World should heed China’s cures to global woes
The Chinese delegation in Beijing participate in the virtual 15th G20 Leaders' Summit on Saturday night. G20 leaders including Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the summit, which was chaired by Saudi Arabia. Photo: XinhuaHuman beings are encountering the gravest economic crisis and the deadliest life crisis since the end of WWII. To make matters worse, the strategic distrust between great powers has hit the lowest level since the end of the Cold War. Most Western media outlets have been deeply impacted by US President Donald Trump. While they typically make reports full of complaints, scol...
World must not turn away from Afghanistan: UN
The international community must continue aiding Afghanistan or face the risk of "disastrous consequences," UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged ahead of a donors conference starting on Monday.Grandi's appeal also comes after his visit to the Asian nation that is struggling with growing violence, a US pullout and flagging peace talks.Grandi said the future of millions of Afghans depends on the outcome of peace negotiations and on the international community's commitment to develop the country, including at the two-day donors conference in Geneva."Failure on either account would see Afghanista...
Prince Harry crowned World’s Sexiest Royal
Despite being relieved of his royal duties as he and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex relocated to California with young son Archie, the pair remain popular with People magazine readers.A poll indicates the Duke of Sussex beat out big brother William, as well as several other royal heartthrobs, including Prince Carl Phillip of Sweden, Prince Felix of Luxembourg and Prince Mateen of Brunei, for the title.The win comes a year after Harry was also deemed People’s Sexiest Dad Alive.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Karla Peterson: HBO's 'Between the World and Me' is a painful and poetic look at racism in America
The new HBO film based on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 2015 book “Between the World and Me” is so informed by our current moment that its crew includes a COVID-19 production manager. It is so plugged in to 2020 that it features footage from the Black Lives Matter protests that engulfed America in May after the death of George Floyd. It is so current, it includes Coates’ interview with the mother of Breonna Taylor, who was killed in March by Louisville, Kentucky, police officers during a botched raid on her apartment.Coates’ book was written in the wake of the 2014 deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and...
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World needs stronger financial safety net
By Gao Haihong and Kevin P. Gallagher | China Daily | Updated: 2020-11-19 07:48At the virtual G20 Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday and Sunday, the leaders of the participating countries are expected to discuss the unprecedented challenge brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic recession it has caused. One of the key issues they must address is how to secure global financial stability by bolstering the global financial safety net, which comprises the layered financial support from various resources.International financial markets became very volatile in March and April. Unc...
Multilateralism in a post-Covid World
The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the crisis of multilateralism and international cooperation that we already witnessed well before the pandemic broke out. Multilateralism has come under tremendous stress and strain. Much of this is due to the growing sentiments of anti-globalisation in many countries, particularly in the US and the European Union, coming from both the extreme right and left of the political spectrum. The backlash against globalisation has manifested itself in the rise of nationalism, populism, unilateralism, protectionism and xenophobia. In the midst of such discontent, glo...
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Alan Dershowitz: Cautious, optimistic that Pollard will go free
World renowned lawyer Alan Dershowitz expressed cautious optimism on Wednesday that Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard's strict parole restrictions would be relaxed on Friday, when he completes his fifth year of parole from his life sentence for spying for Israel.It is up to the US Justice Department to renew the conditions by the time the five years are up, or they are presumed to expire immediately. Neither Pollard nor his lawyers have been told anything, a source close to Pollard said Wednesday.Pollard’s parole conditions since he was released from prison five years ago require him to wear an e...
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World’s largest free trade agreement signed in coup for China
World’s largest free trade agreement signed in coup for ChinaHANOI, Vietnam — Fifteen Asia-Pacific countries on Sunday signed the world’s biggest free trade deal, seen as a huge coup for China in extending its influence.The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) includes 10 Southeast Asian economies along with China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia, with members accounting for around 30 percent of global GDP.First proposed in 2012, the deal was finally sealed at the end of a Southeast Asian summit as leaders push to get their pandemic-hit economies back on track.“Unde...