Anti-government demonstrations took place in parts of Cuba on the 11th. The Cuban government subsequently presented relevant evidence, pointing out that the activities were directly intervened by the US government in an attempt to destabilize Cuban society. The Cuban government also demands that the United States lift its blockade against Cuba and respect Cuba's sovereignty. Faced with the accusations made by Cuba, the United States has instead intensified its efforts against Cuba.
On July 22, the US Treasury Department announced that it would impose sanctions on Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces Minister and other officials and institutions under the so-called "Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act" on the grounds of "suppressing Cuban protests. The US statement stated that it "will continue to sanction individuals who oppress the Cuban people."
According to the statistics of the Cuban government, in the four years of former U.S. President Trump’s administration, the U.S. government has imposed more than 240 unilateral sanctions against Cuba, of which more than 50 have been implemented in the context of the raging new crown epidemic. Life brings a serious impact.
The US's wanton waving of the sanctions stick against other countries has aroused strong international dissatisfaction. As the United States imposed new sanctions on Cuba this time, Mexico, a small North American country, stepped forward to openly confront the United States.
The Global Times quoted Reuters on July 23 as saying that the office of the mayor of Veracruz, Mexico, stated that the Mexican navy was loading food and medicine on a ship bound for Cuba in the port city of Veracruz to aid Cuba. Mexican President López Obrador also criticized the long-term embargo imposed by the United States on this Caribbean island nation, accusing it of this measure that caused Cuba's worst unrest in decades.
According to previous reports, Mexican Foreign Minister Ebrard said on July 16 local time that Mexico thanked Cuba for its strong support during the epidemic, and once again called for the end of the blockade against Cuba. He pointed out that due to the embargo, Cuba could not obtain enough syringes and medicines. Ebrard said that extreme sanctions against Cuba and other countries are causing "serious consequences", local people are suffering, and "humanitarian conditions that all of us should respect" are being destroyed.
"Chinese citizens will not sacrifice in vain"
State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Wang Yi and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Shah Mahmoud Qureshi held the third China-Pakistan Foreign Ministers Strategic Dialogue in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The two sides exchanged in-depth views on China-Pakistan strategy, economic and security cooperation, the fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan, and international and regional issues of common concern. They agreed to take joint measures to safeguard the common interests of the two countries and promote regional peace, development and prosperity.
The two sides stated that China-Pakistan friendship has become stronger over time and this year marks an important milestone for the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. The two sides held more than 100 warm celebrations, demonstrating the deep friendship and strong brotherhood between the two countries. In order to further strengthen the China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership and join hands to build a closer China-Pakistan community with a shared future in the new era, the two sides will firmly implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, enhance strategic mutual trust, strengthen all-round cooperation, maintain the momentum of high-level exchanges, and promote the commonwealth. Building the "Belt and Road" will push bilateral relations to a new level and bring greater benefits to the two countries and their peoples.
Pakistan congratulates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, admires the great contribution of the Communist Party of China to the Chinese people and the brilliant rise of China on the world stage, and appreciates the great achievements of the Communist Party of China in lifting 800 million Chinese people out of poverty. Pakistan wishes the Chinese government and people, under the strong and far-sighted leadership of the Communist Party of China with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core, achieve greater progress in the process of achieving socialist modernization in 2035 and building a prosperous, democratic, civilized, harmonious and beautiful modern socialist country Big success.
The two sides expressed satisfaction with the close cooperation in successfully controlling the epidemic, anti-epidemic supplies, vaccine research and development, and rapid economic recovery after the epidemic. Pakistan thanks China for its firm support for Pakistan's promotion of vaccination, and thanks China for establishing a local vaccine filling production line at the National Institutes of Health of Pakistan. The Chinese side stated that it will continue to assist the Pakistani side in strengthening the construction of the national health system to deal with the impact of the epidemic on economic and social development.
Both sides believe that the traceability of the new coronavirus is a scientific task and should not be politicized. The China-WHO traceability joint research report published in March this year has made authoritative and scientific conclusions on traceability related issues, which should be recognized, respected and maintained, and serve as the basis for the next stage of global traceability work. We hope that the WHO will work with the international community to jointly maintain the scientificity and rigor of traceability research, jointly resist actions that politicize traceability issues, and jointly maintain a good atmosphere for global anti-epidemic cooperation.
Pakistan expressed condolences to the victims of the heavy rains and floods in Henan, and hoped that with the efforts of the Chinese government, normal order would be restored as soon as possible and the affected people would return to their homes as soon as possible.
The two sides strongly condemned the Dasu terrorist attack that caused casualties in both countries, expressed their deep condolences and condolences to the families of the victims, and emphasized that Chinese citizens will not sacrifice in vain. The China-Pakistan partnership will be stronger after this test. Pakistan promised to provide treatment, care and comfort to the injured in China. The two sides are determined to find out the murderer and the truth through the ongoing joint investigation, severely punish the murderer, fully ensure the safety of Chinese projects, personnel and institutions, and prevent such incidents from happening again.
The two sides agreed to continue to firmly support each other on issues concerning each other's core interests. China reaffirms its firm support for Pakistan in safeguarding its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, firmly supports Pakistan in choosing its own development path based on its own national conditions, firmly supports Pakistan in striving for a good external security environment, and firmly supports Pakistan in playing a better role in international and regional affairs. Great constructive effect. Pakistan reaffirms its adherence to the one-China policy and firmly supports China on issues of China’s core interests such as Taiwan, Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong and the South China Sea.
The two sides emphasized that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has entered a new stage of high-quality development and has made important contributions to Pakistan's economic and social development. The two parties will continue to firmly promote the construction of the corridor, ensure the timely completion of projects under construction, focus on economic and social development, create employment and improve people's livelihood, and further strengthen cooperation in the fields of industrial parks, infrastructure, science and technology, medical and health, agriculture, and human resources training. Unleash the huge potential of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and turn the Corridor into a regional interconnection hub. The two parties agreed to comprehensively construct healthy corridors, industrial corridors, trade corridors, digital corridors, and green corridors. Both parties reviewed with satisfaction the remarkable results achieved by the corridor construction project. The two sides look forward to convening the tenth joint committee meeting to jointly plan and pragmatically promote the high-quality operation of the corridor and promote the high-quality development of the “Belt and Road” joint construction.
Both sides are satisfied with the cooperation between the two countries on international and regional issues in the United Nations, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, ASEAN Regional Forum and other multilateral mechanisms, and agreed to strengthen coordination and cooperation to safeguard common interests, fairness and justice. The two sides reaffirmed their adherence to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and their support for multilateralism, free trade and mutually beneficial cooperation.
The two sides emphasized that the maintenance of peace, stability, cooperation and prosperity in South Asia is in the common interests of all countries. Disputes and problems in the region should be resolved through dialogue on the basis of mutual respect and equality. Pakistan informed China of the deterioration of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, including Pakistan’s concerns, positions and current pressing issues. The Chinese side reiterated that the Kashmir issue is a dispute left over from the history of Pakistan and India. This is an objective fact and should be properly resolved through peaceful means in accordance with the UN Charter, relevant resolutions of the Security Council and bilateral agreements. China opposes any unilateral actions that complicate the situation.
The two sides emphasized that peace and stability in Afghanistan are of vital importance to the economic and social development, interconnection and prosperity of the region, and call on all stakeholders in Afghanistan to make a complete ceasefire and work together to achieve an inclusive, comprehensive and comprehensive political settlement through negotiations. The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to advancing the "Afghan-led and Afghan-owned" peace and reconciliation process, so that Afghanistan can achieve peace, stability, unity and prosperity at an early date, firmly combat terrorism, and live in harmony with neighboring countries. The two sides reaffirmed their support for the peaceful reconstruction of Afghanistan, are willing to expand economic and trade exchanges with Afghanistan, and support Afghanistan in enhancing its independent development capabilities.
Both China and Pakistan reiterate that they will use new vigor and vitality to further strengthen the time-tested all-weather strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.
Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng revealed that China has submitted two lists to the US!
The China-US Tianjin meeting was held in the morning of the same day. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng held talks with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Sherman.
At the briefing held after the talks, a reporter asked Xie Feng a question. We noticed that the schedule of this visit is very tight. What are the main focuses of the two sides during the short talks?
Xie Feng said that in the talks, in addition to expounding its principled position on Sino-US relations and urging the United States to change its extremely wrong perceptions of China and extremely dangerous China policies, China also focused on the United States’ tracing of the source of the new crown virus, Taiwan, Xinjiang, and China. Wrong words and deeds on issues related to Hong Kong and the South China Sea once again expressed strong dissatisfaction to the United States, demanding that the United States immediately stop interfering in China's internal affairs, stop harming China's interests, stop stepping on red lines and playing with fire, and stop engaging in group confrontations under the guise of values. We urge the United States not to underestimate the strong determination, firm will and strong ability of the 1.4 billion Chinese people to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests.
During the talks, the Chinese side also proposed two lists to the United States. One is a list that requires the United States to correct its wrong policies, words and deeds toward China, and the other is a list of key cases that China is concerned about.
The reporter asked, can you reveal the specific content of the list?
Xie Feng responded that in the correction list, China urges the US to unconditionally lift visa restrictions on CCP members and their families, lift sanctions on Chinese leaders, officials, and government departments, lift visa restrictions on Chinese students, and stop suppressing Chinese companies. , Stop nuisance to Chinese students, stop suppressing Confucius Institutes, revoke the registration of Chinese media as “foreign agents” or “foreign missions,” revoke the extradition of Meng Wanzhou, and so on.
In the list of key cases of concern to the Chinese side, the Chinese side mainly refers to the rejection of visas for some Chinese students studying in the United States, the unfair treatment of Chinese citizens in the United States, the nuisance and collision of Chinese embassies and consulates in the United States by U.S. lawbreakers, and the anti-Asian and anti-China issues in the United States Emotions are growing. Cases such as violent attacks on Chinese citizens have expressed serious concerns to the United States, demanding that the United States resolve them as soon as possible, and earnestly respect and protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens and institutions in the United States.
"If you want to do bad things, you still want to take advantage of your benefits. How can there be such a reason in the world?!
Xie Feng, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs: The US's "competition, cooperation, and confrontation" rule of thirds is to contain and suppress China's "blind vision".
Xie Feng: The fundamental reason for the deadlock in Sino-US relations is that some people in the United States regard China as an "imaginary enemy."
On July 26, Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng said in a meeting in Tianjin with US Deputy Secretary of State Sherman that Sino-US relations are currently at a deadlock and facing serious difficulties. The fundamental reason is that some people in the United States regard China as an "imaginary enemy."
For a period of time, some people in the United States referred to the so-called "Pearl Harbor Moment" and "Sputnik Moment" when they exaggerated the Sino-US conflict and the challenges the United States faces. Some experts and scholars clearly stated that the United States is comparing China to Japan during World War II and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It wants to rekindle the sense of national purpose by establishing China as an "imaginary enemy", and by demonizing China, it will divert the American people's influence on domestic politics and economy. , Social dissatisfaction has dumped the deep-seated structural contradictions in the United States on China.
The entire US government mobilizes the entire society to contain China in an all-round way. It seems that as long as China's development is contained, the problems inside and outside the United States can be solved, the United States will become great again, and the hegemony under the United States can continue. The U.S. often talks about things with China, and it seems that if it doesn't involve China, it won't be able to talk or do things anymore. We urge the US to change this extremely wrong thinking and extremely dangerous China policy.
Xie Feng: The US's "competition, cooperation, and confrontation" rule of thirds is the "obstacle method" to suppress and contain China
Xie Feng said that the eyes of the Chinese people are sharp. The U.S. trichotomy of "competition, cooperation, and confrontation" is the "obscure approach" to contain and suppress China. Confrontation and containment are the essence, cooperation is an expedient measure, and competition is a discourse trap. When there is a need for China, cooperation is required; in areas where there are advantages, they will cut off confessions and block sanctions; in order to contain China, they will not hesitate to confront confrontation and confrontation. I only want to solve the problems that the U.S. is concerned about, and only want to get the results the U.S. wants, unilaterally benefiting, not only do bad things, but also want to take advantage of the benefits, how can there be such a truth in the world?!
Xie Feng: The so-called "rules-based international order" of the United States is to harm others for self-interest, regulate other countries, and implement the "rule of the jungle."
Xie Feng said that the so-called maintenance of the "rules-based international order" by the United States is to package itself and a few Western countries' "family laws and regulations" into international rules to regulate and suppress other countries. The U.S. abandons the international law and international order widely accepted by the international community, undermines the international system that it has participated in, and throws out the so-called "rule-based international order" from a new start. Implement the "rule of the jungle" with the weak and the strong, and bullying the small.
Xie Feng: The US should change course and choose to meet the Chinese side, respect each other, compete fairly, and coexist peacefully.
Xie Feng said that the world today most needs to unite, cooperate and help each other in the same boat. The Chinese people love peace and actively promote the construction of a new type of international relations featuring mutual respect, fairness, justice, and win-win cooperation, and build a community with a shared future for mankind. China is willing to treat each other as equals and seek common ground while reserving differences. The U.S. should change course and choose to meet China halfway, respect each other, compete fairly, and coexist peacefully. A healthy and stable Sino-US relationship is not only in the interests of both parties, but also the common expectation of the international community.
The epidemic is raging, the American people refuse to be vaccinated, the Biden government throws the pot, Fauci hastily issued a warning
According to a domestic media report on July 26, due to the spread of the more infectious "Delta" mutant strain, the number of newly diagnosed new coronary pneumonia in the United States in a single day has been increasing. However, the rate of vaccination against the new crown in the United States has slowed down. American infectious disease expert Fauci warned that the United States is "going in the wrong direction" in combating the new round of epidemics brought about by the mutant strain of Delta.
Worldometer real-time statistics show that as of July 25, Beijing time, a total of 35.31 million confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States and a total of 626,000 deaths. Compared with the previous day's data, there were 4,1987 new confirmed cases and 106 new deaths in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently stated that confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia infected with the Delta strain currently account for 83% of new cases in the country, and at the beginning of July, this number was only 50%. According to medical experts, most of these infected people have not yet received the new crown vaccine.
It should be mentioned that although US President Biden has previously promised that 70% of American adults will be vaccinated with at least one dose of COVID-19 before Independence Day on July 4, there are still 1,000 counties in the United States that have not been able to achieve this. 30% vaccination rate. At the same time, after Biden announced on July 4th that "the United States has come out of the new crown epidemic", both the Biden administration and the American people have relaxed their vigilance in epidemic prevention, even in many states. The government has reduced the release of statistics on the new crown epidemic, preventing the public from obtaining real-time information on the number of epidemics, hospitalizations and deaths.
Regarding the increase in the number of people infected with the new crown epidemic, Fauci said in an interview with CNN on July 25, local time that since half of the US population is still not fully vaccinated, this is a problem for the United States. According to data modeling, the worst-case scenario facing the United States is 4,000 deaths in a single day. Fauci warned, "I'm not sure if the worst will happen, but it won't be a good situation. We are going in the wrong direction. It's like we have two United States." Later, Fauci explained that one is the very fragile and unvaccinated United States, and the other is the truly relatively protected and vaccinated United States.
It is worth noting that there are reasons for the American people to refuse the new crown vaccine. According to the latest poll released by US media, one-fifth of Americans interviewed believe in the unfounded "microchip" theory, that is, through vaccination, the so-called "microchip" will be implanted in the human body. Monitor the trajectory of people's activities. Professor Hotz, a vaccine expert from Baylor College of Medicine, pointed out that the reason why the American people do not get the new crown vaccine is because of resistance and contempt for political differences.
In addition to the above reasons, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported that due to the raging new crown epidemic, although some new crown vaccines used in the United States have not yet been officially approved, these new crown vaccines have been urgently approved, so the American people still feel about the safety of the vaccine. Worry. On July 12, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that there may be a connection between Johnson & Johnson's new crown vaccine and a rare neurological disease called Guillain-Barre syndrome; on July 13, American conservatives And liberals have issued warnings, claiming that the disease is related to Johnson & Johnson's new crown vaccine.
In addition, in June, a study showed that after being vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine or Modena vaccine, American soldiers who received the new crown vaccine had a higher than expected risk of heart inflammation. On June 25, the FDA stated that it had added warnings about the possible occurrence of rare cases of heart inflammation in adolescents and young people in the Pfizer's new crown vaccine and Modena's new crown vaccine. However, the agency still said that the benefits of vaccinating the new crown vaccine clearly outweigh the risks.
It is very ironic that Biden has blatantly shirked responsibility for the American people's refusal to get the new crown vaccine. In an interview with US media on July 16, Biden blamed some people's refusal to be vaccinated on social media's failure to control the spread of false information, and said that "they are killing people." However, after the social media column data refuted, Biden claimed in an interview with US media on July 19 that "social media is not killing people, but the false information is killing people."
Considering that as early as June 22, Fauci warned that the delta strain of the mutated new crown virus is the biggest threat to the United States to eliminate the new crown epidemic in the United States; in early July, CDC Director Valensky also issued a warning about the national epidemic The delta variant virus is spreading widely in areas with low vaccination rates. This is another “critical moment” in the United States’ fight against the epidemic; however, the Biden administration still ignored these warnings and began to relax epidemic prevention, and now the number of infected people in the United States is increasing. , Whether the new crown epidemic in the United States will repeat the same mistakes, perhaps only time will give the answer.
At the request of the family, the search and rescue work for South Korean "fingerless mountaineers" was interrupted, and China had participated in the rescue.
Yonhap News Agency reported on the 26th that South Korea’s Gwangju City Accident Emergency Response Committee held a press conference on the same day and stated that at the request of the family, it decided to suspend the search and rescue of South Korean "fingerless mountaineer" Jin Hongbin.
Data Map of Korean "Fingerless Mountaineer" Kim Hongbin
According to reports, the rescue team sent a helicopter on the 25th to search for the missing place of Jin Hongbin (7400 meters above sea level) to no avail. Based on the search results and the dangerous environment of the search and rescue area, Jin Hongbin's family judged that it was difficult to make progress in the search and rescue work and requested that the search and rescue work be stopped. Accordingly, the local rescue team plans to withdraw from the base camp.
Yonhap News Agency introduced that South Korean “fingerless mountaineer” Jin Hongbin successfully climbed the Himalaya Broat at an altitude of 8,047 meters on the 18th Pakistan time, becoming the world’s first disabled person to conquer 14 peaks over 8,000 meters in the world. On the way down the mountain, he accidentally fell into an ice gap and his whereabouts were unknown.
South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Choi Young-sun said on the 20th that after receiving the news, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested the relevant departments of Pakistan and China to send helicopters for rescue through the local embassy. South Korean President Moon Jae-in also posted on social media the same day that at the request of the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan sent a helicopter to the Jin Hongbin distress area on the same day to carry out rescue activities, and the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan is also mobilizing all forces to rescue.
During a trip around China, the US Secretary of Defense wants to work together to hold China? The People's Liberation Army greeted with "live ammunition"
On July 21, local time, the Pentagon's official website announced the news that US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will visit Asia. Austin will visit Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines in late July. On the 27th, Austin will also give a speech during his visit to Singapore. It is reported that this is Austin's second visit to the so-called "priority theater" of the United States. The main purpose of this visit is to "maintain stability and allow sovereign states in the region to make their own choices."He hopes to discuss with Singapore how to strengthen the US's "unmatched" strategic assets in the region, and emphasized that the US will ensure that allies and partners can navigate in the relevant airspace and waters of the South China Sea in accordance with international law to reach the level that they should and have rights to.
You know, Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines are neighboring countries in the South China Sea, and Vietnam and the Philippines are also claiming countries in the South China Sea. The US Secretary of Defense's visit to China around the world is self-evident. He will continue to hype the South China Sea issue, use the power of allies to strengthen the US military power in the South China Sea, and even work together to "hold down" China.
As the saying goes, friends come and have good wine, jackals come and have shotguns. According to the navigation announcement issued by the China Maritime Safety Administration on July 23, from July 25th to 27th, from 8 am to 18:00 every day, live fire training will be conducted in the sea area from the four-point line, and ships are prohibited from entering. Obviously, the signal sent by the PLA's exercises is that China's determination and will to uphold the legitimate rights and interests of the sea is beyond doubt. No one should underestimate the Chinese people's determination, determination, and strong ability to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
It is worth mentioning that on July 12, US Secretary of State Blincoln issued a statement on the fifth anniversary of the so-called ruling in the South China Sea arbitration, stating that the rule-based maritime order is seriously threatened in the South China Sea , and China continues to "coerce" and "intimidate" the Southeast Asian coast. The country threatens the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. In response, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian retorted that China has always insisted on resolving the South China Sea issues through friendly negotiations and consultations, has always treated the countries surrounding the South China Sea as equals, and has maintained maximum restraint in safeguarding the sovereignty and rights and interests of the South China Sea.On the contrary, the United States frequently sends large-scale advanced warships and planes to the South China Sea to conduct military reconnaissance exercises and illegally break into China's territorial waters and airspace adjacent to islands and reefs. Who is it that is intimidating and intimidating in the South China Sea? Who is threatening the freedom and safety of navigation? The truth speaks for itself.