Ukrainian Azov troops in Mariupol surrender

Kiev puts on a brave face as trapped Nazi Azov fighters give themselves up to Russian forces. Western media avoids saying Ukrainian forces “surrendered” and are now “Russian prisoners”. RT News Moscow reports:The last remaining Ukrainian troops in the southern port city of Mariupol have started surrendering, after being trapped for nearly a month in the Azovstal steelworks. The massive industrial complex, with a network of underground tunnels and bunkers, was the last bastion held by Ukrainian forces. The city is otherwise controlled by Russian troops and the militias of the Donbass republics. The Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) claims Mariupol as … Continue reading Ukrainian Azov troops in Mariupol surrender

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Massive carbon emissions reduced biodiversity 300 million years ago: study

How might global warming put our planet in jeopardy in the near future? A research group examined the situation 300 million years ago and revealed a scenario with a significant drop in biodiversity. A recent study by a team of scientists from China, the United States and New Zealand published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that abrupt warming linked to massive carbon emission 304 million years ago caused an anoxic area extent equivalent to about 20 percent of the seafloor. The Late Paleozoic Ice Age ranging 360-280 million years ago is the longest-lived icehouse climate … Continue reading Massive carbon emissions reduced biodiversity 300 million years ago: study

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US solar industry in sudden crisis, as China accusations fly

By Nury Vittachi, Friday, 6 May 2022. THE US SOLAR POWER industry’s activities have ground to a sudden halt as the US Commerce Department started looking for possible China links. More than 300 large scale solar panel implementations across America have been frozen—and this includes some forest-sized projects. “Tens of billions of dollars, and tens of thousands of jobs are at risk,” the New York Times warned. The US will also fall further back on its environmental targets, too. The freeze risks US business relationships with other Asian nations and is causing outrage among green campaigners and the “renewable energy” … Continue reading US solar industry in sudden crisis, as China accusations fly

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How thousand year old rice-fish-duck agro-ecosystem benefits villagers in Guizhou, China

This thousand year old agro-ecosystem is recognized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as an the outstanding representative of Chinese traditional alpine agriculture, and is listed by the FAO as a Designated Site of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage, … Continue reading How thousand year old rice-fish-duck agro-ecosystem benefits villagers in Guizhou, China

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How China helps developing countries reduce debt instead of increasing it

The Belt and Road, with infrastructure connectivity as its grip, is building a community of human destiny, which, in terms of its operational effects, reflects the common aspirations, experiences and common pursuits of the countries of the South. Professor Justin Yifu Lin  … Continue reading How China helps developing countries reduce debt instead of increasing it

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No to a new Monroe Doctrine in the Pacific: Solomon Islands and China

Article by Carlos Martinez The Anglo ruling classes have gone into a state of frenzy over a recently-signed security agreement between the People’s Republic of China and the Solomon Islands. Various people who had barely heard of the Solomon Islands just a few weeks ago are now expressing grave concern that this small sovereign nation could be used as a pawn by an aggressive and expansionist China in its bid for world domination. The deal itself appears to be entirely ordinary, allowing for China to “make ship visits to, carry out logistical replenishment in, and have stopover and transition in … Continue reading No to a new Monroe Doctrine in the Pacific: Solomon Islands and China

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Why China stands firm on dynamic zero-COVID policy

“China is probably the first and the only nation in the world to take the suspicion of ‘must have something sinister’ for being too good at its work in fighting covid. Why? Because China’s dynamic zero policy is running against the world accepted measures like ‘living with the virus’ or simply, do nothing. What is dynamic zero policy? To put it in a simple way, it is about rapid response and precise prevention and control. China saves people’s lives and help people to get back on a normal track by dynamic zero policy, which is doubted by Western media. But … Continue reading Why China stands firm on dynamic zero-COVID policy

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China gives green light to 6 new nuclear power projects

Six reactors approved for launch in three cities to support clean energy transition With the future power supply growth coming mostly from nonfossil energy in China as the country is going through a green energy transition, nuclear power will be crucial for China to reach its carbon peak goal by 2030, said analysts. A nuclear power plant is being built in Haiyang, Shandong province. [Photo/Xinhua] After years of preparations, comprehensive assessment and review, approval has been granted for projects of new nuclear power units identified in national plans in Sanmen, Zhejiang province, Haiyang, Shandong province, and Lufeng, Guangdong province, according to … Continue reading China gives green light to 6 new nuclear power projects

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Vietnam-China cooperation sees Hanoi Metro open: Vietnam’s first urban railway

Hanoi’s new metro system opened to the public in January this year (2022). This is Vietnam’s first urban light rail, and was built by a Chinese company under contract. The metro project is part of the Vietnam Ministry of Transport’s master plan, which aims to reduce the use of private transport and enhance the urban environment. The metro is an efficient and convenient solution to reduce road traffic, and since it is subsidized by the Vietnamese government, it is also very affordable. The Hanoi metro is a good example of China-Vietnam cooperation: built by China Railway Sixth Group, its operation is … Continue reading Vietnam-China cooperation sees Hanoi Metro open: Vietnam’s first urban railway

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Yunnan research discovers fungi that breakdown plastic and rubber waste

Newly discovered fungi in Southwest China are voracious eaters of plastic and rubber. Scientists hope they can provide better ways of recycling plastics. YUNNAN, Southwest China — If you’re looking for a new species of fungus, says Peter Mortimer, there … Continue reading Yunnan research discovers fungi that breakdown plastic and rubber waste

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US hides covid spread in animals

US Government documents show US CDC delayed disclosing likely COVID-19 animal spillover event Thousands of pages of U.S. government documents showed that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had delayed for months publicly disclosing a suspected COVID-19 animal-to-human spillover event in Michigan in late 2020, according to a detailed report by National Geographic. These documents include emails between the CDC and Michigan public health officials and provide the first “behind-the-scenes look” at the CDC’s investigation into the suspected COVID-19 mink-to-human spillover event, said the report. The documents and the CDC’s statements in response make clear the CDC … Continue reading US hides covid spread in animals

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Will the Solomon Islands be the next victim of US power struggle?

Shared from CEN Geopolitics CHINA & SOLOMON ISLANDS SIGN SECURITY COOPERATION FRAMEWORK Background In October 2019, the Solomon Islands severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan, recognized Peoples China as the sole government of China, and signed agreements to join the Belt & Road Initiative. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Solomon Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele, recently signed a China-Solomon Islands intergovernmental framework agreement on security cooperation. This was announced at a regular press briefing on 19 April 2022 by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin. The security cooperation with the Solomon Islands … Continue reading Will the Solomon Islands be the next victim of US power struggle?

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Agriculture and environment: China’s food security depends on self-reliance in seed production

The soybean plant is a native to China. Scientists believe that modern cultivated soybean was domesticated from wild soybean 6000–9000 years ago. There is historical evidence that domesticated soybean was introduced from north-eastern China 2500 to 3000 years ago, leading to the agricultural revolution in the Eastern Zhou Dynasty.  There is an abundance of archeological evidence that suggests the Yellow River basin as the origin of soybean domestication. However, biological evidence based on phylogenetic and clustering analyses, and using chloroplast and mitochondrial DNA, identifies the Yangtze region in Southern China as the most genetically diverse and the likely birthplace of soybean domestication. … Continue reading Agriculture and environment: China’s food security depends on self-reliance in seed production

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Exclusive interview with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the war in Ukraine

According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the current situation in Ukraine is a direct result of the US and West’s desire to rule and dominate the world. In the attached exclusive interview with India Today‘s Foreign Affairs Editor Geeta … Continue reading Exclusive interview with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the war in Ukraine

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Biodiversity protection efforts in China offer lessons for world

By Erik Solheim It’s time that China shared its successful nature conservation stories with the world. In the early days of China’s reform and opening-up in the 1980s and ’90s, China had much to learn from the rest of the … Continue reading Biodiversity protection efforts in China offer lessons for world

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China’s energy security will be ensured through structural adjustment

Environmental protection and economic growth in China are complementary Despite recent concerns caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict and supply chain uncertainties, the ultimate path for China to ensure energy security is turning to renewable energy through energy structure adjustment, Zou Ji, President of Energy Foundation China, said at the 2022 Tsinghua PBCSF Global Finance Forum on 17 April 2022. As China’s GDP per capita has reached around $12,000, climate change solutions and environmental protection have been crucial to supporting [economic] growth, he said in a panel at the annual forum. Green transformation and digitalization of traditional industries, especially the traditional … Continue reading China’s energy security will be ensured through structural adjustment

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The Russia-China strategic partnership – Exclusive interview with Russia’s Sergey Glazyev on the emerging new global financial system

The world’s new monetary system, underpinned by a digital currency, will be backed by a basket of new foreign currencies and natural resources. And it will liberate the Global South from both western debt and IMF-induced austerity. International affairs analyst … Continue reading The Russia-China strategic partnership – Exclusive interview with Russia’s Sergey Glazyev on the emerging new global financial system

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Panamanian official: Right to establish relations with Beijing

Panama’s Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes recently visited Beijing and met with China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. See our recent China Environment article. Panama cut ties with Taiwan and established diplomatic relations with Beijing five years ago, and was the first nation in Latin America to join China’s the Belt & Road Initiative. Since then, a number of Latin American and Caribbean countries have followed suit. China’s CGTN anchor Wang Guan, recently interviewed Nicole Wong, who as a lawyer, and a specialist in diplomacy and foreign policy affairs, played a fundamental role in the establishment of diplomatic relations … Continue reading Panamanian official: Right to establish relations with Beijing

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Western sanctions – the Blowback

Published: 19 March 2022 –Professor Michael Hudson Download Transcript Whatever the outcome in Ukraine, one thing is for sure the economic reverberations will be felt by everyone for years to come as the world divides between the West and a rapidly reshaping Eurasia.Host, Ross Ashcroft met up with Economist, Michael Hudson to discuss the tectonic shifts and fractures in the world and how sanctions against Russia are likely to reshape a set of new global geopolitical realities. Protective tariffs With a geo-strategically important part of the Eurasian land mass once again in the grip of conflict, the United States government … Continue reading Western sanctions – the Blowback

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Russia accuses the US of increasing military biological capacity globally

Shared by CEN Geopolitics – News & media website@cen21.geopolitics on Facebook ·  Moscow, April 6, 2022 (Xinhua) The United States is consistently building up its military biological potential in various regions of the world, taking advantage of gaps in international law, the … Continue reading Russia accuses the US of increasing military biological capacity globally

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China and Cambodia agree to advance Belt and Road infrastructure cooperation

Cambodia and China have agreed to continue promoting Belt & Road cooperation to build more physical infrastructure in Cambodia. The remarks were made during a phone call between Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen and Chinese President Xi Jinping on 18 March, 2022. In the phone talk, the two sides appreciated the past cooperation in Belt & Road construction and urged more projects such as highways, airports and special economic zones. The two leaders also plan to expand cooperation in emerging fields such as finance and the digital economy, according to China’s state news agency Xinhua. President Xi Jinping said … Continue reading China and Cambodia agree to advance Belt and Road infrastructure cooperation

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Surging offshore wind power boosts China’s green development

GUANGZHOU — After operating steadily for three months, an offshore wind farm in Shantou City, south China’s Guangdong Province, generated over 100 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity by March 29, according to the developer Datang Shantou New Energy Co., Ltd. The Shantou Datang Lemen I offshore wind power project, with 35 wind turbines, is located near the Lemen Islands in Nan’ao County. It is the first offshore wind power project in eastern Guangdong that has been put into operation. The total installed capacity of the project is 245,000 kilowatts, which is expected to generate 751 million kWh of electricity annually. … Continue reading Surging offshore wind power boosts China’s green development

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China climate change law to integrate environmental protection, energy management and urban-rural development regulations

China has made progress on preparing a law dedicated to tackling climate change, a senior official with the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said. Li Gao, director of the ministry’s Climate Change Department, added that the ministry will accelerate efforts to promote the legislative process, and incorporate mechanisms for dealing with the global climate crisis into other laws. Following a decision by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the law was proposed in 2009 and included in the top legislature’s legislative agenda, Li said in an exclusive interview with China Daily. A group consisting of members from a … Continue reading China climate change law to integrate environmental protection, energy management and urban-rural development regulations

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Panama calls for more trade with China under BRI

Panamanian Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes expressed her will to strengthen the relationship between Panama and China during an interview with CGTN on Monday in Tunxi, east China’s Anhui Province. In November 2017, Panama became the first Latin American country to endorse BRI, five months after switching diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China. The Panama Canal gives the country a unique position in world trade. China is the second largest user of the Panama Canal, after the United States, and the biggest exporter to the Colón Free Trade Zone. Panama’s per capita income ($15,000 in nominal terms and $25,000 in PPP … Continue reading Panama calls for more trade with China under BRI

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