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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi tells UN that “war is not in the Chinese genes”

China called for diplomatic solutions to many world crises as well as touting the achievements and promises inherent in One Belt–One Road.

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It was a serendipitous occasion that while the order of speakers at the plenary session of the UN General Assembly is chosen at random, that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was scheduled to speak directly after his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavov.

This gave the world the opportunity to see just how united Russia and China are on the most important elements of modern geo-political affairs and peace keeping issues.

Foreign Minister Wang opened his speech by praising the role of the United Nations for preventing full-scale wars which dominated the first half of the 20th century.

He then praised the development of the multi-polar world which he characterised as the domineering force in modern global cooperation.

Wang stated that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “win-win” model of coopeation is a key to helping build a more peaceful world and one where prosperity is shared more evenly and fairly across nations.

Below are the key issues covered by Wang Yi

Syria and terrorism

The Chinese Foreign Minister praised the work of international partners in both the Geneva and Astana peace formats for Syria. He further stated that a “holistic” approach is necessary to fight international terrorism and that such measures should not resort to double standards nor must the world associate terrorism with any one ethnic group or religion.

This was a stark contrast to Donald Trump who singled out so-called “radical Islamic terrorism” during his UN speech.

Palestine 

Wang placed a great emphasis on the ongoing quest for Palestinian statehood, justice and human rights. He stated that. He said that it was a bad sign that after 70 years on the UN’s agenda, that Palestine was still not able to realise its restored statehood.

Wang said that the international community owes Palestine a just solution and that illegal Israeli settlement building should be stopped immediately.

He also said that new talks on the UN endorsed two-state solution must restart immediately.

North Korea 

Wang Yi began his discussion on North Korea by reminding his audience that in 2005, China, Russia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea and the United States came together to formalise agreements on the de-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. These agreements entailed a commitment from Pyongyang to cease its production of nuclear weapons materials and a commitment from the US to normalise relations with the DPRK.

Wang stated that notions that the situation has dramatically changed since then are fallacious and that it is as important now as ever to work constructively in this format.

The Chinese Foreign Minister said that Beijing calls on North Korea not to “go further along a dangerous direction” while calling on the US to honour its commitments from 2005. Wang stated that China opposes nuclear weapons in either Korean state.

He concluded this segment of the speech by saying that the US and North Korea ought to compromise and meet half way in order to facilitate peace and stability in East Asia.

One Belt–One Road 

Wang praised the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing which was held in May of 2017 as it resulted in “270 deliverable agreements between nations”.

He stated that the One Belt–One Road initiative helps to connect different civilisations which helps countries learn from one another and benefit from one another without compromising the unique character of every civilisation.

He stated that next year China will host an international import exposition which will help highlight the work being done by partners along One Belt–One Road while injecting fresh impetus into sustainable development goals.

A call for peace 

Wang Yi stated that “China is always a fore for peace”. He then praised China’s historic role which has avoided colonialism and one which never resorted to forcing its own policies on others, something associated with the western powers. Wang stated that “aggression is not in the Chinese genes” and that China will constantly vote for peace from its permanent position on the UN Security Council.

Wang affirmed China’s commitment to multilateralism on all fronts, including in efforts to battle climate change such as the Paris Agreement which the US has withdrawn from under Donald Trump.

Wang said that China will always respect the equality of all nations and that globalisation should never be understood as a competition between “west and east”. Instead all countries must follow the same rules and not dominate others using force or the “law of the jungle”.

While Donald Trump used his speech to decry socialism, Wang stated that the past five years of development for China have been “momentous” thanks to the guiding policy of “socialism with Chinese characteristics”. He said that socialism with Chinese characteristics has not only guided China’s internal development but has haled made China an “anchor for world piece”.

CONCLUSION

In many respects, Wang Yi’s speech was deeply similar to that of Sergey Lavrov, who spoke just before him. Both Foreign Ministers rejected the militarisation of the Korean conflict, both affirmed a position in favour of a just settlement for Palestine, both emphasised a commitment to positive interactions and a respect for the rule of international law in a multi-polar world and both expressed commitments to peaceful initiatives for international cooperation.

In this sense, the ‘eastern’ side of the multi-polar world spoke with a clear and unified voice.

 

 

 

 

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Trump has stated his position, the chinese and russia have stated theirs, it is refreshing and exciting to hear direct speech for a change. May was full of 5hit same as ever unfortunately. China has said it will veto war with anybody is a good thing. Trump is happy for Russia and China to implement their own geopolitical strategies, i think his meetings with Xi and Putin went extremely well, he has allowed them and encouraged them to speak their minds also. M S M will always see the future foreign policy of Trump as a loss, i think he… Read more »

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“war is not in the Chinese genes” ,now thats a subtle insult to Washington.

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A wise man once said ‘Si vis pacem, para bellum’

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Outside pressure in the form of sanctions has become an incentive to resolve various issues of Russia’s economy, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev stated in an interview with the Izvestiya daily.

He noted that through introducing sanctions against Russia, “the West aims to destabilize Russia’s economy and to create social and political tensions in society.”

“But during the difficult times, Russians have always stuck together and mobilized their resources in order to ensure the country’s sovereignty. This is what is happening now – the outside pressure has become an incentive to resolve many problems in Russia’s economy,” he said.

“Before the sanctions, it seemed that we would never be able to feed ourselves and that we are doomed to be dependent on Western import. However, right now, Russia’s food sovereignty in crucial sectors has practically been achieved, and in some areas, Russia has become the leading exporter,” Patrushev noted.

Those who apply the sanctions “can see that they (the sanctions – TASS) are ineffective and often achieve the opposite goal,” the Russian security chief concluded.

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US Neocon Foreign Policy and the War Waged Against Serbia

The Serbian assault began first by a ‘financial war’; by sanctions and finished off by an aggressive unprovoked incessant NATO bombing campaign.

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The ‘witch-hunt’ against President Trump over Russian collusion has officially ended, following the submission of the Mueller Report, enabling us to now focus on the real problems of America that effects the whole world.

In the hope of a waining of the Russophobia in America, let’s look at the US’s recent war history by starting with the 20th anniversary this month of the NATO war on Serbia in 1999 which amounted to almost 100 days of bombing of historic cities and infrastructure.

Firstly, these problems are, in the main caused by the Neocons, or Deep State, whatever you wish to call them, and the continuing promotion, by the US Military-Security Industrial Complex, of wars and regime change and secondly, Trump’s unreserved support for Israel, regardless of war crimes they may continue to commit against the Palestinians.

Incredibly after that one sided unjust and illegal war that NATO executed, NATO has the audacity to invite Serbia to join it! Something that will never happen. What do they smoke in DC, in the Pentagon and Brussels based NATO?

To compound these overall problems, the US Military and Israeli Defence Forces collaborate on these US regime change policies on all continents evidenced most recently by the arrival of crack Israeli troops last month in Brazil, prepared to support an attack potentially by Brazil and Columbia on Venezuela.

As, has now come to be expected, America pursues its Venezuelan regime change with full main stream media (MSM) cooperation, using well proven sophisticated propaganda techniques along with a variety of pretexts.

From Serbia to Iraq to Libya, where does it end? Observe that Trump is now seeking a ‘NATO alliance’ offering NATO status, to President Bolsonaro of Brazil to back the invasion of Venezuela.

So it is important to remember, as an example, that after a long war of economic and financial destabilization ended with the bombing of Serbia.

Serbia was previously a part of Yugoslavia, a country which had successfully evolved after 1945 to solve the old rivalries of the 19th and early 20th Century Balkan ethnic animosities which was, prior to the advent of power of President Tito, its past history.

The United Nations, instead of supporting, in effect, so called ‘humanitarian wars’ and ‘regime change wars’ by the US, using NATO, helped and relentlessly driven home by MSM outlets like CNN and FOX NEWS into people’s heads, must finally take a stand.

So too, Yugoslavia, once the envy of many in the world, given its then ‘non-aligned’ status under President Tito, was destroyed and broken up; ‘Balkanized’ in the early 1990s.

The Serbian assault began first by a ‘financial war’; by sanctions and finished off by an aggressive unprovoked incessant NATO bombing campaign. That’s what we can expect in Venezuela next.

This ‘Balkanization’ strategy similarly applies to Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria et al. It serves US Neocon interests to dismember States in the world and create smaller more ‘manageable’ countries.

‘Regime change’ runs against the intent, the very words contained in the US Constitution. No one in MSM ever reminds us of that fact. Nevertheless America’s ambition to overthrow other States continues, which they arrogantly now make no secret of. The next States will probably be Nicaragua then Iran to name but two.

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This is of extreme importance yet no real outcry comes from world leaders; well not so far.

The main reason for that decision given by senior US Administration figures is that “God anointed Trump to save the Jews”.

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The shareholder’s names tells us everything; Dick Cheney; Baron Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch. The titular heads of neocons, bankers and media on the planet.

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The pattern of US destabilization and destruction of States to loot them of their sovereign resources is the unseen history of the last 100 years, not taught in any university, anywhere in the West.

As far as Ukraine is concerned, its government was taken down by the CIA and replaced by an ultra fascist regime that has full backing from America. This is no secret. But the MSM simple don’t report it.

US led NATO is ‘the transnational war machine’ of the world, devouring almost all free countries wealth. It can extort to terrorize all into conformity to the global ‘carcinogenic’ US Neocon imperialistic strategy.

A total estimated 20m people around the world have died since the end of WW11 at the hands of US Forces. Think about that for a moment.

One of the most famous sayings attributed to America’s great President Abraham Lincoln is about deception: “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

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‘Dark day for internet freedom’: EU approves controversial copyright reform

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The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections.

Tuesday’s move will update the EU’s 20-year-old copyright rules and will govern everything from audiovisual content to memes, much to the dismay of many social media users who have already begun outpouring their grief online.

MEPs passed the legislation by 348 votes to 274 Tuesday. Opponents had hoped for last-minute amendments to be made but their efforts were in vain.

Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

Article 13 or ‘The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market’ makes all platforms legally responsible for the content hosted and shared on their platforms.

The process of updating the bloc’s copyright laws began in the European Commission two years ago, ostensibly to protect Europe’s publishers, broadcasters and artists and guarantee fair compensation from big tech companies.

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The onus will now be on tech companies to clamp down on content-sharing on their platforms, which will likely ensure yet more draconian policing of speech and content.

EU member states now have two years to pass their own laws putting Article 13 into effect.

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