06 July, 2021

The new version of Russia’s National Security Strategy is positioned in this way: China, the United States, and India.

After a lapse of six years, Putin issued a new version of the Russian Federation’s National Security Strategy again, and made significant changes in response to the threats Russia faces. After Biden took office, he stepped up its alliance policy. NATO's strategic squeeze against Russia has intensified. Recently, Russia used a tough plan to shoot at the surrounding waters when it dismantled British warships that had invaded the country's waters. Putin also stated that future invading warships will not rule out the implementation of "exploitation and sinking." In fact, the southern Russian military region exercised missile attacks and bombing enemy warships on Saturday.

The "National Security Strategy" is the highest-level guiding document in the field of Russia's national security assurance. It is revised every six years. The document is used to determine Russia's national interests, national strategic priority directions, and national security assurance measures. The previous edition of the National Security Strategy was promulgated on December 31, 2015.

The new version of the "National Security Strategy" issued by Putin on Saturday is 44 pages long and has many revisions, emphasizing the need to maintain nuclear deterrence at a "sufficient level." The Deputy Secretary-General of the Russian Federation Security Council Vakhrukov said that the new strategy is Russia’s realistic response to changes in security threats that it has faced in the past six years. He emphasized that Russia is currently facing three major pressures. First, NATO, led by the United States, is pressing harder, second, the threat of "color revolutions" is increasing, and third is epidemics, climate change, and finance. Non-traditional security issues are prominent.

In terms of internal affairs, the new version of Russia’s National Security Strategy believes that some unfriendly countries are trying to use Russia’s existing social and economic problems to incite division. Therefore, the Russian government will maintain sovereign independence and territorial integrity, protect the traditional spirit and moral foundation of society, and prevent external forces from interfering in internal affairs.

Since 2014, the United States and Europe have continued to increase their economic sanctions against Russia. The new version of the strategy stated that “Russia has shown the world the resilience of its own economy and demonstrated its ability to deal with external sanctions.” Russia’s core economic sectors have reduced import dependence. The work continues, and the use of U.S. dollars in foreign trade continues to decrease, and plans to clear the shares of the US sovereign wealth fund purchased by the country’s Ministry of Treasury.

At the diplomatic level, the new version of Russia’s National Security Strategy pointed out that “the actions of some countries are aimed at inciting the secession process of the CIS in order to undermine the relationship between Russia and its traditional allies”. The Commonwealth of Independent States is a national alliance coordinated and established by the republics of the Soviet Union. It is headquartered in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Its design structure is similar to that of the British Commonwealth. The conditions for joining are "have the same strategic goals."

The countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States are all neighboring countries of Russia, which are of vital importance to Russia's strategic security. Putin has repeatedly stated that he wants to maintain the "fraternal feelings" between the CIS countries. In his annual "Victory Day" speech, Putin will pay special tribute to the CIS countries and thank them for fighting side by side with Russia in World War II. .

The CIS countries are also the hardest-hit areas for the United States and the West to implement the "color revolution", and they continue to implement a policy of differentiation. Among them, Ukraine is the third largest recipient of foreign aid funds for the United States. With the inflow of US dollar financial aid into the CIS countries, There are also American values. A report by the US Congress pointed out that the economies of the CIS countries and Russia are highly complementary, and weakening the economic ties between these countries and Russia is a blow to the Russian industry and supply chain. Turkmenistan and Georgia have already withdrawn before, and Ukraine also announced their withdrawal in 2018. Currently, there are 9 member states and 1 associated country in the Commonwealth of Independent States.

It is worth noting that the new version of Russia's National Security Strategy lists China and India as the main diplomatic directions for the first time, saying that it will develop a comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation with China and a special strategic partnership with India.

In response to Russia-US relations, the new version of Russia’s National Security Strategy criticized the US government for abandoning its commitment to control the arms race, and criticized the US plan for deploying medium-range and short-range missiles on the eastern and western ends of Russia, that is, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. In fact, the United States has withdrawn from two of the so-called "three U.S.-Russian arms control treaties," and only the "New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty" remains. On June 16, Putin and Biden held a 4-hour meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. However, the outside world believes that the effect is not good, and the relationship between the two countries shows no signs of recovery. After Biden took office, he sanctioned Russian diplomats and increased financial sanctions. The "Interim National Security Strategy Guidelines" previously announced by the Biden administration also made Russia a "destabilizing strategic challenge." Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Antonov, who returned to Washington for only two weeks, said on Sunday that he sent a letter requesting to go to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to meet with lawmakers, but he was “closed door”.

In terms of military affairs, the new version of Russia’s National Security Strategy states for the first time that Russia will adopt symmetrical and "asymmetrical" measures to respond to unfriendly actions by foreign countries that threaten Russia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The so-called "asymmetric" capability is an important concept in modern military theory, similar to the classical Chinese theory of "Tian Ji horse racing".

In fact, the US military is very afraid of Russia's development of "asymmetric" military capabilities. In 2019, the US "National Interest" magazine published a research report of the US Army. The US Army believes that there is a significant gap between the popularity of the Russian military's modern weapons and equipment and the US military, but the rapid development of "asymmetric capabilities" is "worrying." The report pointed out that the Russian army has focused on the development of advanced air defense weapon systems and tactical missiles far away from the battlefield, and has created "area denial weapon systems", including S-300 and S-400 air defense and anti-missile systems, and the "Iraqi" with extremely strong defense penetration capabilities. Skander missile. In addition, the Russian army is also equipped with a large number of electromagnetic weapons in response to the characteristics of the Western military’s reliance on complex digital command systems. It has the ability to eavesdrop, interfere with, and destroy the enemy’s advanced command system. It can even “invade the enemy’s command system and issue fakes. command".

On Saturday, the Russian Ministry of Defense revealed that the Su-30SM multi-role fighter, Su-24M bomber, Su-34 fighter-bomber and Su-27 fighter jets of the aviation units of the Southern Military Region of Russia, specifically including fighter groups conducting low-altitude flight training over the Black Sea, and Practiced "simulating enemy ships carrying out missile and bombing attacks." The Russian Defense Ministry pointed out that this special training was conducted because a British warship broke into Russian waters recently, and a US reconnaissance plane was also flying provocatively over the Black Sea.

On June 23, the British destroyer "Guardian" sailed to only 19 kilometers from the Crimean coastline and invaded 3 kilometers of Russian waters. However, the British side insisted that it “passed harmlessly” through Ukrainian waters and had nothing to do with Russia. It is worth pointing out that it is only about 30 kilometers away from Sevastopol, the home port of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. There are 53 warships and 6 submarines parked in the port, which is a military restricted zone. The Russian side sent more than 20 fighters and two Coast Guard patrol boats to drive the British destroyer "Guardian". Recently, the two ships were less than 100 meters apart. During this period, the Russian patrol boat shot at the surface of the "Guardian". However, the British side denied that the Russian side opened fire, saying it was only "harassed." When talking about this matter, Putin emphasized that even if Russia sinks an invading foreign warship, it cannot cause a "third world war" because the West knows that it "cannot win this war."

There are also media reports that the British "Guardian" forged the AIS signal of the ship's automatic identification system to confuse the Russian army. The recent "Sea Breeze" joint exercise led by the United States and Ukraine is being held in the Black Sea, and the AIS signal has been tampered with many times. The US warship was actually photographed by a real-time camera and did not leave the port. The analysis believes that this may be one of the NATO exercises' information warfare subjects, which caused the Russian army to fall into fatigue response by releasing false signals. But critics pointed out that the purpose of AIS is to prevent ships from colliding, and interference with AIS signals will seriously threaten the safety of navigation.

Shenzhen Satellite TV Direct News noticed that the British "Guardian" is participating in the "Sea Breeze" joint exercise led by the United States and Ukraine. The exercise will last two weeks and the scale is the largest in history. There are about 5,000 soldiers from 32 countries. 32 ships, 40 military aircraft and 18 special operations and diving teams participated. However, observations pointed out that this year’s "Sea Breeze" was thundered and rained. South Korea and Tunisia, both on the list of participants, announced their refusal to participate. In addition, although there are many warships participating in the exercise, most of them belong to the Ukrainian Navy. The US Navy only sent the guided missile destroyer "Ross" of the Sixth Fleet to participate in the exercise. This is an old ship that has been in service for 24 years. In fact, the British "Guardian" was also temporarily left from the "Queen Elizabeth" aircraft carrier formation in the Mediterranean.

Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of the Russian "Defense" magazine, believes that the "Sea Breeze" exercise is obviously anti-Russian. NATO currently regards Ukraine as an anti-Russian "bridgehead" and is trying to deploy weapons and establish military bases in Ukraine to contain it. Russian side. Russia's current important strategic goal is to prevent Ukraine from joining NATO and prevent external forces from deploying troops and establishing military bases in Ukraine. In addition, the exercise also included a land-based part, and intelligence showed that NATO took the opportunity to deliver weapons and equipment to Ukraine.

[Southern + July 3 News] According to British media reports, after two days of debate, the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee will resume discussions on a bill led by the Democratic Party later this month. The bill aims to increase competitiveness against China and put pressure on China on the so-called "human rights" issue.

A spokesperson said on July 2 that the committee would consider reviewing the Ensuring American Global Leadership and Engagement Act, or the Eagle Act, on July 12. The bill was discussed in a marathon on June 30 and July 1, but no vote was voted.

The two parties disagree on how best to deal with Beijing. Although the Senate passed a comprehensive legislation with bipartisan support in early June, all members of the House of Representatives have yet to finalize or vote on a comprehensive bill.

According to the report, when dealing with China, taking a hard line is one of the few consensuses of the two parties in the heavily divided U.S. Congress. Currently, the US Senate and House of Representatives are barely controlled by Biden's Democratic Party.

The "Eagle Bill" was introduced in May by Gregory Meeks, chairman of the Democratic Foreign Affairs Committee. The bill covers a wide range of issues, including climate issues, increased investment to promote US manufacturing and trade to compete with China, and re-engagement in international organizations. In addition, the bill also requires the United States to increase unreasonable interference in China's internal affairs.

According to reports, the marathon discussion on the "Eagle Bill" lasted very late, and members of the Foreign Affairs Panel of the US House of Representatives proposed about 100 amendments to the bill.

In addition, Republicans said before the meeting that they would not support the bill. They oppose the "Eagle Act" that authorizes the provision of funding for climate initiatives, and believe that the bill "does not do enough." Republicans demand that Democrats strengthen control over technology exports and strengthen American personal data on the bill. Supervise to avoid "leaking" to China.

On May 26, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said when discussing the bill that the US will ignore the facts, slander China’s development path and domestic and foreign policies, and interfere in China’s internal affairs and harm China on issues involving China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. interest. China firmly opposes this and will firmly defend its own interests. China urges relevant U.S. congressmen to abandon the Cold War mentality and ideological prejudice, stop using false information to engage in political manipulation on China-related issues, stop words and deeds that harm China’s interests under the guise of "democracy and human rights", and stop deliberating and advancing relevant issues In the negative China-related bill, delete the negative China-related clauses, do more things that are conducive to the development of Sino-US relations and mutual trust and cooperation between the two countries, and create favorable conditions for cooperation between the two countries in areas such as climate change.

Will high-level Sino-US contacts? Wang Yi smiled, a sentence caused a sensation, and everyone around laughed.

On July 3, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi smiled when he was asked "will there be contacts between the top Chinese and American leaders this year" after attending the opening ceremony of the Ninth World Peace Forum. "Of course we hope to resume dialogue, but this It depends on the sincerity of the United States." The audience also laughed.

According to previous reports, the Sino-US economic and trade dialogue has made positive progress in recent times. On the morning of May 27th, Liu He, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Vice Premier of the State Council, and the Chinese leader of the China-US Comprehensive Economic Dialogue, spoke with Dai Qi, the US trade representative. The two sides conducted candid, pragmatic and constructive exchanges in an attitude of equality and mutual respect. The two sides believe that the development of bilateral trade is very important, and they exchanged views on issues of mutual concern and agreed to continue to communicate. Gao Feng, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce, said on May 27 that China and the United States should work together to create an atmosphere and conditions to promote the implementation of the first-phase economic and trade agreement.

On the morning of June 2, Liu He held a video call with US Treasury Secretary Yellen. Both sides believe that China-US economic relations are very important. In an attitude of equality and mutual respect, the two sides have conducted extensive exchanges on the macroeconomic situation and cooperation in multilateral and bilateral fields, frankly exchanged views on issues of mutual concern, and are willing to continue to maintain communication.

On June 10, Secretary of Commerce Wang Wentao had a phone call with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Raymondo. Both sides agreed to promote the healthy development of trade and investment pragmatic cooperation and properly handle differences.

The Ministry of Commerce stated that Wang Wentao and Raimundo had a candid and pragmatic exchange of views on relevant issues and mutual concerns in the Sino-US business field. The two sides stated that dialogue and exchanges in the field of business between China and the United States are very important, and they agreed to promote the healthy development of trade and investment pragmatic cooperation and properly handle differences. Both parties agreed to continue to maintain communication.

Mauritius thanks China!

On the evening of July 4th, local time, the third batch of China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine arrived at the Sir Sivosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius. Alan Ganu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mauritania, and Minister of Health Jagutpal went to the airport to greet them.

Alan Ganou, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mauritius, is being interviewed by the Mauritian media. Source: CCTV News Client

Ghanu and Jagunapal said that China has provided Mauritius with the new crown vaccine three times in a short period of time, which reflects the profound friendship between China and Mauritius. They thank China for its precious support. It is believed that the Chinese vaccine will help Mao achieve universal immunization as soon as possible, create favorable conditions for the reopening of the border, and play a vital role in safeguarding the health of the Mao people and restoring local economic development.

The arrival of China's new crown vaccine has been reported by mainstream media such as Mauritius National Television, "Express" and "Challenge".

At the beginning of March this year, the second wave of new crown epidemic broke out in Mauritius. On April 13, the first batch of national medicine vaccines provided by China arrived on Mao Island. On May 20, the second batch of national medicine vaccines arrived.

Maduro: Either deliver or refund!

Venezuelan President Maduro criticized the "New Coronary Pneumonia Vaccine Implementation Plan (COVAX)" for delays in providing vaccines to the country. He also urged that if Venezuela still cannot receive the vaccine, it will ask COVAX to return the purchase funds.

Venezuelan President Maduro Data Map Xinhua News Agency/Reuters
According to a report by the Russian Satellite News Agency on July 5, Maduro said in a speech broadcast live on social media platforms on the 4th local time that the new crown vaccine under the COVAX mechanism has been delayed for 8 weeks without delivery. He requested the mechanism to return the vaccine to Venezuela. funds.
According to a Reuters report on the 4th, Maduro said that officials in the country have been instructed to "issue an ultimatum to COVAX: either they give us the vaccine or the money back to us. That's it." Maduro also criticized. , "The COVAX mechanism failed Venezuela."
The financial sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela have affected the country's access to the international financial system. Reuters reported that COVAX informed Venezuela in June that all four recent remittances by Venezuela were intercepted by UBS. According to a report by Venezuelan Southern Television on June 11, Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Arreaza said at the time that Venezuela had remitted all the money to COVAX, but UBS intercepted the last few remittances and conducted an "investigation".
Reuters said that since February this year, Venezuela has received about 3.5 million doses of the new crown vaccine from Russia and China. The country once expressed hope that Johnson & Johnson and Novavax vaccines can be obtained through the COVAX mechanism. COVAX had planned to provide 2.5 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Venezuela, but the Venezuelan government stated that it would not approve the AstraZeneca vaccine due to concerns that it may cause rare blood clots.
The spokesperson of the COVAX mechanism responsible for the fair distribution of vaccines told RIA Novosti at the end of June that the agency is maintaining close contact with the Venezuelan government to solve the financial problems of vaccine procurement in the country.

The mutated new crown is raging, and another virus is spreading in the United States. Biden: The United States has come out of the epidemic

According to a domestic media report on July 5, despite the raging mutated new coronavirus and the spread of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in the United States, the spread of RSV virus in the United States has gradually become violent, but many places in the United States have already loosened epidemic prevention and control measures. US President Biden even announced at the party on the country's Independence Day (July 4, local time) that "the United States has come out of the new crown epidemic." However, Biden's statement also drew criticism from the country's public opinion.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of July 3, local time, the cumulative number of confirmed new coronary pneumonia infections in the United States exceeded 33.71 million, and the cumulative death toll reached 605,000. In addition, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a few days ago, due to the widespread spread of Delta (Delta) mutant virus, in the next two weeks, the proportion of infections caused by the Delta strain will reach the new U.S. This increased by 26.1% of the total number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia.

CDC Director Valensky recently stated that the Delta strain is very easy to cause "super spread." Viral gene sequencing shows that nearly 50% of the sequenced viruses in some areas of the United States are Delta strains. At the same time, another virus spread in the United States. The US Department of Health recently revealed that since May, the number of RSV infection cases has continued to increase in the United States, and the spread of the virus is similar to that of the new coronavirus. The health bureau officials and pediatric experts said that although RSV infections are often more common in autumn and winter, they have shown an abnormal increase trend.

Relevant information shows that the RSV virus is very similar to the new coronavirus, which can cause respiratory diseases and eventually cause pneumonia, and the route of transmission is similar to that of the new coronavirus. However, the lethality of the RSV virus is not as powerful as the new coronavirus. For most people, infection with the RSV virus generally only triggers a cold, but it can also cause severe symptoms in infants, young children and the elderly, especially those with previous health problems, and there is currently no RSV virus prevention method. vaccine.

It is worth noting that many places in the United States have already been unblocked a few days ago, and people in many places in the country have also relaxed their vigilance. The American Automobile Association predicts that during the Independence Day holiday, more than 47 million Americans travel by car or airplane. However, some of these people turned a blind eye to epidemic prevention measures. In addition, on July 4th, local time, on the day of Independence Day, about 1,000 Americans who "disregard CDC's anti-epidemic recommendations and do not wear masks" flooded the South Lawn of the White House to attend the Independence Day party, and this is Biden as president. The biggest party ever held.

The irony is that when most people in the United States said that they would not be vaccinated against the new crown, Biden announced that "the United States has come out of the new crown epidemic." On July 4, local time, the latest public opinion poll released by the US media showed that 30% of American adults said that they had not received the new crown vaccine, and they would definitely or may never be vaccinated. On the same day, Biden announced at the Independence Day party that "the United States has come out of the new crown epidemic." It should be mentioned that the White House has confirmed that the United States cannot complete Biden's previously announced goal of vaccinating 70% of adults with at least one dose of the new crown vaccine before Independence Day on July 4.

Regarding Biden's statement, both the American media and the American people expressed dissatisfaction. The US "Washington Post" warned that with the expansion of the celebration plan, the new crown virus is also evolving, and the Biden administration "may face tension in the next few months." The "New York Times" of the United States stated that Biden is eager to announce that the United States is "out of the epidemic", perhaps to find a delicate balance between restarting the economy and boosting national morale. The "Los Angeles Times" of the United States directly published its editorial, "Happy birthday to a fragile and divided America."

The American public left a message under related reports that “Biden and the ill-prepared Vice President did not take any measures to improve the economy” “Obviously, the ice cream cone has more cognitive ideas than its holder (Biden)” "What Biden did was split the country and make the economy worse." "The Biden administration set a new record for the failure of the US president." "This country is far from unification. The only thing that Biden and the radical left succeeded "Tear further" "Since Biden took office, the United States has been more divided than ever."

Are you worthy of being Americans too? At the time of withdrawal, Biden finally showdown, tens of thousands of Afghans want to cry without tears

[Southern + July 5 News] According to a domestic media report on July 5, according to three people familiar with the matter, US President Biden is considering allowing three Central Asian countries to receive tens of thousands of Afghans who have served the US military. As the United States and its allies draw to a close in Afghanistan, the aforementioned Afghans are currently facing threats from the Taliban.

Biden's actions are chilling

According to the report, Biden has previously stated clearly that he will "will not forget those who have helped us" and will properly handle the resettlement issue. According to statistics, there are more than 50,000 Afghans and their families employed by the US military. As more and more Afghans are seeking immigrant visas from the United States, Biden began to realize that he had spoken too early and immediately changed his words Said to let other countries accept these refugees. The report pointed out that after 20 years of working for the US military, these Afghans are facing threats from the Taliban.

White House Press Secretary Psaki said: "For security reasons, I am not going to disclose which country they will go to, but our plan is to move these people to a location outside of Afghanistan before completing the withdrawal." Although Pusa Key did not provide further details, but some people familiar with the matter, including US government officials, revealed to Reuters that Washington is negotiating with Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan, hoping that the three countries can receive these Afghans who have helped the US military. These people familiar with the matter said that an agreement with any country will not be reached soon.

It should be noted that just last week, US Secretary of State Blincoln met with the foreign ministers of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The US State Department said in the report that the two sides discussed issues related to Afghanistan, but did not provide any details.

U.S. forces run off, Taliban counterattack

With the withdrawal of the United States, fighting between the Afghan government forces and the Taliban has escalated in recent weeks. The Taliban controlled a large number of territories with a "scourge of scourge". According to "Russia Today" TV station, the Taliban have occupied Benjwar in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Due to its close proximity to the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan and its strategic importance, the area has always been a stronghold for the Afghan government forces and the Taliban. Khakriwal, chairman of the Kandahar Provincial Assembly, confirmed the news of the fall of this area and strongly condemned the “intentional withdrawal” of the Afghan government forces.

It is reported that in recent weeks, the United States has accelerated its withdrawal from Afghanistan, and some NATO allies have completely withdrawn from this war-torn country. When the U.S. forces withdrew, the Taliban announced that they had occupied nearly a hundred rural areas in Afghanistan, and they were adopting the method of encircling the cities in rural areas to push the Afghan authorities.

The report pointed out that the current Afghan army is retreating steadily, and many soldiers even fled to neighboring Tajikistan to seek asylum after the Taliban launched a large-scale offensive. The Afghan security agency said that in the past 24 hours, more than 12 areas fell into the hands of insurgents, most of which are located in Badakhshan Province in northeastern Afghanistan. Relevant military experts believe that the situation in Afghanistan is worrying. Without the support of the US military, the Afghan army will find it difficult to contend with the Taliban.

Chinese attitude

After the United States announced its withdrawal from Afghanistan, the security situation in Afghanistan has intensified. On June 22, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian stated that 20 years ago, the United States sent troops to Afghanistan in the name of counter-terrorism, but while fighting against al-Qaeda and the Taliban, it caused a large number of civilian casualties and brought serious disasters to the Afghan people. According to reports, in the past 20 years, more than 30,000 civilians in Afghanistan have been killed, bombed or killed by the US military. More than 60,000 were injured, and about 11 million people have become refugees.

Zhao Lijian pointed out that after 20 years, the security situation in Afghanistan is still complicated and severe, and the terrorism issue is far from being resolved. The sudden announcement of the United States' complete withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan has directly led to a sharp turnaround in the security situation in Afghanistan, and has seriously threatened the peace and stability of Afghanistan and the safety of the people. What the United States has left to the Afghan people is a devastated and perilous future. The US military should withdraw in a responsible manner to ensure a smooth transition of the situation in Afghanistan and prevent terrorist forces from taking advantage of the chaos to bring more turmoil and suffering to the Afghan people and damage regional peace and stability.

"We must let Biden conduct a cognitive test!" The Republican Party issued a request, and American public opinion was thoroughly fried.

Since running for the 2020 U.S. presidential election and successfully serving as the 46th U.S. President, the 78-year-old Biden has repeatedly made speeches with a reminder card, but has repeatedly exhibited "spoken words," "grumpy", and "poor memory". This has caused many media and American people to constantly question Biden's physical and mental health. At the same time, U.S. Republicans have repeatedly asked Biden to conduct relevant cognitive tests to prove that he is capable of serving as president of the United States.

According to the US "Fox News" report, former White House doctor who was former US President Bush Jr., Obama and Trump's "Royal Physician", and now the Republican Representative of Texas, Ronnie Jackson, said in an interview with the newspaper a few days ago, He called on the Democrats to follow their previous requirements for the president's cognitive ability and ask Biden to conduct related cognitive tests. Jackson explained that the test is not an IQ test, but a standard test for age-related problems, including dementia and cognitive decline.

Jackson pointed out that even though the White House said bluntly last month that "Biden plans to have a physical examination later this year," the White House has not yet indicated whether Biden's health check will include a cognitive check. Jackson emphasized that looking back on the past, Biden repeatedly "speaked badly" and appeared "confused" more and more times. He believed that Biden had cognitive difficulties and he was proving that something was happening every day. He also added, "Biden did not age gracefully at this point."

The Texas Republican also believes that Trump has set a new precedent in the president’s psychological evaluation. In January 2018, then President Trump received an annual medical examination and a project called Montreal Cognition. Evaluation test, and got a perfect score of 30 in the cognitive test (full score of 30). Relevant data show that the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Test is an assessment tool used to quickly screen for cognitive dysfunction. The test is particularly effective in detecting whether patients have Alzheimer’s problems and can effectively detect Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease early. Zheimer's disease (commonly known as Alzheimer's disease).

It should be mentioned that Pelosi, the leader of the US Democratic Party and Speaker of the House of Representatives, had the same views as Jackson. In October 2020, Pelosi introduced a bill that would establish a bipartisan health advisory committee to evaluate the president's ability to hold the highest office in the United States. Pelosi claimed at the time that “this legislation applies to future presidents, but the health of the current president reminds us of the need to act” “this has nothing to do with the well-being of any of us to the president”.

It is worth noting that this is not the first time the Republican Party has asked Biden to conduct a cognitive test. On June 17, Jackson and 14 Republican congressmen sent a letter to Biden, calling on Biden to take the cognitive test Trump had done before and announce the test results. On November 13, 2020, Jackson said in an interview with the media that if the U.S. government wants to be consistent, then it should ask Biden to do the cognitive test Trump has done. On July 19, 2020, Trump, as the "spiritual" leader of the Republican Party, said bluntly in an interview with the media, "Let Biden do the test with me, and let him do the same test I did." Tron Pu also satirized Biden more directly at the time, saying: "Let Biden sit and accept interviews like me, and he will lie on the ground and cry for his mother."

In response to Jackson’s statement a few days ago, the Americans left a message under the Fox News report, “Any presidential and vice presidential candidates who are 65 years of age or older should take this test.” “I have conducted a cognitive assessment test on many elderly people. If a cognitive test is required, then Biden’s decline proves it." "Biden has had several episodes (minor strokes) and should be retired for the benefit of the country." "Democrats will never force Biden to do Cognitive test, because they already know what the result will be. In fact, they knew Biden was incapable before the election."

Cuba held an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China

On the evening of July 1, local time, the Cuban Communist Party held an event at the Revolutionary Palace in Havana to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. Cuban revolutionary leader Raul Castro, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, President Diaz-Canel, Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, Roberto Mo, Secretary of the Secretariat in charge of organizational work and cadre policy Lales and others attended the event.

Headquarters reporter Hou Jiaqi: This is the Revolution Palace in Havana. It is the place where Cuba receives foreign dignitaries, holds honour ceremonies or holds very important political and cultural events. In a few minutes, the Cuban Communist Party will hold a grand event here to celebrate the founding of the Communist Party of China. 100th anniversary.

At the celebration, Roberto Morales, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the Secretariat in charge of organization and cadre policies, delivered a speech to extend warm congratulations to the Communist Party of China, its members and all the Chinese people. He said that China's impressive achievements today cannot be separated from the correct leadership of the Communist Party of China and the hard work of the Chinese people.

The Communist Party of China not only focuses on economic development, but also always puts the fundamental interests of the people first. He emphasized that under the increasingly complex international situation, Cuba reaffirmed its firm support for the one-China policy and opposed all acts of interference in China's internal affairs. The Cuban Communist Party is willing to further strengthen experience exchanges and cooperation with the Chinese Communist Party and jointly contribute to the maintenance of world peace and stability.

Zhang Yiwen, the Chargé d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Cuba, said that this year, the Eighth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba was successfully held, which became a historical milestone in the continuation of the Cuban revolution. China will continue to support Cuba in defending its sovereignty and independence, taking a socialist path that suits its national conditions, and jointly promoting the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

That night, Cuban National Television reported on the celebration in the evening news broadcast.

More than 500 Chinese students were denied visas to the United States, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded

On July 6, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian presided over a regular press conference.

A reporter asked a question. Recently, more than 500 Chinese students sent a letter to the Chinese Embassy in the United States, stating that their application for a visa to study in the United States was rejected by the United States. What is China's comment?

Zhao Lijian said that we have noticed that some Chinese students who applied for visas to the United States were rejected by the United States on the grounds that they violated Presidential Decree No. 10043 signed during the Trump administration. The Chinese side has expressed serious concern about this and has lodged solemn representations with the US side.

Zhao Lijian pointed out that people-to-people exchanges are the foundation of China-US relations, and academic education and scientific and technological exchanges are important components of China-US people-to-people exchanges. They are of great significance to enhancing mutual understanding and understanding between the two peoples and promoting the development of Sino-US relations. U.S. visa restrictions have continued the legacy of the Trump administration. This is inconsistent with the U.S.’s welcoming of Chinese students. It severely harms the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese students studying in the U.S., and severely disrupts the normal cultural exchanges and educational cooperation between China and the U.S. The United States' self-proclaimed concepts such as openness and freedom are completely contrary to the trend of the times for international talent exchanges, and the common aspiration of the people of China and the United States to develop friendly exchanges. It is a reverse of history.

Zhao Lijian emphasized that China urges the United States to correct its mistakes, reconsider relevant Chinese students’ visa applications for studying in the United States, stop using various excuses to restrict and suppress Chinese students unreasonably, protect their legitimate rights and interests, and create a good foundation for Sino-US cultural exchanges and educational cooperation. Atmosphere.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Ridiculous!

Question: A few days ago, the Australian newspaper published an article saying that in the official documents submitted by China to the Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention in 2011 and 2016, China discussed artificial synthesis of viruses, the use of viruses as genetic weapons and the implementation of covert attacks, etc. The theory also mentions that artificially synthesized viruses in laboratories, such as operating errors, will pose a huge threat to humans. The article stated that China "issued a frightening warning" in these documents. What is China's comment?

A: I have taken note of relevant reports. The document mentioned in the report is a report on the development of biotechnology submitted by China to the Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention. Reviewing the development of biotechnology has always been a key issue under the framework of the Convention, and submitting relevant reports is a requirement of the Review Conference. In the report, China objectively introduced the development of global biotechnology, analyzed its impact on the Biological Weapons Convention, and made recommendations from the perspective of strengthening the Convention’s mechanism. This fully reflects China’s responsible attitude in seriously implementing the Convention.

"The Australian" report is taken out of context and has ulterior motives. The Chinese report introduces the development of global biotechnology. Many studies are actually carried out by the United States, including the artificial synthesis of pathogens by American scientists. In fact, the United States has always been the largest implementer and funder of such research in the world, such as the University of North Carolina mentioned in the report.

The Chinese report pointed out the various risks brought about by the development of biotechnology, including the risk of laboratory leakage. This is a common international view. The "Australian" report attempted to use this to hype the new crown virus conspiracy theory, which is very ridiculous. I would like to emphasize again that traceability is a serious scientific issue, and the China-WHO joint research report has reached a clear conclusion that it is extremely unlikely that the new coronavirus originated from a laboratory leak. In accordance with the requirements of the resolutions of the World Health Assembly, in accordance with the conclusions and recommendations of the traceability joint research report, to carry out more in-depth and detailed scientific research and cooperation on a wider scale is the right direction.

At the same time, I also want to emphasize that strengthening laboratory safety has always been a key issue of global biosafety governance, and the United States is precisely the country with the most and most opaque biolabs in the world, and the only country that opposes the establishment of a multilateral bio-verification mechanism. China once again calls on the United States to take a responsible attitude, seriously respond to the concerns of the international community, clarify the activities of laboratories at home and abroad such as Fort Detrick, and openly accept inspections.

"Love the United States, then get the new crown vaccine!" Biden made a heavy voice, unexpectedly even the U.S. military was fighting against it.

According to a domestic media report on July 6, although the US new crown vaccination goal has not been reached, the highly contagious Delta (Delta) mutant virus is raging across the United States. US President Biden also admitted that the new crown virus has not been completely eliminated, but this is the slightest. It did not affect the Thousand People Party held at the White House to celebrate American Independence Day. However, when the Biden administration called on the people to get the new crown vaccine as soon as possible, most people in the United States are fighting against it.

According to CNN, July 4 this year is not only the 245th "Independence Day" in the United States, it is also the time when Biden decided on May 4 that 70% of adults will be vaccinated against the new crown. But in fact, out of the 50 U.S. states and Washington, DC, only 20 U.S. states have achieved this goal. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Valensky recently revealed that there are still about 1,000 counties in the United States where the vaccination rate is less than 30%.

At the same time, the delta mutant virus is raging in the United States. On July 2, the CDC issued a report stating that due to the widespread spread of Delta (Delta) mutant virus, the current average daily increase of new crown cases in the United States on the 7th is about 12,514, an increase of 9.1% from the previous week; Infection cases accounted for 26.1% of the total number of new cases in the United States. It should be mentioned that in the report released by the CDC in early June, this figure was only about 6%. At that time, US public health officials warned that the number of newly confirmed cases of the delta mutant strain in the United States was still rising, and that the delta strain had become the biggest threat to the United States to control the epidemic.

Although the new crown epidemic is not optimistic, it has not affected the Thousand People Party held in the White House. On Independence Day, July 4, local time, Biden held the largest personal event since he took office at the White House. Amid the cheers of more than 100 people, he generously praised the United States’ achievements in fighting the new crown epidemic. Said that "the United States has come out of the new crown epidemic." However, Biden also admitted that he has not completely eliminated the new crown virus. He called on the public to get the new crown vaccine as soon as possible, "This is the most patriotic thing you can do."

The irony is that for Biden’s statement, whether it is the "dead enemy" of the U.S. Republican Party, the "loyal" U.S. Democrats, military personnel, or the "freedom" American people, there are people who do not "buy it." . On July 4, local time, a poll published by the Washington Post and the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) showed that 6% of Democratic respondents said they were unlikely to be vaccinated against the new crown, but the Republican Party’s ratio reached 47%, and 38% of them said they would definitely not get vaccinated.

The survey results also showed that among the unvaccinated people, 30% of American adults refused to get vaccinated, 73% believed that the Biden administration had exaggerated the risk of delta mutant virus infection, and 79% believed that they did not Will be infected with the new coronavirus. On July 5, local time, Congressman Thomas Massey of Kentucky stated on social media that he had heard from American soldiers that if the Biden administration required them to be vaccinated against the new crown, they planned to withdraw from service.

It should be mentioned that it is not a whim that American soldiers do not want to be vaccinated against the new crown. In May, a public opinion survey published by the non-profit organization "Blue Star Family" showed that among American military families who have not been vaccinated and have not made an appointment, 50% said they do not plan to get the new crown vaccine. On February 17, US Department of Defense official Jeff Taliafero revealed at a congressional hearing that based on "early data", about one-third of the US military personnel refused to receive the new crown vaccine. The Pentagon said at the time that the country’s military data “basically reflect the US society’s vaccine acceptance rate.”

US media: Is Biden celebrating too early?

"We are coming out of the darkness, from one year's (new crown pneumonia epidemic) pandemic and isolation, from one year of pain, fear and heartbreaking loss." On the 4th local time, the President of the United States bowed. Deng delivered an Independence Day speech at the White House, announcing that the United States was "closer than ever before" to emerge from the new crown pneumonia epidemic and "reunited" again. However, Biden did not implement his own vaccination plan. Patients infected with the delta strain of the new coronavirus mutation have appeared in all 50 states in the United States, and the political and cultural differences in the United States have continued to deepen. Against this background, American media such as CNN and The Washington Post couldn't help asking: Was Biden celebrating too early?

Data map issued by Xinhua News Agency (Pool picture, photo by Melina Mara)

According to reports from the US "Capitol Hill" and other media, the White House on the 4th was filled with colorful flags, the round tables on the South Lawn were filled with food, and there were bands playing cheerful music. In the face of nearly a thousand family members of "excited" military personnel and frontline personnel in the fight against the epidemic, Biden delivered an Independence Day speech. He compared the United States' independence from the United Kingdom 245 years ago with the current "close" to its escape from the epidemic, and he is also eager to celebrate the landmark achievements in fighting the epidemic-let a country tired of epidemic restrictions partially return to normal.

"Is the time for Biden's mission to be completed too soon?" CNN posted that in the cold winter of last year, Biden made July 4 this year as the time when the Americans announced their victory over the epidemic. He hoped that 70% of Americans would receive at least one dose of the vaccine before July 4, but he did not achieve this goal. The Washington Post believes that Biden faces a risk: he celebrates "too much, too early."

According to US media reports, cases of Delta virus infection have occurred in all 50 states in the United States. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that in the next two weeks, the proportion of patients infected with the Delta strain will reach 26.1% of the total number of new cases in the United States. The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Valensky, recently stated that the delta strain can easily lead to "super transmission." Biden also admitted that the United States has not completely escaped from the epidemic and called on the public to actively vaccinate.

"Reuniting" was also an important theme of Biden's 4th speech. According to the "Capitol Hill" report, on the 4th, Biden reiterated the point of unity he emphasized during his election campaign and in his first speech at the joint meeting of the Senate and House of Congress last year. He said that when Americans put aside their differences, there is nothing they can't overcome. "We are fighting the virus together. Together we inject vitality into the economy. Together we will save our people from division and despair." However, the "Washington Post" reported on the 4th that on the weekend of Biden's Independence Day speech, the cultural and political differences in the United States were fully revealed. Biden visited Traverse City, Michigan on the 3rd. Supporters of former U.S. President Trump also held a parade on the same day and Biden "fighted". Trump himself also held a rally in Florida with the theme "Save America" ​​on the 3rd, criticizing the Biden administration for "destroying" the United States. Many of Biden's agendas have also stalled due to partisanship, including voting rights and police reform.

American scholar Jennifer Boland published an article in the "Washington Post", saying that Americans are split in identity and interpretation of history. She compared the celebration of Independence Day in the United States this year with the celebration of the 200th anniversary of American independence in 1976. Boland believes that after the "Watergate Incident" and the Vietnam War, the Americans in 1976 urgently needed an event to prove that they were not lost and that the American system was still effective. However, 45 years later, many Americans have questions about this. According to the article, surveys show that only 23% of Americans are hopeful for a "better political future."

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4 deaths and more injuries caused by multiple shootings during the night of Independence Day

Two fatal shootings occurred on the night of Independence Day in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Chicago, Illinois, each killing two people.

July 4th is the Independence Day of the United States. That night, a shooting occurred during the fireworks display at Smel Park in downtown Cincinnati. The police said that one person died on the spot while the other was sent to a doctor and died; three others were injured and were treated in the hospital. One of them was dying and the other two were slightly injured. The police have not yet obtained the suspect's information.

Police said there were about 400 to 500 young people in the park at the time of the incident. Citizen Amber Gray told the TV media that she was present with her son, heard gunshots, and saw "everyone screaming and running away." She pulled her son into the car and drove away.

A shooting occurred in Washington Park in Chicago at about 1 am on the 5th. Police said that a suspect shot while driving past a group of people. A 21-year-old man and a 26-year-old man were shot and died. Four others were injured, including a 12-year-old girl and a 13. -Year-old boy, the girl is dying.

Four shootings occurred in Chicago from the evening of the 4th to the early morning of the 5th, resulting in at least seven people injured, including two policemen, a 5-year-old girl, a 6-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy. The police have not detained anyone yet. This large city in the Midwest has seen frequent shootings in recent weeks.

Published under Blog on 06 July, 2021.