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.