiūtė arrived in Taiwan on a five-day visit. According to the Taiwanese Foreign Ministry, the purpose of the delegation’s visit is to “strengthen strategic cooperation and business ties in advanced sectors.” In reality, however, the Lithuanian vice-ministers talked about the possibility of signing documents that hinted at Taiwan’s independence, thus sending a signal to the separatist forces on the island that was not friendly to Beijing.

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Amidst Uproar Over Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan, Media Ignores Aggressive U.S. Maritime Action in South China Seas

Thursday, 18 August, 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Sara Flounders

Watch out Rim of the Pacific, a Rim of China may be on the horizonU.S. Carrier Strike Force in the South China Sea. [Source: taiwannews.com]

In order to force high-tech companies to decouple from the People’s Republic of China and reverse U.S. decline, U.S. imperialism needs a political/military crisis with China

Why has there been almost no coverage of U.S.-led naval maritime exercises in the South China Sea at the same time multi-millionaire Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was visiting Taiwan?

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World order looks different from Moscow, Beijing

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Chinese, Russian warships in joint drills, Sea of Japan, Oct 2021

The Chinese Defence Ministry announced today its participation in the Vostok 2022 strategic command and staff exercise in Russia, which is slated for August 30-September 5. The low-key statement in Beijing said China will send some troops and the participation is within the framework of the two countries’ annual cooperation plan.

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China-US decoupling gushes out

Saturday, 13 August 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

In a flurry of statements on Friday against the backdrop of escalating US-China tensions, five of China’s biggest state-owned companies announced their intent to delist from the New York Stock Exchange — PetroChina Co Ltd, China Life Insurance Co, China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, Aluminium Corp of China and Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co. which represent over 300 billion dollars in market cap.

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Can We Please Have an Adult Conversation about China?: The Thirty-Second Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 11 August 2022 — The Tricontinental

Wang Bingxiu of the Shuanglang Farmer Painting Club Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture China Untitled 2018Wang Bingxiu of the Shuanglang Farmer Painting Club (Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, China), Untitled, 2018.

Dear friends,

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

As the US legislative leader Nancy Pelosi swept into Taipei, people around the world held their breath. Her visit was an act of provocation. In December 1978, the US government – following a United Nations General Assembly decision in 1971 – recognised the People’s Republic of China, setting aside its previous treaty obligations to Taiwan. Despite this, US President Jimmy Carter signed the Taiwan Relations Act (1979), which allowed US officials to maintain intimate contact with Taiwan, including through the sale of weapons. This decision is noteworthy as Taiwan was under martial law from 1949 to 1987, requiring a regular weapons supplier.

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The Intricate Fight For Africa: The Legacy of the Soviet Union vs Western Colonialism

Monday, 8 August 2022 — MintPress News

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s recent tour in Africa was meant to be a game changer, not only in terms of Russia’s relations with the continent, but in the global power struggle involving the US, Europe, China, India, Turkey and others.

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China News Links 5-6 August 2022

Saturday, 6 August 2022 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least the reader has some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

Pelosi’s Taiwan visit places the U.S. on the wrong side of history
https://williambowles.info/2022/08/06/pelosis-taiwan-visit-places-the-u-s-on-the-wrong-side-of-history/

Ivan Timofeev: Beijing and Moscow can lead a kickback against the West dictating to the rest of the world
https://www.rt.com/news/560353-west-world-hegemony-lesson/

Ivan Timofeev: The rest of the world can use a lesson from history to neuter the hegemonic power of the West
https://www.rt.com/news/560353-west-world-hegemony-lessom/

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Pelosi’s Taiwan visit places the U.S. on the wrong side of history

Friday, 5 August 2022 — The Chronicles of Haiphong

This article was originally published in CGTN on August 5th, 2022

Danny Haiphong

The special aircraft carrying the U.S. House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi seen departing at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Malaysia, August 2, 2022. /CFP

On August 2, U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi led a Congressional delegation to Taiwan despite numerous warnings from China’s Foreign Ministry and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to reconsider. Pelosi’s military aircraft snuck into Taiwan late in the evening.

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China News Links 4-5 August 2022

Friday, 5 August 2022 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least the reader has some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

China launches secretive spacecraft – media
https://www.rt.com/news/560296-china-space-launch-rocket/

The Killing of al-Qaeda Chief Ayman al Zawahiri Will Not Make Us Safer
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2022/08/04/the-killing-of-al-qaeda-chief-ayman-al-zawahiri-will-not-make-us-safer/

The First Cracks in the Biden-Zelensky Relationship Appear. But Why Now?
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2022/08/04/the-first-cracks-in-the-biden-zelensky-relationship-appear-but-why-now/

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Another War? History of US-China Relations. The One China Policy and the 1972 Shanghai Communiqué

Thursday, 4 August 2022 — — Global Research

Joe Biden Uses Nancy Pelosi to Provoke China

By Sara Flounders

U.S. provocations against China have moved into high gear. Even as the war in Ukraine, instigated by Washington, unfolds with disastrous consequences for European economies and vibrates through the world economy, a more ominous confrontation is planned.

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China News Links 3-4 August 2022

Thursday, 4 August 2022 • 18:30 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least the reader has some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

Sri Lankans Seek a World in Which They Can Find Laughter Together
https://dissidentvoice.org/2022/08/sri-lankans-seek-a-world-in-which-they-can-find-laughter-together/

Ten Truths That Can’t Be Published Under The U.S. Regime
https://orientalreview.org/2022/08/04/ten-truths-that-cant-be-published-under-the-u-s-regime/

How China is Countering US Sanctions
https://journal-neo.org/2022/08/04/how-china-is-countering-us-sanctions/

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China News Links 2-3 August 2022

Wednesday, 3 August 2022 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least the reader has some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

Nancy Pelosi, You Silly Biddy
https://orientalreview.org/2022/08/03/nancy-pelosi-you-silly-biddy/

Myanmar: a focal point in Washington’s campaign to sow cold war chaos
https://seeyouin2020.blogspot.com/2022/08/myanmar-focal-point-in-washingtons.html

Has China Been Bluffing?
https://dissidentvoice.org/2022/08/has-china-been-bluffing/

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China News Links 1-2 August 2022

Tuesday, 2 August 2022 • 17:30 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular and some links may not work, depending on your location but I’ve kept them anyway, so at least the reader has some idea of the scale of censorship now operating in the ‘democratic’ West.

US Intends to Strengthen its Influence in Uzbekistan by Appointing a New Ambassador
https://journal-neo.org/2022/08/02/us-intends-to-strengthen-its-influence-in-uzbekistan-by-appointing-a-new-ambassador/

How China Warns Of Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip
https://popularresistance.org/how-china-warns-of-pelosis-taiwan-trip/

With RIMPAC, South Korea Expands Its Military Footprint
https://popularresistance.org/with-rimpac-south-korea-expands-its-military-footprint/

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China sternly warns Biden admin not to arrange Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, PLA ‘will not sit idly by’

Tuesday, 2 August 2022 — Global Times

By Wang Qi

A naval fleet comprised of the guided-missile destroyers Ningbo (Hull 139) and Taiyuan (Hull 131), as well as the guided-missile frigate Nantong (Hull 601), steams in astern formation in waters of the East China Sea during a maritime training drill in late January, 2021.Photo:China MilitaryA naval fleet comprised of the guided-missile destroyers Ningbo (Hull 139) and Taiyuan (Hull 131), as well as the guided-missile frigate Nantong (Hull 601), steams in astern formation in waters of the East China Sea during a maritime training drill. Photo:China Military

The Chinese Foreign Ministry and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) are keeping up the pressure on the US over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s potential visit to the island of Taiwan, urging the US to honor US President Joe Biden’s promise to not support “Taiwan independence,” while media outlets from the US and Taiwan reported that Pelosi is expected to visit the island shortly.

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China is still playing the long game on Taiwan

Monday, 1 August 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Mao Zedong (L) shakes hands with US President Richard Nixon on weeklong visit to China in Feb 1972 in a historic strategic overture

The tame ending of the saga of Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan leaves many intriguing loose ends, although the world is lucky that she didn’t choose to test the authenticity of the Chinese rhetoric.

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