Monday, July 13, 2020

MixedTimes - Simon Kent

Fantasy Land: China Investigates and Clears Self over Coronavirus Response

Fantasy Land: China Investigates and Clears Self over Coronavirus Response

Senior Chinese Communist Party officials released a lengthy report Sunday on the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, claiming a rigorous and lengthy investigation shows Chinaprovided information to the world in a timely and transparent manner at all times.

Australian Lawmaker Calls Mass Protesters 'Incredibly Self-Indulgent'

Australian Lawmaker Calls Mass Protesters 'Incredibly Self-Indulgent'

A senior member of Australia's parliament has taken protesters to task for massing on city streets across the country, saying their defiance ofpublic health rules endangered the lives of others by being "reckless" and "irresponsible" at a time of a pandemic.

Joe Biden: ‘10 to 15 Percent’ of Americans Are ‘Not Very Good People’

Joe Biden: ‘10 to 15 Percent’ of Americans Are ‘Not Very Good People’

Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden claimed Thursday night most Americans were good people who see improvement as a possibility for the nation, while lamenting “there are probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there that are just not very good people.

Merkel Backs 'Accomplished' E.U. for Global Role in Coronavirus Crisis

Merkel Backs 'Accomplished' E.U. for Global Role in Coronavirus Crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday outlined her vision for a global European Union, backing it to deliver guidance on handling the Chinese coronavirus pandemic based on what she claimed was the manifest evidence of the organization's achievements.

China Applauds W.H.O. Chief Tedros: He Has 'Done a Good Job'

China Applauds W.H.O. Chief Tedros: He Has 'Done a Good Job'

The Chinese coronavirus has killed more than 342,000 people around the globe, decimated economies and laid waste to the hopes and dream of millions of people, yet the bungled response ofWorld Health Organization (W.H.O.

62 Nations Back Australia's Demand for Chinese Coronavirus Probe

62 Nations Back Australia's Demand for Chinese Coronavirus Probe

Australia’s demand for an investigation into the World Health Organization’s bungled response to the deadly Chinese coronavirus pandemic now has the backing of 62 nations, all willing to support a draft resolution addressing the issue Tuesday at a meeting of the World Health Assembly.

Australian Union Wants Global Push Back Against Chinese Communist Party

Australian Union Wants Global Push Back Against Chinese Communist Party

The traditionally left-wing Australian Workers' Union (AWU) has put partisan politics to one side and joined calls for China's efforts at global supremecy to be defeated. It wants a “trade NATO” bloc powerful enough to take on “China’s preferred approach of bilateral bullying” as a preferred means of keeping free trade a reality.

Furious Iran Orders Washington to 'Stop Its State Terrorism'

Furious Iran Orders Washington to 'Stop Its State Terrorism'

Iran on Thursday rejected any and all charges that it might be involved in sponsoring terror organizations around the globe, instead deflecting the criticism by demandingWashington “must stop its state terrorism.

U.N. Disappointment as World Leaders 'Unlikely' to Gather for 75th Anniversary

U.N. Disappointment as World Leaders 'Unlikely' to Gather for 75th Anniversary

World leaders and thousands of other diplomatic participants will not gather in New York in September for the annual U.N. General Assembly, Secretary General Antonio Guterres lamented Thursday, as the globalist body marks 75 years since it was inaugurated in the shadow of the end World War II.

U.S. Congress Group Backs Ally Australia Against China Trade Threats

U.S. Congress Group Backs Ally Australia Against China Trade Threats

A bipartisan U.S. Congress group has slammed China for threatening punitive economic sanctions against long-term ally Australia. The support follows Prime Minister Scott Morrison's very public drive for an independent investigation into the origins of the global Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

China to Embrace Nuclear Option and Counter 'Warmonger U.S.'

China to Embrace Nuclear Option and Counter 'Warmonger U.S.'

China should expand its stock of nuclear warheads to 1,000 sooner rather than later,the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party said Friday, adding the latest class of intercontinental missiles capable of striking continental United States should be included in that expansion.

China Rebuffs Trump: Backs W.H.O. to Reject Wuhan Investigation Call

China Rebuffs Trump: Backs W.H.O. to Reject Wuhan Investigation Call

China renewed its backing of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) on Wednesday, with asenior Chinese diplomat saying there will be no inspection of the Wuhan origins of the coronavirus until Beijing says so - and only then after the pandemic is beaten.

Iran to Reopen 'Low-Risk' Mosques as Coronavirus Lockdown Eases

Iran to Reopen 'Low-Risk' Mosques as Coronavirus Lockdown Eases

Iran President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday mosques would reopen across one third of the country within 24-hours, after they were shuttered early in March as the Middle East's deadliest Chinese coronavirus outbreak took hold.

1,000-Bed Hospital Ship USNS Comfort to Leave New York City

1,000-Bed Hospital Ship USNS Comfort to Leave New York City

USNS Comfort, the Navy hospital ship that docked in New York Harbor earlier this month to provide relief to hospitals overrun by an influx of Chinese coronavirus patients, is ready to return to its Virginia home port.

Australia Adds Voice to Growing Calls for China Coronavirus Enquiry

Australia Adds Voice to Growing Calls for China Coronavirus Enquiry

Australia on Sunday joined global calls for China to explain itself over its bungled handling of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, questioning its transparency and demanding an international investigation into the origins of the virus and how it flooded the globe.

Coronavirus Cases in Turkey Surge Past Iran: Now Highest in Middle East

Coronavirus Cases in Turkey Surge Past Iran: Now Highest in Middle East

Turkey's confirmed Chinese coronavirus cases are surging upwards, figures released Sunday show. The number of infections now stands at 82,329, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said, meaning Turkey has overtaken neighbouring Iranfor the first time to register the highest tally in the MiddleEast.

China Asserts 'No Cover-Up' on Coronavirus Counting

China Asserts 'No Cover-Up' on Coronavirus Counting

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday there has never been a cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak in China, simply some reassessment of accounting procedures.

China's Coronavirus Epicenter Wuhan Sees Death Toll Leap by 50%

China's Coronavirus Epicenter Wuhan Sees Death Toll Leap by 50%

Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak, dramatically lifted the number of cases and deaths in the regional center late Thursday night after “a city-wide investigation,” state media reported.

Chris Cuomo's Wife Also Receives Coronavirus Diagnosis

Chris Cuomo's Wife Also Receives Coronavirus Diagnosis

CNN primetime anchor Christopher Cuomo,who late in March disclosed he had tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus, said Wednesday his wife Cristina has also been diagnosed with it.