Pubblicato in: Cina, Devoluzione socialismo, Diplomazia, Unione Europea

Lituania. Le multinazionali tedesche premono a favore della Cina. Smacco della EU.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2022-01-26.

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La Cina considera Formosa suo territorio nazionale. La Lituania ha invitato Taiwan ad aprire a Viluns una rappresentanza con tal nome.

La Cina ha bandito dal commercio cinese chiunque avesse mantenuto rapporti economici o commerciali con la Lituania.

Le società tedesche coinvolte ingiungono quindi alla Lituania di desistere da simile atteggiamento, pena l’abbandono e la scelta per la Cina.

«Lithuania has become a no-go zone in China»

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Lituania. Blinken e Simonyte e le sanzione imposte dalla Cina. Lituania sulla brace.

Lituania. Cina bandisce le società che hanno rapporti con la Lituania. Vilnius ed EU sulla brace.

Russia espelle sette diplomatici della Slovakia, Lituania, Lettonia ed Estonia.

Unione Europea e Visegrad. Scontro (quasi) finale. La Lituania.

Lituania. Altra débâcle socialista. Socialdemocratici crollano al 15.5%.

CEEC. 2020. Interscambio per 103.5 mld Usd, +8.4%, nonostante l’epidemia.

China’s European Diplomacy

Asia alla conquista dell’Europa dell’Est.

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«China views …. Taiwan as its territory»

«The covert form of trade sanctions came into being after Lithuania recently invited Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, to open a “representative office” in Vilnius.»

«Taiwan has other offices in Europe and the United States but they use the name of the city Taipei, avoiding reference to the island itself»

«China has told multinationals to sever ties with Lithuania or face being shut out of the Chinese market»

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«German big business piles pressure on Lithuania in China row»

«Multinationals dragged into dispute by Lithuania blockade»

«Companies urge Lithuania to back down»

«Lithuania is under pressure from German companies to back down in a dispute with China to end a blockade of the Baltic state»

«China has pressed multinationals to sever ties with Lithuania or face exclusion from its market, an unusually harsh move that has dragged companies into a political dispute and placed Beijing on a collision course with the European Union»

«The row erupted after the Baltic state allowed the opening of a de facto embassy by Taiwan, a self-ruled island that China views as part of its territory»

«Some of the companies affected have asked Lithuania’s political leaders to de-escalate the dispute or risk a corporate exodus»

«Many multinationals are affected, but one of the most significant hits is to the German car sector»

«In a letter to Lithuania’s foreign and economy ministers, the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce said imports of Chinese machinery and parts and the sale of Lithuanian products to China had ground to a halt and that some firms may have to leave»

«the basic business model of the companies is in question and some … will have no other choice than to shut down production in Lithuania»

«The overall damage to industry runs to hundreds of millions of euros, and she was told this would escalate if the dispute continues to interrupt global production»

«The focus of the dispute is the opening of a representative office by Taiwan in Vilnius, although tensions have mounted since Lithuania’s ruling coalition agreed last year to support what it described as “those fighting for freedom” on the island …. Renaming the office to remove the word Taiwan could resolve the dispute. Taiwan has other offices in Europe and the United States but they use the name of the city Taipei, avoiding reference to the island itself.» 

«But salvaging relations will be difficult.»

«The Lithuanian government has betrayed China’s trust, …. For China-Lithuania relations to get back on track, Lithuania must first correct its attitude and take practical actions to correct its mistakes»

«A spokesperson for the European Commission said it would resist “coercive measures”, adding: “We stand by Lithuania. Lithuanian exports are EU exports.”»

«China appeared to reject Brussels’ involvement»

«Problems between China and Lithuania should and can only be solved through bilateral channels between China and Lithuania»

«The stand-off threatens Lithuanian industry, which has built up clusters of factories making parts destined for overseas, such as furniture, clothing, car parts and lasers»

«It has rippled through global supply chains and, in the case of Continental, has had knock-on effects on customers such as luxury carmaker BMW and Volkswagen»

«Lithuania has become a no-go zone in China»

«European companies cannot register it as a country of origin for products they are selling here. It’s been taken off the map»

«If a Lithuanian company needs Chinese components for its production but cannot find them because China is blocking»

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Questo è un altro segno di quanto siano mutati i tempi.

La Cina è in grado di imporre sanzioni efficaci al sistema produttivo occidentale, che non può fare altro che obbedire.

Si evidenzia un severo scollamento tra la politica e la realtà economica occidentale, che hanno idee ed obiettivi divergenti, se non opposti.

Nessuna realtà economica occidentale intende rinunciare al commercio ed alla produzione in Cina, il più grande mercato mondiale, per assecondare direttive politiche occidentali.

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Analysis: German big business piles pressure on Lithuania in China row.

–  says Lithuania betrayed its trust on Taiwan

– Multinationals dragged into dispute by Lithuania blockade

– Companies urge Lithuania to back down – sources

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Vilnius/Frankfurt, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Lithuania is under pressure from German companies to back down in a dispute with China to end a blockade of the Baltic state, as European trade officials struggle to defuse the row, people familiar with the matter said.

China has pressed multinationals to sever ties with Lithuania or face exclusion from its market, an unusually harsh move that has dragged companies into a political dispute and placed Beijing on a collision course with the European Union.  

The row erupted after the Baltic state allowed the opening of a de facto embassy by Taiwan, a self-ruled island that China views as part of its territory.

Some of the companies affected have asked Lithuania’s political leaders to de-escalate the dispute or risk a corporate exodus, according to people involved and correspondence seen by Reuters.

Many multinationals are affected, but one of the most significant hits is to the German car sector.

In a letter to Lithuania’s foreign and economy ministers, the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce said imports of Chinese machinery and parts and the sale of Lithuanian products to China had ground to a halt and that some firms may have to leave.

Urging the ministers to seek a “constructive solution” to restore relations with China, the chamber said “the basic business model of the companies is in question and some … will have no other choice than to shut down production in Lithuania”.

Last month, Lithuania’s Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte met with business leaders, including executives from German car-parts giant Continental, to listen to their concerns, said one person who attended.

The overall damage to industry runs to hundreds of millions of euros, and she was told this would escalate if the dispute continues to interrupt global production, the person said.

This week, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda also held talks with business executives when he was urged to make an “immediate de-escalation,” according to one person with knowledge of that discussion.

The European Union’s top trade official, Valdis Dombrovskis, is also attempting to mediate between Beijing and Vilnius, ahead of a possible EU-China summit meeting in the coming months, said a person with knowledge of the matter. Lithuania belongs to the 27-state bloc.

                         RENAMING

The focus of the dispute is the opening of a representative office by Taiwan in Vilnius, although tensions have mounted since Lithuania’s ruling coalition agreed last year to support what it described as “those fighting for freedom” on the island.

Renaming the office to remove the word Taiwan could resolve the dispute. Taiwan has other offices in Europe and the United States but they use the name of the city Taipei, avoiding reference to the island itself.  

But salvaging relations will be difficult.

“The Lithuanian government has betrayed China’s trust,” the Chinese foreign ministry told Reuters in a statement.

“For China-Lithuania relations to get back on track, Lithuania must first correct its attitude and take practical actions to correct its mistakes,” said the ministry, denying that China was exerting economic pressure.

A spokesperson for the European Commission said it would resist “coercive measures”, adding: “We stand by Lithuania. Lithuanian exports are EU exports.”

The Commission said it was reaching out to China to resolve the situation and “collecting facts and evidence” to see if China was complying with international trade rules. “We will not hesitate to act to defend our rights,” said the spokesperson.

So far, there is no sign of a climbdown by Lithuania, with its president telling the business meeting this week that it was up to Brussels, home of the European Commission, to find a solution.

While one Lithuanian official, asking not to be named, said Brussels’ involvement as a go-between was critical, another said EU backing was half-hearted and that its officials too urged Lithuania to compromise.

                         ‘NO-GO ZONE’

China appeared to reject Brussels’ involvement.

“Problems between China and Lithuania should and can only be solved through bilateral channels between China and Lithuania,” said China’s foreign ministry. “Linking China-Lithuania issues to China-EU relations is … unlikely to solve the problem.”

The stand-off threatens Lithuanian industry, which has built up clusters of factories making parts destined for overseas, such as furniture, clothing, car parts and lasers. Hundreds of containers of goods and parts are in limbo.

It has rippled through global supply chains and, in the case of Continental, has had knock-on effects on customers such as luxury carmaker BMW and Volkswagen, two of the people said.

Volkswagen said its production is not affected, while BMW and Continental declined to comment.

“Lithuania has become a no-go zone in China,” said Joerg Wuttke, president of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China.

“European companies cannot register it as a country of origin for products they are selling here. It’s been taken off the map.”

France’s trade minister Franck Riester promised to help Lithuania.

“If a Lithuanian company needs Chinese components for its production but cannot find them because China is blocking … we will be happy to help by putting it in contact with French companies or companies from other Member States,” he said.

Paris, which holds the EU presidency in the coming months, is attempting to speed up introduction of new EU trade defence measures, said French officials.

The measures could penalise China in such disputes, although it is unclear whether Europe, where countries such as Germany depend on it for trade, will agree to them.

Similarly, it has been difficult for Brussels to launch legal action against China because companies affected are unwilling to be publicly named, one person with knowledge of the matter said.

Pubblicato in: Cina, Diplomazia, Russia

Mr Putin e Mr Xi rafforzano la collaborazione dopo il Colloquio.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-12-25.

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Mr Putin e Mr Xi hanno avuto un colloquio televisivo, denso di argomenti trattati e di sostanziali progressi. Non tutti i contenuti sono noti.

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«Russia and China should stand firm in rejecting Western interference and defending each other’s security interests»

«Their conversation, eight days after Putin spoke to U.S. President Joe Biden in a similar format, underscored how shared hostility to the West is bringing Moscow and Beijing closer together»

«At present, certain international forces under the guise of ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ are interfering in the internal affairs of China and Russia, and brutally trampling on international law and recognized norms of international relations»

«Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters that Xi had offered support to Putin for his push to obtain binding security guarantees for Russia from the West, saying he understood Moscow’s concerns»

«He said the pair also expressed their “negative view” of the creation of new military alliances such as the AUKUS partnership between Australia, Britain and the United States and the Indo-Pacific “Quad” of Australia, India, Japan and the United States»

«A new model of cooperation has been formed between our countries, based, among other things, on such principles as non-interference in internal affairs and respect for each other’s interests»

«I would like to note that we invariably support each other on issues of international sports cooperation, including rejection of any attempts to politicize sports and the Olympic movement»

«The Russian leader said bilateral trade was up 31% in the first 11 months of this year to $123 billion, and the two countries aimed to exceed $200 billion in the near future»

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Il blocco sino-russo appare ogni giorno sempre più coeso e potente, sia politicamente sia militarmente sia economicamente, mentre l’enclave liberal socialista occidentale perde in continuazione potere militare, politico ed economico. Sta devolvendosi.

Gli Stati Uniti hanno ben poco da fare i gradassi con l’inflazione al 9.6%, e nel blocco europeo gli alimentari sono aumentati del 16.3% in un anno.

Moriranno schiacciati dalla inflazione che non sanno governare.

Ma non hanno perso il vizietto di voler fare la morale agli altri. Chissà chi mai si credono di essere!

Germania. Prezzi alimentari +16.3% su novembre 2020. Ecco la Fame. – Destatis.

USA. Nov21. Sorella miseria e comare fame portano il Producer Price Index a +9.6%.

Superpotenze militari. Gli equilibri sono rotti. Una guerra è opzione appetibile.

Il missile Zirkon viaggia a Mach 9 nella atmosfera: in sei minuti primi copre mille kilometri.

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Putin and Xi cement partnership in face of Western pressure

– Xi accuses West of meddling in Chinese affairs

– Kremlin says Xi backs Putin push for security guarantees

– Putin, Xi expected to meet at Beijing Winter Olympics in Feb

– Trade between Russia and China rising sharply – Putin

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Russia and China should stand firm in rejecting Western interference and defending each other’s security interests, presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping agreed in a video call on Wednesday.

Their conversation, eight days after Putin spoke to U.S. President Joe Biden in a similar format, underscored how shared hostility to the West is bringing Moscow and Beijing closer together.

“At present, certain international forces under the guise of ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ are interfering in the internal affairs of China and Russia, and brutally trampling on international law and recognized norms of international relations,” China’s state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Xi as saying.

“China and Russia should increase their joint efforts to more effectively safeguard the security interests of both parties.”

Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters that Xi had offered support to Putin for his push to obtain binding security guarantees for Russia from the West, saying he understood Moscow’s concerns.

He said the pair also expressed their “negative view” of the creation of new military alliances such as the AUKUS partnership between Australia, Britain and the United States and the Indo-Pacific “Quad” of Australia, India, Japan and the United States.

                         PRESSURE.

The call highlighted the ways in which Russia and China are drawing on each other for mutual support at a time of high tension in their relations with the West. China is under pressure over human rights and Russia is accused of threatening behaviour towards Ukraine.

The Kremlin said Putin briefed Xi on his conversation with Biden, in which the U.S. president warned Russia against invading Ukraine – which Moscow denies it is planning – and Putin set out his demand for security pledges.

“A new model of cooperation has been formed between our countries, based, among other things, on such principles as non-interference in internal affairs and respect for each other’s interests,” Putin told Xi.

He said he looked forward to meeting Xi at the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February – an event that the White House last week said U.S. government officials would boycott because of China’s human rights “atrocities” against Muslims in its western region of Xinjiang.

“I would like to note that we invariably support each other on issues of international sports cooperation, including rejection of any attempts to politicize sports and the Olympic movement,” Putin said.

Putin has used Russia’s partnership with China as a way of balancing U.S. influence while striking lucrative deals, especially on energy. He and Xi this year agreed to extend a 20-year friendship and cooperation treaty.

The Russian leader said bilateral trade was up 31% in the first 11 months of this year to $123 billion, and the two countries aimed to exceed $200 billion in the near future.

He said China was becoming an international centre for production of Russia’s Sputnik and Sputnik Light vaccines against COVID-19, with contracts signed with six manufacturers to make more than 150 million doses.

Pubblicato in: Diplomazia, Medio Oriente, Stati Uniti

Iraq. Militari americani cessano di combattere e diventano istruttori.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-12-19.

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«U.S.-led forces have ended their combat mission in Iraq, a move that transfers all remaining troops into a training and advising role»

«Western security officials and diplomats say privately that this will make little difference to the number of troops stationed in the country»

«The U.S.-led coalition began its mission in 2014 to defeat Islamic State»

«Since the group’s military defeat in 2017, Islamic State fighters have been unable to hold territory but are waging a continued low-level insurgency that regularly kills Iraqi soldiers and civilians in remote mountain and desert areas»

«there is no longer a justification for Western forces to be in Iraq»

«As we complete our combat role, we will remain here to advise, assist, and enable the ISF (Iraqi security forces), at the invitation of Republic of Iraq»

«U.S. President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi sealed an agreement in July to formally end the U.S. combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021»

«Western security and diplomatic officials say that calling the shift a withdrawal, as it has sometimes been characterized by the Iraqi government, is misleading because it changes little in terms of the number of forces based in Iraq»

«The U.S. has kept around 2,500 troops in Iraq since 2020»

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Un contingente di 2,500 militari è una forza quasi simbolica.

D’altra parte, queste truppe, ancorché impiegate come istruttori, continuano sempre a restare in Iraq, ed al bisogno potrebbero riprendere immediatamente i combattimenti.

Al di là dei termini usati, nei fatti quasi nulla è cambiato.

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U.S.-led troops end Iraq combat mission, as planned – military officials.

Baghdad, Dec 14. (Reuters) – U.S.-led forces have ended their combat mission in Iraq, a move that transfers all remaining troops into a training and advising role, Iraqi military commanders and officials from the coalition led by the United States said on Thursday.

Western security officials and diplomats say privately that this will make little difference to the number of troops stationed in the country – currently more than 2,000 – since those forces have had limited involvement in any combat operations for the last couple of years.

The U.S.-led coalition began its mission in 2014 to defeat Islamic State, after the militants took over vast areas of Iraq and neighbouring Syria.

Since the group’s military defeat in 2017, Islamic State fighters have been unable to hold territory but are waging a continued low-level insurgency that regularly kills Iraqi soldiers and civilians in remote mountain and desert areas.

The coalition has also come under dozens of rocket and drone attacks by Iran-backed Shi’ite militias that helped defeat the Sunni extremist Islamic State and which say there is no longer a justification for Western forces to be in Iraq.

“As we complete our combat role, we will remain here to advise, assist, and enable the ISF (Iraqi security forces), at the invitation of Republic of Iraq,” coalition commander Major General John W. Brennan, Jr. said in a statement.

Iraqi commander Lieutenant General Abdul Amir al-Shammari said Iraqi forces were ready to handle the Islamic State threat.

“Today, we renew our partnership with the Coalition, who are now serving in a new capacity – with a mission to advise, assist, and enable our brave military warriors,” he said.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi sealed an agreement in July to formally end the U.S. combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021.

Iraqi Shi’ite militants have vowed to wage new attacks against coalition forces in 2022.

Western security and diplomatic officials say that calling the shift a withdrawal, as it has sometimes been characterized by the Iraqi government, is misleading because it changes little in terms of the number of forces based in Iraq.

The U.S. has kept around 2,500 troops in Iraq since 2020. The Western officials say that most of those forces have been operating only in a training and advising role for some time.

Pubblicato in: Armamenti, Diplomazia, Regno Unito, Stati Uniti

USA, Gran Britannia ed Australia. Accordo per dotarla di sottomarini atomici. Ira di Europa e Cina.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-09-17.

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Usando il consueto tatto diplomatico, Stati Uniti, Gran Bretagna ed Australia hanno sottoscritto un trattato per dotare questa ultima di sottomarini atomici. Verosimilmente, clausole riservate consentiranno l’imbarco di missili dotati di testate atomiche multiple americane.

Questo è un notevole salto qualitativo.

Se è vero che i sottomarini atomici siano un ottimo deterrente, sarebbe altrettanto vero ricordare come siano armi offensive.

La reazione cinese è stata immediata e severissima.

Ma la Francia, che vede svanire una commessa miliardaria, sta grondando rabbia impotente da tutti i pori. Macron è una irrilevante nullità.

Similmente, l’Unione Europea è furibonda di non essere nemmeno stata avvisata: hanno saputo il fatto dai giornali.

Questo è il suggello del continuo sgretolamento dell’Unione, il cui peso politico, economico e militare è oramai nullo.

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«China, France denounce U.S. nuclear sub pact with Britain, Australia»

«U.S. and allies look for ways to push back against China»

«Security alliance ‘severely’ damages regional peace»

«France accuses Biden of acting like Trump with ‘brutal’ decision»

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«France, which loses its own submarine deal with Australia, called the plans brutal and unpredictable»

«The partnership ends Australia’s 2016 deal with French shipbuilder Naval Group to build it a new submarine fleet worth $40 billion to replace its more than two-decades-old Collins submarines»

«China on Thursday denounced a new Indo-Pacific security alliance between the United States, Britain and Australia, saying such partnerships should not target third countries and warning of an intensified arms race in the region»

«Under the arrangement, dubbed AUKUS, the United States and Britain will provide Australia with the technology and capability to deploy nuclear-powered submarines»

«I am angry and bitter. This isn’t done between allies»

«One U.S. official said the partnership was the result of months of engagements by military and political leaders during which Britain – which recently sent an aircraft carrier to Asia – had indicated it wanted to do more in the region»

«U.S. officials said nuclear propulsion would allow the Australian navy to operate more quietly, for longer periods, and provide deterrence across the Indo-Pacific»

«→→ EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the new partnership, on which the EU was not consulted, showed the need for a more assertive European foreign policy ←←»

«”We must survive on our own, as others do,” Borrell said as he presented a new EU strategy for the Indo-Pacific region. “I understand the extent to which the French government must be disappointed.”»

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Questa è la realtà dei fatti.

L’Unione Europea e la Francia di Macron contano meno dello zero. Nemmeno avvisati.

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China, France denounce U.S. nuclear sub pact with Britain, Australia.

– U.S. and allies look for ways to push back against China

– Security alliance ‘severely’ damages regional peace, China says

– France accuses Biden of acting like Trump with ‘brutal’ decision

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Washington/Canberra, Sept 16 (Reuters) – China on Thursday denounced a new Indo-Pacific security alliance between the United States, Britain and Australia, saying such partnerships should not target third countries and warning of an intensified arms race in the region.

Under the arrangement, dubbed AUKUS, the United States and Britain will provide Australia with the technology and capability to deploy nuclear-powered submarines.

France, which loses its own submarine deal with Australia, called the plans brutal and unpredictable.

The United States and its allies are looking for ways to push back against China’s growing power and influence, particularly its military buildup, pressure on Taiwan and deployments in the contested South China Sea.

U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not mention China by name in the joint announcement and senior Biden administration officials, who briefed reporters ahead of time, said the partnership was not aimed at countering Beijing.

But Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the three countries were “severely damaging regional peace and stability, intensifying an arms race, and damaging international nuclear non-proliferation efforts”.

“China always believes that any regional mechanism should conform to the trend of peace and development of the times and help enhance mutual trust and cooperation… It should not target any third party or undermine its interests,” he told a regular briefing in Beijing.

Johnson said the pact was not meant to be adversarial and said it would reduce the costs of Britain’s next generation of nuclear submarines.

“Now that we have created AUKUS we expect to accelerate the development of other advanced defence systems including in cyber, artificial intelligence, quantum computing and undersea capabilities,” Johnson told parliament.

The partnership ends Australia’s 2016 deal with French shipbuilder Naval Group to build it a new submarine fleet worth $40 billion to replace its more than two-decades-old Collins submarines, a spokesperson for Morrison told Reuters.

France accused Biden of stabbing it in the back and acting like his predecessor Donald Trump.

“This brutal, unilateral and unpredictable decision reminds me a lot of what Mr Trump used to do,” Le Drian told franceinfo radio. “I am angry and bitter. This isn’t done between allies.”

The three leaders stressed Australia would not be fielding nuclear weapons but using nuclear propulsion systems for the vessels to guard against threats.

“We all recognise the imperative of ensuring peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific over the long term,” Biden said.

“We need to be able to address both the current strategic environment in the region, and how it may evolve because the future of each of our nations and indeed the world depends on a free and open Indo-Pacific enduring and flourishing in the decades ahead,” he said.

Morrison said Australia would meet all its nuclear non-proliferation obligations.

‘STRONG ROLE’

One U.S. official said the partnership was the result of months of engagements by military and political leaders during which Britain – which recently sent an aircraft carrier to Asia – had indicated it wanted to do more in the region. 

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomed the focus on the Indo-Pacific but said Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines would not be allowed in its territorial waters.

Singapore said it had long had relations with Australia, Britain and the United States and hoped their grouping would contribute to peace and stability.

Japan said the three countries’ strengthening of security and defence cooperation was important for peace and security.

A U.S. official briefing before the announcement said Biden had not mentioned the plans “in any specific terms” to Chinese leader Xi Jinping in a call last Thursday, but did “underscore our determination to play a strong role in the Indo-Pacific”.

U.S. officials said nuclear propulsion would allow the Australian navy to operate more quietly, for longer periods, and provide deterrence across the Indo-Pacific.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the new partnership, on which the EU was not consulted, showed the need for a more assertive European foreign policy.

“We must survive on our own, as others do,” Borrell said as he presented a new EU strategy for the Indo-Pacific region. “I understand the extent to which the French government must be disappointed.”

Biden said the three governments would launch an 18-month consultation period “to determine every element of this programme, from workforce, to training requirements, to production timelines” and to ensure full compliance with non-proliferation commitments.

Among the U.S. firms that could benefit are General Dynamics Corp (GD.N) and Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc (HII.N).

General Dynamics’ Electric Boat business does much of the design work for U.S. submarines, but critical subsystems such as electronics and nuclear power plants are made by BWX Technologies Inc (BWXT.N)

U.S. officials did not give a time frame for when Australia would deploy a nuclear-powered submarine, or how many would be built.

A U.S. official said Washington had shared nuclear propulsion technology only once before – with Britain in 1958.

“This is frankly an exception to our policy in many respects… We view this as a one-off.”

Pubblicato in: Cina, Diplomazia, Stati Uniti

Xi e Biden hanno avuto una telefonata di novanta minuti. Evitare i conflitti.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-09-12.

Cina Usa Commercio 001

È un Joe Biden screditato in patria ed all’estero per la débâcle in Afghanistan, attanagliato tra una crescente inflazione ed una stagnazione economica, stagflazione, che ha preso l’iniziativa di telefonare a Mr Xi. Ma non è più il Joe Biden tracotante della prima telefonata di febbraio.

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Usa. Nonfarm Payrolls 253,000. La débâcle economica di Joe Biden.

Usa. Corte Suprema rifiuta di bloccare la legge del Texas che limita l’aborto.

Cina. Biden travolto da critiche interne ed estere per la vergognosa débâcle in Afganistan.

Usa. Biden. La Cnn accusa l’Amministrazione delle femmine di mancanza di ‘competenza’.

Usa. The New York Times accusa Biden di aver detto detto cose false

Usa. 2021Q2, PPI 6.2%, CPI 6.5%, PCE 4.2%.

Afganistan. Biden, lo zimbello del mondo. I media lo abbandonano irati. Terrorismo.

Afganistan. La débâcle americana è peggio del Vietnam. È devoluzione dell’America.

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                         Xinhua.

«Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday morning took a phone call from his U.S. counterpart, Joseph R. Biden, and the two leaders had candid, in-depth and extensive strategic communication and exchanges on China-U.S. relations and relevant issues of mutual interest»

«Noting that China and the United States are respectively the biggest developing country and the biggest developed country, Xi pointed out that whether they can handle their relationship well bears on the future of the world»

«the basis of respecting each other’s core concerns and properly managing differences, the relevant departments of the two countries may continue their engagement and dialogue to advance coordination and cooperation»

«For his part, Biden said that the two countries have no interest in letting competition veer into conflict, and that the U.S. side has no intention to change the one-China policy»

«avoid miscommunication, miscalculation and unintended conflict, and get U.S.-China relations back on track»

                         Reuters.

«U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke for 90 minutes on Thursday, in their first talks in seven months, discussing the need to ensure that competition between the world’s two largest economies does not veer into conflict»

«The conversation focused on economic issues»

«Xi said that if “core concerns” on both sides were respected, diplomatic breakthroughs could still be made»

«The Biden administration, preoccupied by a chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, has signaled that ending America’s longest war will give U.S. political and military leaders the space to tackle more pressing threats from China’s rapid rise»

«→→ But Beijing has been quick to seize on the U.S. failure in Afghanistan to try to portray the United States as a fickle partner ←←»

«The senior U.S. administration official told reporters before the call that Washington had been disappointed that Chinese officials appeared only willing to read talking points during recent high-level talks»

«Even so, the official said Biden had not planned to raise the prospect of U.S. retaliatory action or “costs” if China refused to co-operate on a range of issues, including investigations into the origin of COVID-19»

«We also think that essentially Beijing’s actions are quieter than their words»

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Tutti i colloqui di pace sono sempre auspicabili e benvenuti, ancorché ottengano solo piccoli risultati.

In fondo, la Cina richiede soltanto di essere trattata in via paritetica, nel pieno rispetto dell’altrui sovranità, senza indebite ingerenze nelle politiche interne.

Il resto viene di conserva.

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Xi holds extensive strategic communication with Biden

Beijing, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday morning took a phone call from his U.S. counterpart, Joseph R. Biden, and the two leaders had candid, in-depth and extensive strategic communication and exchanges on China-U.S. relations and relevant issues of mutual interest.

Noting that China and the United States are respectively the biggest developing country and the biggest developed country, Xi pointed out that whether they can handle their relationship well bears on the future of the world, and it is a question of the century to which the two countries must provide a good answer.

With the international community facing many common challenges, China and the United States need to show broad vision and shoulder great responsibilities, he said, adding that the two countries should look ahead and press forward, demonstrate strategic courage and political resolve, and bring China-U.S. relations back to the right track of stable development as soon as possible for the good of the people in both countries and around the world.

On the basis of respecting each other’s core concerns and properly managing differences, the relevant departments of the two countries may continue their engagement and dialogue to advance coordination and cooperation on climate change, COVID-19 response and economic recovery as well as on major international and regional issues, Xi said.

In the meantime, the two sides may tap more potential of cooperation to inject more positive dynamics into the relationship, he added.

For his part, Biden said that the two countries have no interest in letting competition veer into conflict, and that the U.S. side has no intention to change the one-China policy.

The U.S. side, he added, is prepared to have more candid exchanges and constructive discussions with China to identify key and priority areas where cooperation is possible, avoid miscommunication, miscalculation and unintended conflict, and get U.S.-China relations back on track. Enditem

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Facing stalemate in ties, Biden and China’s Xi discuss avoiding conflict in call

Washington/Beijing, Sept 9 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke for 90 minutes on Thursday, in their first talks in seven months, discussing the need to ensure that competition between the world’s two largest economies does not veer into conflict.

The U.S. side said the “proof will be in the pudding” as to whether the stalemate can be broken with ties between the superpowers languishing at their lowest point in decades.

In a statement, the White House said Biden and Xi had “a broad, strategic discussion,” including areas where interests and values converge and diverge. The conversation focused on economic issues, climate change and COIVD-19, a senior U.S. official told reporters.

“President Biden underscored the United States’ enduring interest in peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and the world and the two leaders discussed the responsibility of both nations to ensure competition does not veer into conflict,” the White House added.

Occasional high-level meetings since Xi and Biden’s first call in February have yielded scant progress on issues ranging from human rights to transparency over the origins of COVID-19.  

In the months since, the two sides have lashed out at each other almost constantly, often with vitriolic public attacks, sanctions on officials and criticism over not upholding international obligations.

Chinese state media said Xi had told Biden that U.S. policy on China imposed “serious difficulties” on relations, but added that both sides agreed to maintain frequent contact and ask working-level teams to step up communications.

“China and the United States should … show strategic courage and insight, and political boldness, and push Sino-U.S. relations back to the right track of stable development as soon as possible,” state media said, citing Xi.

Asian currencies and share markets strengthened, as investors speculated that the call could bring a thaw in ties between the two most important trading partners of regional economies.

Xi said that if “core concerns” on both sides were respected, diplomatic breakthroughs could still be made in the area of climate change, adding that the issue could add “positive factors” to the relationship.

During a visit to China by Biden’s top climate envoy John Kerry last week, senior diplomat Wang Yi said climate change was an “oasis” in China-U.S. relations but it could not be separated from broader disputes.  

‘PROOF WILL BE IN THE PUDDING’

The Biden administration, preoccupied by a chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, has signaled that ending America’s longest war will give U.S. political and military leaders the space to tackle more pressing threats from China’s rapid rise.  

But Beijing has been quick to seize on the U.S. failure in Afghanistan to try to portray the United States as a fickle partner.

Last month, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Washington should not expect China’s cooperation on that or other issues if it was also trying to “contain and suppress” China.  

The senior U.S. administration official told reporters before the call that Washington had been disappointed that Chinese officials appeared only willing to read talking points during recent high-level talks.

The official added that the U.S. side saw the leaders’ call as a test of whether direct engagement with Xi could end what had become a stalemate in ties.

“This is about seeing if there is an ability to engage more substantively than we’ve been able to … the proof will be in the pudding,” the official said after the call, describing the tone as candid, but respectful.

But the official also acknowledged that the United States’ ability to change China’s behavior may be limited, and that Washington must largely focus on shoring up competitiveness and rallying partners and allies.

Successive U.S. administrations have complained that Beijing has sought to use endless dialogue as a delaying tactic, frustration with which ultimately led Washington to end an annual U.S.-China dialogue mechanism.

Even so, the official said Biden had not planned to raise the prospect of U.S. retaliatory action or “costs” if China refused to co-operate on a range of issues, including investigations into the origin of COVID-19.

Beijing denies the U.S. accusation that it has not co-operated with the pandemic source investigation.

The U.S. official said it would require a “training period” for the Biden administration to convince Chinese leaders, who are preparing for an important Communist Party congress next year, that Beijing’s stance would not pay dividends.

“We also think that essentially Beijing’s actions are quieter than their words,” the official said. “Their responses to our actions have actually been largely symbolic and frankly their hard line rhetoric isn’t really working.”

Pubblicato in: Cina, Commercio, Diplomazia, Geopolitica Asiatica

Myanmar. La Cina riannoda salde relazioni politiche ed economiche. Oceano Indiano.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-09-02.

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Negli ultimi trenta anni la Cina si è evoluta da paese misero a primaria potenza politica, militare ed economica.

La ricetta di simile sviluppo è semplice, financo banale: trattative bilaterali su base paritetica e nessuna interferenza negli affari interni dei paesi contraenti.

È l’esatto opposto di quanto propugna il credo liberal, che erge i suoi seguaci al rango di giudici universali inappellabili, che condannano e sanzionano chiunque non si sottometta alla loro ideologia.

Il risultato finale di tale visione del mondo è stata la débâcle in Afghanistan, che ha fatto perdere ogni credibilità nell’America e la ha declassata da grande potenza ad un mesto ruolo locoregionale.

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«China’s special envoy for Asian Affairs Sun Guoxiang visited Myanmar last week for talks with its military rulers, as a new route spanning the Southeast Asian nation opened up connecting Chinese trade flows to the Indian Ocean»

«As opposed to most Western countries that have condemned the army for ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, China has taken a softer line and said its priorities are stability and not interfering in its neighbour»

«During his Aug. 21 to Aug. 28 visit, Sun met military ruler Min Aung Hlaing as well as foreign minister Wunna Maung Lwin and Minister for the Union Government Office Yar Pyae and “exchanged views with them on the political landscape in Myanmar”»

«We will work together with the international community to play a constructive role in Myanmar’s efforts to restore social stability and resume democratic transformation at an early date»

«China supported Myanmar working with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to implement a five-point consensus aimed at resolving the crisis and “opposes undue external intervention”»

«it was possible Myanmar’s other big neighbour India could decide to follow suit»

«China’s embassy in Myanmar announced the opening of the new trade route linking Yangon’s port on the Indian Ocean to the Chinese border province of Yunnan and by rail onwards to Chengdu in the southwestern province of Sichuan»

«Successful testing of the new Indian Ocean route is an important breakthrough in strengthening China-Myanmar trade relations»

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Poter utilizzare il porto di Yangon, significa per la Cina disporre di un accesso sicuro sull’Oceano Indiano, a poco meno di mille kilometri di strada ferrata dal centro logistico di Chengdu. Accorcia di circa sette migliaia di kilometri la lunghezza delle rotte marittime con la Cina, evitando il passaggio attraverso lo stretto di Malacca, posto a 1,956 kilometri di distanza in linea di aria.

La Cina non si cura minimamente di cosa stiano pensano glio ccidentali. Proprio per nulla.

Non solo.

Per il Myanmar genera una occasione unica di generare posti di lavoro qualificati, qualificare il porto di Yangon, generano altresì un indotto di tutto rispetto economico.

Poi, a Cina aveva già provveduto a costruire una linea ferroviaria ad alta velocità tra Chengdu e Lincang.

Chinese High-Speed Rail Network Reaches Myanmar’s Border

«The opening of the Chengdu-Lincang line will further mainland Southeast Asia’s historic reorientation toward the north.

Lost among the torrent of disheartening news from Myanmar was a report on the official opening of a new rail line bringing China’s high-speed railway network to the country’s border with Myanmar. The recently completed railway runs from Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan province, to Lincang, a prefecture-level city in Yunnan province opposite the town of Chinshwehaw in Myanmar’s Shan State. ….

the railway’s opening ceremony on August 25 that the border would function as an important node of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and would work to write a new chapter in the history of friendly “paukphaw” relations between Myanmar and China.

The new rail line is just the latest in a flurry of transport links that have bound Yunnan province, once a sparsely populated frontier region at the outer reaches of the Chinese empire, into China’s dense highway and rail network. It also reflects the long process of China’s deepening integration with Myanmar and the other nations of mainland Southeast Asia.»

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China envoy visits Myanmar as new route to Indian Ocean opened.

China’s special envoy for Asian Affairs Sun Guoxiang visited Myanmar last week for talks with its military rulers, as a new route spanning the Southeast Asian nation opened up connecting Chinese trade flows to the Indian Ocean.

As opposed to most Western countries that have condemned the army for ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, China has taken a softer line and said its priorities are stability and not interfering in its neighbour.

During his Aug. 21 to Aug. 28 visit, Sun met military ruler Min Aung Hlaing as well as foreign minister Wunna Maung Lwin and Minister for the Union Government Office Yar Pyae and “exchanged views with them on the political landscape in Myanmar”, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Tuesday.

“We will work together with the international community to play a constructive role in Myanmar’s efforts to restore social stability and resume democratic transformation at an early date,” Wang told a regular news briefing in Beijing, when asked about Sun’s trip.

China supported Myanmar working with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to implement a five-point consensus aimed at resolving the crisis and “opposes undue external intervention”, Wang said.

Opponents of Myanmar’s junta have accused China of supporting February’s military takeover that has sparked daily protests leading to hundreds of deaths and thousands displaced by fighting between the army and hastily formed militias.

Beijing has rejected such accusations and said it backs regional diplomacy on the crisis.

A spokesman for Myanmar’s National Unity Government made up of opponents of military rule did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the Chinese visit.

But members of the shadow government have previously urged countries to deal with them rather than the military.

“China seems to be endorsing the junta by the way it is conducting diplomacy,” said Sai Wansai, a political analyst from the Shan ethnic minority, who said it was possible Myanmar’s other big neighbour India could decide to follow suit.

Separately, China’s embassy in Myanmar announced the opening of the new trade route linking Yangon’s port on the Indian Ocean to the Chinese border province of Yunnan and by rail onwards to Chengdu in the southwestern province of Sichuan.

“Successful testing of the new Indian Ocean route is an important breakthrough in strengthening China-Myanmar trade relations,” the embassy said on its Facebook page.

Pubblicato in: Diplomazia, Geopolitica Asiatica, India

India. Colloqui formali ai massimi livelli con i Taleban in Doha, Qatar.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-09-02.

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«Indian foreign ministry said that India’s ambassador to Qatar, Deepak Mittal, met with the head of the Taliban’s political office, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, in Doha»

«Mittal and Stanikzai discussed the safety, security and early return of Indian nationals who are stranded in Afghanistan as well as New Delhi’s concerns around Afghanistan being used as a base for terrorism»

«There is a practical necessity of engaging with the Taliban given that it would be one of the most — if not the most — important political stakeholder in Afghanistan»

«The Taliban had requested the meeting, which took place at the Indian embassy in Doha»

«The Indian ambassador also raised New Delhi’s concerns around Afghanistan being used as a base for terrorism»

«Reports said that India has invested $3 billion in multiple infrastructure and trade projects and has undertaken over 400 projects in Afghanistan»

«India’s meeting with the Taliban was a “necessity” that was in some ways dictated by the evolving political realities in Afghanistan»

«Outreach at lower levels had already begun but this is the first official, explicitly-stated Indian outreach to the Taliban»

«China has also stepped up its diplomatic efforts to engage with the Islamist group»

«If eventually the Taliban succeed in bringing together an inclusive government, with various stakeholders, then there is no reason why India would not move forward with a new momentum in its engagement»

«the issue of recognizing the Taliban as the legitimate power in control of Afghanistan won’t emerge anytime soon»

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È del tutto naturale che gli stati siano guardinghi nei confronti dei Taleban, osservando i loro comportamenti in politica estera.

«most of the countries would be waiting and watching as to what the Taliban actually do on the ground»

Ma sarebbe altrettanto naturale almeno il semplice prendere atto della loro esistenza ed iniziare ad avviare colloqui sui temi di reciproco interesse.

La Realpolitik presenta sempre dei vantaggi reciproci.

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India holds first formal talks with the Taliban in Qatar

–  Indian foreign ministry said that India’s ambassador to Qatar, Deepak Mittal, met with the head of the Taliban’s political office, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, in Doha.

– It was the first time an Indian diplomat formally met the group and marked a drastically different approach from New Delhi compared to when the Taliban were last in power in the 1990s.

– Mittal and Stanikzai discussed the safety, security and early return of Indian nationals who are stranded in Afghanistan as well as New Delhi’s concerns around Afghanistan being used as a base for terrorism.

– “There is a practical necessity of engaging with the Taliban given that it would be one of the most — if not the most — important political stakeholder in Afghanistan,” said Harsh Pant at the Observer Research Foundation.

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India announced its first formal diplomatic meeting with the Taliban on Tuesday — their first official talks since the group seized power in Afghanistan as the U.S. withdrew its forces from there.

The Indian foreign ministry said India’s ambassador to Qatar, Deepak Mittal, met with the head of the Taliban’s political office, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai. The Taliban had requested the meeting, which took place at the Indian embassy in Doha, according to the ministry.

Mittal and Stanikzai discussed the safety, security and early return of Indian nationals who are stranded in Afghanistan as well as travel prospects for Afghan minorities who want to visit India, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

The Indian ambassador also raised New Delhi’s concerns around Afghanistan being used as a base for terrorism.

“The Taliban Representative assured the Ambassador that these issues would be positively addressed,” the foreign ministry said.

Days before Tuesday’s meeting, Indian media reported that Stanikzai said the Taliban wanted to continue Afghanistan’s political, economic and cultural ties with India. It was reportedly the first time a member of the Taliban leadership spoke about the future of India-Afghanistan relations since the group captured Kabul.

The Taliban’s return to power would likely impact Afghanistan’s neighbors, amid rising concerns of regional instability, refugee inflows and the prospect of Afghanistan becoming a haven for terrorist activities again.

New Delhi did not have diplomatic relations with the Taliban when they were last in power in the 1990s, in part because of the militant group’s ties to Pakistan.

But India had forged close ties with the U.S.-backed civilian government in Kabul over the last two decades and provided Afghanistan with development assistance. Reports said that India has invested $3 billion in multiple infrastructure and trade projects and has undertaken over 400 projects in Afghanistan.

Analysts say India’s commitments and the recent shift in power has left New Delhi in a tough strategic state.

‘Practical necessity’

India’s meeting with the Taliban was a “necessity” that was in some ways dictated by the evolving political realities in Afghanistan, said Harsh Pant, head of the strategic studies program at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi.

“There is a practical necessity of engaging with the Taliban given that it would be one of the most — if not the most — important political stakeholder in Afghanistan,” Pant told CNBC. “Outreach at lower levels had already begun but this is the first official, explicitly-stated Indian outreach to the Taliban.”

India reportedly made efforts in June to engage with the Taliban as the U.S. withdrawal deadline loomed. China has also stepped up its diplomatic efforts to engage with the Islamist group.

“If eventually the Taliban succeed in bringing together an inclusive government, with various stakeholders, then there is no reason why India would not move forward with a new momentum in its engagement,” Pant said.

He said the issue of recognizing the Taliban as the legitimate power in control of Afghanistan won’t emerge anytime soon.

“For the foreseeable future, it would largely be an engagement to assess where Taliban might be going with their agenda,” Pant said.

“I think most of the countries would be waiting and watching as to what the Taliban actually do on the ground.”

Pubblicato in: Commercio, Diplomazia, Medio Oriente

Israele. Attivati i primi voli commerciali con il Marocco.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-08-03.

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«Two Israeli airlines have launched their first commercial flights between Israel and Morocco, less than a year after the countries officially normalized relations»

«The Israeli flight departed from Tel Aviv to Marrakech with about 100 Israeli tourists, the company said, adding that Israel’s national carrier El Al sent its first direct flight to the same destination»

«the new direct flights would “help advance fruitful tourism, trade and economic cooperation and diplomatic agreements between the two countries.”»

«Israel and Morocco agreed to normalize relations in late 2020 as part of the US-brokered “Abraham Agreement”»

«Morocco was one of four Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan, that established diplomatic relations with Israel»

«the United States agreed to recognize Morocco’s claim to the long-disputed Western Sahara region, although the Biden administration said it would review the decision»

«Morocco’s 1975 annexation of Western Sahara is not recognized by the United Nations»

«Many Israeli Jews have ancestry that traces back to Morocco, which is still home to a small Jewish community of several thousands»

«El Al …. plans to operate five flights per week between Israel and Morocco»

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Le notizie che riportano progressi nel processo di pace in Medio Oriente sono sempre benvenute.

L’instaurarsi degli scambi di ambasciatori è stato il primo passo, ma l’inizio dei collegamenti da Tel Aviv a Marrakech ha anche un ulteriore aspetto piacevole: apre la strada ad un flusso turistico di circa cinquecento turisti la settimana. Per il momento.

È un segno della crescente fiducia reciproca, che permetterà ai due popoli di conoscersi e stimarsi sempre meglio.

Poi, il Marocco ha molte attrattive turistiche degne di nota.

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Israeli airlines launch first direct flights to Morocco

Two Israeli airlines have launched their first commercial flights between Israel and Morocco, less than a year after the countries officially normalized relations.

Jerusalem – Two Israeli airlines launched their first commercial flights between Israel and Morocco on Sunday, less than a year after the countries officially normalized relations.

The Israeli flight departed from Tel Aviv to Marrakech with about 100 Israeli tourists, the company said, adding that Israel’s national carrier El Al sent its first direct flight to the same destination.

Israel’s tourism minister, Joel Rajozov, said the new direct flights would “help advance fruitful tourism, trade and economic cooperation and diplomatic agreements between the two countries.”

Israel and Morocco agreed to normalize relations in late 2020 as part of the US-brokered “Abraham Agreement”. Morocco was one of four Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan, that established diplomatic relations with Israel.

As part of the deal, the United States agreed to recognize Morocco’s claim to the long-disputed Western Sahara region, although the Biden administration said it would review the decision. Morocco’s 1975 annexation of Western Sahara is not recognized by the United Nations.

Many Israeli Jews have ancestry that traces back to Morocco, which is still home to a small Jewish community of several thousands.

El Al said in a statement ahead of the departure of its first flight that the company plans to operate five flights per week between Israel and Morocco.

Avigal Sorek, CEO of El Al, said, “We hope that now many people can get to know Morocco better, to experience and be excited about this special country that is deeply rooted in Israel’s heritage, culture and experience. Is.”

Pubblicato in: Cina, Diplomazia, Stati Uniti

Cina. Un j’accuse ferocemente e brutalmente rude, e vero, contro gli Stati Uniti.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-07-27.

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«China would not accept the United States taking a “superior” position in the relationship»

Biden attacca nuovamente la Cina e questa replica al vetriolo.

Cina. Giugno21. Import +36.7%, Export +32.2%, anno su anno.

BlackRock. Gli assets hanno passato i 9.5 trilioni di dollari. Da quando è in Cina.

Cina. Xiaomi sorpassa Apple ed è seconda nel mercato mondiale degli smartphone.

Cina. 2021Q2. Pil +7.9% anno su anno, +12.7% negli ultimi 12 mesi.

Cina. Criticata ferocemente perché usa sui social le tecniche imparate da Facebook e Google.

China’s Wechat deletes university LGBT accounts

Cina. Il 60% delle imprese europee fugge da casa e sta investendo lì. – Bloomberg.

Cina. 2020. Investimenti esteri +81% YoY. Superano quelli negli Usa.

Cina. Si avvia alla maggioranza nelle Nazioni Unite.

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«The China-U.S. relationship is in a stalemate, fundamentally because some Americans portray China as an “imagined enemy,” said Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng, urging the United States to change its highly misguided mindset and dangerous policy»

«Xie made the remarks on Monday during talks with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, who is on a visit to north China’s port city of Tianjin from July 25 to 26»

«For quite some time, when talking about conflict with China and challenges facing the United States, the “Pearl Harbor moment” and the “Sputnik moment” have been brought up by some Americans»

«It seems as if by making China an “imagined enemy,” a national sense of purpose would be reignited in the United States»

«→→ The hope may be that by demonizing China, the United States could somehow shift domestic public discontent over political, economic and social issues and blame China for its own structural problems ←←»

«It seems that a whole-of-government and whole-of-society campaign is being waged to bring China down. It is as if when China’s development is contained, all U.S. domestic and external challenges would go away, and America would become great again and Pax Americana would continue to go on»

«The U.S. policy seems to be demanding cooperation when it wants something from China; decoupling, cutting off supplies, blockading or sanctioning China when it believes it has an advantage; and resorting to conflict and confrontation at all costs»

«Do bad things and get good results. How is that even possible?»

«China wants to work with the United States to seek common ground while shelving the differences»

«→→ The U.S. side needs to change course and work with China on the basis of mutual respect and embrace fair competition and peaceful coexistence with China ←←»

«The U.S. side’s so-called “rules-based international order” is designed to benefit itself at others’ expense, hold other countries back and introduce the law of the jungle»

«→→ This is an effort by the United States and a few other Western countries to frame their own rules as international rules and impose them on other countries ←←»

«The United States is the “inventor and patent and intellectual property owner” of coercive diplomacy»

«The Chinese believe that one must not do to others what one does not like to be done to himself»

«It is the United States who has engaged in broad unilateral sanctions, long-arm jurisdiction and interference in other countries’ internal affairs»

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Per tradizione ultra millenaria la diplomazia cinese è oltremodo cauta e misurata negli enunciati.

Mr Xie Feng, Vice Foreign Minister, ha invece parlato usando parole inusitatamente dure nei confronti della Harris-Biden Administration. Per dirla in modo conviviale, ha vuotato il sacco, mettendo gli americani spalle al muro.

Più che una nota diplomatica, le parole di Mr Xie Feng suonerebbero come un ultimatum, che potrebbe anche precedere delle severe contromisure cinesi.

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China urges U.S. to change misguided mindset

TIANJIN, July 26 (Xinhua) — The China-U.S. relationship is in a stalemate, fundamentally because some Americans portray China as an “imagined enemy,” said Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng, urging the United States to change its highly misguided mindset and dangerous policy.

Xie made the remarks on Monday during talks with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, who is on a visit to north China’s port city of Tianjin from July 25 to 26.

For quite some time, when talking about conflict with China and challenges facing the United States, the “Pearl Harbor moment” and the “Sputnik moment” have been brought up by some Americans, Xie said.

Some international scholars, including some U.S. academics, perceive this as comparing China to Japan in the Second World War and the Soviet Union in the Cold War. It seems as if by making China an “imagined enemy,” a national sense of purpose would be reignited in the United States. The hope may be that by demonizing China, the United States could somehow shift domestic public discontent over political, economic and social issues and blame China for its own structural problems, he said.

It seems that a whole-of-government and whole-of-society campaign is being waged to bring China down. It is as if when China’s development is contained, all U.S. domestic and external challenges would go away, and America would become great again and Pax Americana would continue to go on, Xie said.

                         BILATERAL TIES.

In terms of the United States’ “competitive, collaborative and adversarial” rhetoric, Xie said this is a thinly veiled attempt to contain and suppress China.

The Chinese people feel that the real emphasis is on the adversarial aspect, the collaborative aspect is just expediency, and the competitive aspect is a narrative trap, he said.

The U.S. policy seems to be demanding cooperation when it wants something from China; decoupling, cutting off supplies, blockading or sanctioning China when it believes it has an advantage; and resorting to conflict and confrontation at all costs, he added.

“It seems that the United States only thinks about addressing its own concerns, getting the results it wants and advancing its own interests. Do bad things and get good results. How is that even possible?” Xie said.

What the world needs most is solidarity and cooperation, for humanity are passengers in the same boat, according to Xie.

“The Chinese people cherish peace,” said Xie, adding that what China hopes to build is a new type of international relations featuring mutual respect, equality, justice and win-win cooperation, and a community with a shared future for mankind.

“China wants to work with the United States to seek common ground while shelving the differences,” he said.

The U.S. side needs to change course and work with China on the basis of mutual respect and embrace fair competition and peaceful coexistence with China.

“After all, a healthy and stable China-U.S. relationship serves the interests of both sides. And the world expects nothing less from the two sides,” he added.

The U.S. side’s so-called “rules-based international order” is designed to benefit itself at others’ expense, hold other countries back and introduce “the law of the jungle,” Xie said.

This is an effort by the United States and a few other Western countries to frame their own rules as international rules and impose them on other countries.

The United States has abandoned the universally-recognized international law and order and damaged the international system it has helped to build, he said. “It is trying to replace it with a so-called ‘rules-based international order.'”

“The purpose is to resort to the tactic of changing the rules to make life easy for itself and hard for others, and to introduce ‘the law of the jungle’ where might is right and the big bully the small,” Xie added.

COERCIVE DIPLOMACY.

The United States is the “inventor and patent and intellectual property owner” of coercive diplomacy, Xie said.

The Chinese believe that one must not do to others what one does not like to be done to himself. The desire to seek hegemony or territorial expansion is simply not in the Chinese DNA, according to Xie.

“China has never coerced any country,” he said, adding that China responds to foreign interference with legitimate and lawful countermeasures, and the aim is to defend the legitimate rights and interests of the country and uphold international equity and justice.

China has never gone to others’ doorsteps to provoke trouble. Neither has China ever stretched its arm into the households of others, still less has China ever occupied any inch of other countries’ territory, he said.

“It is the United States who has engaged in broad unilateral sanctions, long-arm jurisdiction and interference in other countries’ internal affairs,” he said.

The U.S. notion of “engaging other countries from a position of strength” is just another version of the big bullying the small and “might is right.” This is pure coercive diplomacy, he added. Enditem

Pubblicato in: Cina, Diplomazia

Cina. Si avvia alla maggioranza nelle Nazioni Unite.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-07-02.

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La politica di non ingerenza nelle questioni interne degli altri stati e quella del rispetto delle altrui leggi e tradizioni sta dando alla Cina un grande ascendente in sede internazionale, ed ora la rende in grado di gestire l’Assemblea Generale della Nazioni Unite.

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Ukraine withdraws from Xinjiang-related anti-China joint statement.

«The Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations Office in Geneva on Friday said on its official website that it has withdrawn its signature on a joint statement on the human rights situation in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region»

«Earlier on June 22 during the interactive dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Canada, on behalf of some countries, delivered a joint statement criticizing China in the name of Xinjiang-related issues»

«On the same day before the delivering of the Canada-led joint statement, Belarus delivered a joint statement on behalf of 65 countries, saying that the countries oppose politicization of human rights and double standards, and oppose unfounded allegations against China out of political motivation»

«According to the Chinese Mission to the UN at Geneva, recently over 90 countries have, through various means, voiced their support for China on Xinjiang, Hong Kong or Tibet related issues at the on-going 47th session of the UN rights body»

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Mentre due decenni or sono l’enclave liberal socialista occidentale poteva fare il bello ed il cattivo tempo nelle istituzioni internazionali, adesso è riuscita a rendersi invisa alla maggior parte delle nazioni che aderiscono alle Nazioni Unite, ossia del mondo.

Le principali ragioni consistono nella sua pervicace credenza di essere autorizzata a voler imporre il proprio credo ideologico, che solo i liberal propugnano; di intromettersi costantemente negli affari interni di stati sovrani; di sanzionare chiunque non la pensi come lei; di propalare sul conto altrui menzogne alle quali solo lei presta fede; di depredare sistematicamente gli stati che siano nella sua orbita.

Nulla quindi da stupirsi che persino l’Ukraina la abbiano abbandonata, platealmente.