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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

‘Fight Me Instead!’ Manny Pacquiao Dares Attackers of Asian-Americans

Boxer-turned-Philippine Senator Manny Pacquiao condemned a rise in violent attacks against Asian-Americans on Thursday. Sen. Pacquiao, a legendary and still-active fighter who is the only boxer to win 12 major world titles across eight separate weight divisions, issued the following challenge to the “cowards” perpetrating crimes against Asians via his official Twitter account on April…

Report: At Least 43 Children Killed During Myanmar Coup

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), a Thailand-based human rights nonprofit organization, said Friday at least 43 children have been killed during the coup in Myanmar, 15 of them younger than age 16.  The youngest confirmed fatality to date was a seven-year-old girl named Khin Myo Chit, killed when security forces stormed her home.…

China Thinks Biden Infrastructure Plan is Too ‘Anti-China’

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Chinese state media on Friday heckled President Joe Biden’s massive “infrastructure” spending proposal because the $2 trillion plan is supposedly “anti-China” in its outlook – meaning Biden has been selling the plan by stressing the importance of competing with China. China’s state-run Global Times jeered that no U.S. administration could…

National Intelligence, Security Agencies Warn of U.S. Supply Chain Threats

On Thursday, the U.S. intelligence and security launched a “call to action” to address supply chain threats from foreign powers. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Department of Defense’s Center for…

Even Suspect Socialist Regime Numbers Show Record Coronavirus Cases in Venezuela

Venezuela experienced its highest number of documented Chinese coronavirus cases nationwide since the pandemic began Wednesday, according to socialist regime officials, suggesting a significant surge in the national infection rate. Epidemiologists have for months questioned the suspiciously low rate of infection in Venezuela — a nation with a barely-existent healthcare system, poor sanitation, and an…

China Increases Pressure on H&M After Brand Repeats Vow to Avoid Slave Cotton

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) renewed its sharp-power attack on Swedish apparel firm H&M on Wednesday after the clothier restated its vow to avoid using cotton harvested by Uyghur Muslim slaves in Xinjiang province. The CCP launched a sudden blitzkrieg of social media criticism and boycott threats last week against foreign companies that have spoken…

Russia Suggests World Adopt Arctic Trade Route as Alternative to Suez Canal

Russia’s Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation suggested freight shippers should consider the Northern Sea Route as an “alternative” to Egypt’s Suez Canal on Thursday after a container ship blocked the canal and halted billions of dollars worth of trade this week. The Japanese-owned, Panama-flagged MV Ever Given container ship became lodged in the Suez Canal on March…

Joe Biden Praises Xi Jinping: ‘Smart, Smart Guy’ Who ‘Understands What I’m Saying’

At the first press conference of his presidency Thursday, President Joe Biden was asked by Justin Sink of Bloomberg News about the meeting between Chinese and American diplomats in Alaska last week – which Sink described as “a little theatrical” – and Biden’s position on “continued human rights abuses” in China. Sink asked if Biden…

Pollak: Suez Blockage Confirms Importance of U.S. Energy Independence

President Joe Biden told reporters at his first presidential press conference on Thursday that he wanted to put “pipefitters and miners” to work capping unused oil and gas wells, rather than drilling new ones. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, the cargo ship Ever Given remained grounded in the Suez Canal, blocking the passage…

Hayward: China Celebrates Alaska Fiasco as ‘Good Beginning’ to Biden-Era Diplomacy

Chinese state media was very enthusiastic about the confrontation between U.S. and Chinese diplomatic representatives in Alaska this weekend, churning out a blizzard of editorials that congratulated Politburo member Yang Jiechi and other members of the Chinese team for humiliating U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. China’s state-run Global Times even tossed a bouquet on…

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