Daily Archives: June 16, 2019

How China Humiliated a US President: Talking Heads

Published on Oct 16, 2014

VICE News and the New York Review of Books have partnered to create Talking Heads, a series about the big issues of the day as seen by the Review’s distinguished contributors.

In the first episode, Orville Schell discusses his essay “China Strikes Back.” He recently joined Jimmy Carter on a visit to China, where the former president received a less-than-warm welcome by the country’s leaders. Carter re-established diplomatic relations between the United States and China, but how close are the two countries 35 years later? Schell explains how the snubbing reflects a dramatic shift in US-China relations.

VICE News sat down with Schell to discuss the significance of the diplomatic slight against Carter, and how the US might benefit from a better understanding of the “Chinese Dream.”

Read Orville Schell’s essay “China Strikes Back!” – http://bit.ly/1u4d9KP

Source: Frustration in White House over ABC interview

Published on Jun 14, 2019
CNN’s Jim Acosta reports that there has been frustration in the White House following Trump’s ABC News interview about foreign election interference, according to sources close to the President.

Trump’s ‘Angst’ on China Could Create Years of Dilemmas: Jim O’Neill

Published on Jun 12, 2019
Jun.12 — Jim O’Neill, chair at Chatham House, discusses the prospect of a U.S.-China trade agreement and his concerns about the U.S. economy. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Hong Kong protest: How will Beijing respond? | DW News

Published on Jun 16, 2019
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has apologized to the public, bowing to more than a week of mass protests by furious residents over a proposed extradition bill that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial. But whether she will stay in the job as Hong Kong Executive is still in doubt. The people are still shouting louder than ever that they want her to step down. How will Beijing react to the massive protests? Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutsche…

John Dean responds to Trump calling him a ‘rat’

Published on Aug 20, 2018
John Dean, White House counsel for the Nixon administration, responds to President Donald Trump’s tweet calling him a “RAT” after the New York Times reported White House counsel Don McGahn met with prosecutors for 30 hours.

US Department Of Energy Rebrands Fossil Fuels As “Freedom Gas”

Published on Jun 16, 2019
Via America’s Lawyer: Mike Papantonio and Trial Magazines Editor Farron Cousins discuss U.S. energy officials re-brand American fossil fuels as “freedom gas” in a bid for expanded influence in the global oil trade.

Iran attack on Japanese ship ‘doesn’t make sense’

Published on Jun 13, 2019
RT America’s Joe Ricci reports the details of the mysterious attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday and how it serves Washington’s anti-Iran agenda. Then former US diplomat Jim Jatras joins Rick Sanchez to discuss media culpability in “rushing to pin the tail on the designated culprit.” He hopes that the US media’s “Trump derangement syndrome” will lead them to “do their job for once” and question the US response to the incident.

Severe weather in Europe causes devastation

Published on Jun 16, 2019
In eastern France, south of Lyon, violent hailstones the size of tennis balls hit and broke car windscreens. The French Minister of Agriculture, Didier Guillaume, announced on Sunday that the affected regions would be declared a state of natural disaster.… READ MORE : https://www.euronews.com/2019/06/16/s…

Germany’s Exit from Coal by 2038 Is a Major Transition

Published on Jun 16, 2019
Even though German environmental groups say that Germany transition away from coal by 2038 is laudable, it is not as rapid as is needed to comply with the Paris Climate agreement. But it is an important first step, says PERI’s Bob Pollin

Methane Emissions Down, but Still Causing Climate Change

Published on Jun 16, 2019
A new study concludes U.S. oil and natural gas site emissions have risen in the past decade, but at lower levels than measured before. Big Oil has jumped for joy, but methane emissions still up over 150% over pre-industrial levels.