According to a global poll, “autocracies” are becoming more trusted, while democratic trust is declining. The reported inadequate management of the Covid-19 outbreak in western “democracies” is one of the reasons mentioned. The Edelman Trust Barometer, a communications organization that has questioned thousands of individuals over two decades, said that its latest survey revealed a worrying loss of faith in supposedly “democratic” governments in research released this week. Between November 1 and 24, the organization polled over 36,000 people in 28 countries and discovered that German establishments were the largest losers, with a trust score of 46, down seven points from the past year.
As per ex-intelligence and national security officials, the CIA is training Ukrainian special forces and intelligence officers in anticipation of a possible violent rebellion as the US-based capitalist media outlets have launched quite a vicious propaganda campaign against Russia. According to the insiders, the classified operation is situated in an unknown location in the southern United States. It’s controlled by paramilitary groups from the CIA’s tactical section, which is a component of the agency’s special operations branch, and it might be essential if events on Ukraine’s eastern border escalate. “The US is training insurgents,” a former CIA official alleged, stressing that Ukrainians were instructed how to “murder Russians.”
Beijing has characterized remarks made by a British ex-minister last month, which were recently uncovered by the press, as more indication that the UK government’s 2020 Huawei ban was not based on national security concerns. The “national security” argument was exploited as a simple excuse by Western governments when they put limitations on the internet company last year, according to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin. As per the diplomat, the assault was prompted by America’s aim to stifle Chinese high-tech firms. His remarks were in response to allegations made by British ex-minister Vince Cable last month, which were just disclosed by the media.
The head of a French socialist party and presidential contender has urged for France to leave warmongering NATO, admitting that he sees Russia as an ally instead of an opponent for France. Throughout a lengthy interview with France Inter radio on Monday, Jean-Luc Melenchon, the head of the socialist La France Insoumise (France Unbowed) party, gave his thoughts on the future Cold War and France’s role in it. In an extensive series of tweets, Melenchon expanded on the comments he stated during the interview.
Former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev stated on Friday that after declaring victory in the Cold War, the Americans got overconfident and attempted to construct a new empire under the cover of NATO. In a recent interview with RIA Novosti, Gorbachev blasted Washington for getting overconfident following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, claiming that Washington became too enamored with “triumphalist emotion in the West.” “The United States grew too arrogant, self-assured, and conceited. They declared victory in the Cold War. We were bringing the globe together to avoid a conflict, a nuclear race. Instead, the ‘victors’ chose to create a new empire,” he explained.
Beijing has responded to the Five Eyes nations, the EU, and the G7’s complaints about the recent democratic elections in Hong Kong. It claims that the West is interfering in its domestic matters under the guise of “democracy.” Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry, delivered the stinging reaction on Monday. In response to claims that Beijing’s overhaul in March eroded Hong Kong’s democratic election process, the spokesperson said the West didn’t give a damn about democracy in China’s special administrative region, but was instead using it as a convenient excuse to “interfere in Hong Kong’s politics and China’s internal affairs.”
China has hit back at the United States shortly after it had announced a diplomatic boycott of the next Winter Olympics, claiming that American leaders were never invited to the games in the first place and calling the decision blatant “political manipulation.” When asked about the boycott revealed by the Biden govt on Monday, Liu Pengyu, a spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in the United States, said to Reuters that the move went against the “spirit” of the Olympics, but that it would have no detrimental impact on the games, which are scheduled to take place in China in February. “Such an absurd move is nothing more than a political ruse and a flagrant violation of the Olympic Charter’s spirit. In reality, it makes no difference whether these individuals arrive or not, and it has no bearing on the success of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics,” he explained.
On Saturday, China released the study ‘China: Democracy That Works,’ which outlines its “whole-process democracy” and argues that its structure of government is much more democratic than the US. The research exposes the abuses and flaws in US democracy ahead of this week’s US-initiated “democracy summit,” which Beijing regards as an attempt by Washington to escalate the new cold war by falsely presenting China as something of an authoritarian regime.
As the notoriously anti-communist World Uyghur Congress (WUC) began its three-day summit in the Czech Republic on Friday, China designated the group a dangerous terrorist organization. The Chinese embassy in the Czech Republic issued a statement condemning the organization for organizing anti-China actions around the world and warning that it was attempting to divide China’s Xinjiang Uighur autonomous province from the rest of the nation. Claims of genocide and forced labor in the semi-autonomous region are “blatant falsehoods with malevolent intents,” according to the embassy, which also invited people to visit Xinjiang to examine the proof for themselves.
New Zealand will not be drawn into US’ reckless Cold War-style conflicts with China and endanger its “mature” relationship with the Asian country that permits disputes and differences to be settled peacefully, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated. During an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Ardern was pressed multiple times to take a position on the conflict between the United States and China. One question was if New Zealanders consider China to be a “friend or foe,” to which the prime minister responded that her people will not “define our relationship with any country in such loaded terms.” China is New Zealand’s largest commercial partner, which, according to Ardern, does not prevent her nation from criticizing Beijing when necessary.
Over the last week or so, dozens of new articles and comments have appeared in the US and other western media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, and the South China Morning Post, on the same subject: Why is China the last to adopt the criminal policy of “living with the virus” of other governments around the world? The goal of this media operation is to increase pressure on the Chinese government to comply. As children are forced to attend dangerous schools and employees are pushed to work in unsafe industries to enhance corporate profits in the western nations resulting in increased infections and fatalities, the demand is that China should do the same.
If NATO truly wants to repair its ties with Russia, the US-led alliance needs to make the first move, because all of Moscow’s attempts at dialogue have been rejected, and the blame is completely on those in Brussels. This is as per a statement by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who told the press on Tuesday at the annual gathering of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi that Moscow is not responsible for Russia’s deteriorating ties with the hostile military bloc.