Biden against Covid-19: ‘the US will be the arsenal of vaccines for the rest of the world’

The presidente Joe Biden said on monday that The United States will send an additional 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines abroad in the next six weeks. He valued that in the country the internal demand for injections falls and the global disparities in the distribution have become more evident, reported the AP agency.

It’s about the Pfizer, Modern or Johnson & Johnson vaccines and it will be the first time that vaccines authorized and in use in the country will be shared with the rest of the world to complete 80 million doses.

“We know that the United States will never be completely safe until the pandemic that is ravaging the entire world is under control,” Biden said at the White House.

The ad joins the Prior commitment by the Biden Administration to share about 60 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, which is not yet licensed for use in the United States. The AstraZeneca dosage They will be available for shipment once they have passed a safety review by the Food and Drug Administration, probably at the end of June.

Biden also named the Covid-19 coordinator, Jeff Zients, to lead the Government’s efforts to share doses with the world.

“Our nation will be the arsenal of vaccines for the rest of the world“said Biden. He added that, compared to other countries like Russia and China, who have sought to take advantage of their doses of national production, “we will not use our vaccines to secure favors from other countries.”

The Biden Administration has yet to say how the new commitment will go through or which countries will receive the vaccines.

Till the date, The United States has shared about 4.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine with Canada and Mexico.. They have started to export additional doses of US-made Pfizer vaccine as the company fulfilled its initial contractual commitments to the federal government.

The United States has faced increasing pressure to share more of its vaccine arsenal with the world as interest in vaccines has waned nationally.

“While rich countries continue to increase vaccines, less than 1% of vaccines Covid-19 vaccine dose globally they have been given to people in low-income countries, “said Tom Hart, Acting Executive Director of ONE Campaign.

“The sooner the United States and other rich countries develop a coordinated strategy to share vaccine doses with the world’s most vulnerable, the faster we will end the global pandemic for all,” he added.

More of 157 million Americans have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine Y 123 million are fully vaccinated against the virus. Biden expects the United States to have 160 million people fully vaccinated by July 4.

Worldwide, more than 3.3 million people have died from the coronavirus, according to WHO data. The United States has experienced the largest loss of life confirmed by Covid-19, with more than 586,000 people.


Texas does not register covid-19 deaths for the first time in the pandemic

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Mexico City / 17.05.2021 18:59:35

The governor of Texas, Greg Abbot, reported that on Sunday the entity registered zero deaths from covid-19 for the first time since the start of the pandemic, for which he thanked to the population by the figures.

On Twitter, the US official stressed that it has also been the report with the lowest cases of covid-19 in 13 months and the lowest hospitalization figures are reported since last June.

Last December, the second most populous entity in the United States faced the worst outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic, having exceeded more than a million cases. Until the latest figures, more than 3 million people have contracted the virus and 50 thousand have died.

The decrease in the number of cases is due to the advance of vaccination in the country, where already all people over 12 years of age can receive the vaccine against covid-19. The governor had lifted social restrictions last March due to the drop in cases.

Governor Greg Abbott’s measure had confronted the President of the United States, Joe Biden, over the de-escalation of measures against COVID-19 last March, which the president described his position as “Neanderthal thinking.”



America and the shadow of Trump – Juventud Rebelde

Renowned academics and journalists will appear this Tuesday at the Round Table to assess the most current events in the United States.

Cubavisión, Cubavisión Internacional, Canal Caribe, Radio Rebelde, Radio Habana Cuba, the YouTube channels of the Roundtable and the Presidency and the Facebook pages of the Roundtable, Cubadebate and the Presidency will broadcast this program live at 7:00 a.m. p.m

The Educational Channel will broadcast it at the end of its broadcast for the day.


The goals of the American recruitment of a modern British aircraft carrier

Written by: Dr. Munther Suleiman and Jaafar al-Jaafari

The positions of some Western European countries contrasted with the US’s priorities in the European continent, seeking to consecrate its sovereign right, albeit in a limited way, unlike London, which came out of the mantle of the “European Union” with direct support and support from Washington, in a complete integration of their joint efforts and a continuation of the colonial tasks of extending control. And expand their areas of influence.

This was translated at the beginning of this year by a US-British military announcement on January 19, 2021, of the launch of “joint combat exercises” with the deployment of the “Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier group”, which includes the latest American “F-35B” fighters, in Later in the spring, they are escorted by the USS “The Sullivans – DJ-68”, armed with Aegis-class guided missiles, and stationed in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

The US statement issued in this regard briefly clarified the unique goal of joint cooperation “in order to prepare for operations at the global level, to be carried out based on the special relationship that binds the United States to the United Kingdom,” according to the American representative of the United Kingdom Strike Group, Simon Doran, “to advance American national interests. Security and stability in Europe and Africa. “

Doran warned the opponents that “they must be concerned about the combat capabilities of the” The Sullivans “joint strike force, in which a group of countries, along with America and Britain, participate, including Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal.

The “Queen Elizabeth Group” left its home base in early May, in the mission of an “international navy called Group 21”, the largest in over four decades, and since Britain’s occupation of the Falkland Islands (Argentine Malvinas, an archipelago group of about 200 Island) in 1982. Other warships will join the group during their war games missions, most notably from India, France, Australia, the United States, Japan and South Korea.

After completing the NATO war games, the new “strike force” will proceed to carry out similar missions in the Mediterranean, with the participation of the French nuclear aircraft carrier “Charles de Gaulle”, and then one of its groups will head towards the Black Sea, and the rest will proceed to cross the Suez Canal and dock at the British naval base In Amman. The last and primary destination is the South China Sea to complete the military exercises, with the participation of the United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, North Korea, Malaysia and Singapore.

The “new” British trends came as the culmination of Britain’s plan to “review its strategy”, which placed Russia at the top of the “big threats” and China as an international competitor, which entailed unprecedented investments in the volume of military spending, amounting to 221 billion pounds for a period of 4 years, That is equivalent to 2.2% of the gross domestic product, in the context of London’s efforts to “find a new place for itself on the international stage,” and in light of the deterioration of its relations with Russia and China.

In the same context, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson affirmed his country’s readiness to “send military forces to Yemen”, before the British House of Commons on March 24, 2021, preceded by a statement by former British Chief of Staff David Richards that there was “pressure to deploy forces in the region.”

Military missions in the “Middle East” region are entrusted to European countries, in the context of the United States reducing the spread of its forces in the region and focusing on confronting China and Russia. This is the result of a statement by a “high-ranking European Union official” promising to establish a “military rapid intervention force”, consisting of a battalion of about 5,000 personnel, backed by warships and warplanes, in which 14 countries participate, namely France, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic and Ireland. And Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia and Luxembourg.

It is worth noting that the idea of ​​”incorporation” was circulated in Europe in the years 1999 and 2007, but it did not receive a serious translation at the time. As for what distinguishes it now, it is the strong support for it from France and Germany, under the guise of abandoning NATO pressure and replacing it to achieve European goals in the first degree, after it had faltered during the term of former President Donald Trump (German “Deutsche Welle” network, March 12, 2019. ).

The official added that what Europe would like to do is “to be able to rapidly deploy this intervention force, in case there is a legitimate government in a country that fears the influence and control of a terrorist group over it. This force will be able to manage external crises and spread quickly.” A European military force “equipped in combat and logistical” to deploy outside the borders of the European Union countries, in the regions of the Arab Gulf, the “Middle East” and the eastern coast of Africa, to be linked in one way or another to the leadership of the “NATO” alliance, given the membership of a large number of participating countries. NATO Deputy Secretary General Mercia Geoana confirmed it, saying that there is “importance for cooperation between the European Union and NATO on the issue of readiness for military action and collective policing” (Seminar at the European Council, May 6, 2021).

The translation of the European military initiative is marred by many doubts at the present time, as it appears that the European Union politicians have divergent orientations through the inconsistency of their financing contributions, which brings attention back to the reality of the American policy in urging Britain to leave the European Union, Brexit, and its readiness to play a complementary role. To take control of colonial rule and restore its previous dream, described by its Prime Minister, Johnson, of seeking to “become the largest naval power in Europe”

One can get to the truth declared and implicit in the American and British positions through the visit of Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to the meeting of the seven countries at the level of foreign ministers, in addition to India, this month in London, and the confirmation of his British counterpart Dominic Raab that the two countries “are firmly opposed to Russia” in Ukraine, and agree on the need “to fulfill its international obligations, through the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.”

The subordination of British policy to the United States is a controversial relationship between two parties who complement each other in the tasks of controlling major resources around the world, reinforced by the empire’s ancient dream of reviving its ancient glory. Following the heated debate in Washington over the withdrawal of its “combat” forces from Afghanistan, Britain announced that it would “withdraw almost all of its forces” as well, which number about 750 soldiers (The Times, April 13, 2021). Remarkably, the announcement justified the move by saying that the British soldiers “would have faced difficult circumstances without American support.”

Britain, similar to the new US strategy, reviewed its previous policies and published them in an official memorandum issued by its Foreign Ministry entitled “Global / Global Britain in a Competitive Era: Integrated Review of Security, Defense, Development and Foreign Policy”, dated March 16, 2021, coinciding with the Biden administration New in the White House, which “comes at an important era for the United Kingdom” and its place in the world. It was accompanied by London’s decision to reduce about 10,000 soldiers from its military forces in favor of investing in technologies of “robots, drones and electronic warfare, and an increase in the number of ships and marine submarines” and their crews.

Its Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, stated that his country’s future tasks and goals are the result of a strategic review, the most important of which is “increasing the maximum number of nuclear warheads from 180 to 2660, allocating combat budgets in the fields of outer space and the Internet,” and establishing a command for the newly created space forces. The new warships will replace the “old frigates” in the Navy, as indicated by the deployment of the Royal Aircraft Carrier “HMS Queen Elizabeth”, to carry out missions in the Indian and Pacific Oceans regions, and Britain will send forces “to confront Islamic extremism and the Russian and Chinese influence in Africa, on board about 250 members of the US Marine Corps The aircraft carrier is one of the two largest warships built for the Royal Navy with highly advanced specifications and equipment, and the other is the “Prince of Wales”.

Britain’s liberation from the “restrictions” of membership in the European Union directly contributed to reviving its imperial dream, relying on its firm alliance and integration of its tasks with the United States across the world, especially in the face of the rise of Russia and China, to impose its democratic model and commercial market values, in intense competition with profound changes in the system The old world.

Britain was a partner inconsistent with the goals of the European Union, in the project of the crucible of European belonging and transferring the powers of its “national” states to the nascent European institutions, and considered it an obstacle that carried additional financial burdens to support less wealthy European countries, and it was waiting for opportunities to leave it since 2016, until it came. Direct support from the administration of President Donald Trump, by completing its exit procedures on February 1, 2020, and Washington compensating it for the economic losses it will incur after Brexit, by concluding a comprehensive economic agreement with it, according to a statement by former National Security Adviser John Bolton.

Britain did not reveal an imperial secret in its return to an effective practice in the issues of Arab peoples in the first place, but rather boasts that it left the region to return to it again after regional and international changes, and replaced it with the American empire, which it considers “the younger brother” with colonial cooperation with France.



Walmart and Starbucks say goodbye to face masks … in the United States – El Financiero

Walmart reported that its fully vaccinated staff and customers can now leave their masks at home, a decision that could influence how other companies respond to the latest government guidelines.

Starbucks also removed the mask requirement for vaccinated customers as of May 17, while it will continue to require staff to wear face covers.

Walt Disney World Resort made masks optional in outdoor common areas, though they are still required indoors, at all attractions, theaters, and transportation.

Walmart, the largest private employer in the United States, said fully vaccinated staff will not need to wear the mask at work starting May 18, the same day it will report its results for the first quarter of 2021.

The rule applies to all of your Walmart and Sam’s Club locations, distribution centers, and offices in the United States. Vaccinated customers can also shop without covering their face as of Friday, although some local regulations may still require face masks, Walmart executives said in a memo.

The move by the world’s largest retailer marks a significant step toward a return to normalcy in American life, and could set an example for the industry.

Retailers have largely required face masks for shoppers and employees over the past year, leading to occasional clashes with uncooperative customers.

But Apple, Target, and other retailers have yet to relax their requirements on face masks, creating a confusing environment for shoppers and employees alike.

Costco and Trader Joe’s also said Friday that they were eliminating face mask requirements for shoppers. These retailers will not require proof that customers have been vaccinated. Rather, they expect customers to be responsible and cooperative, while remembering to wear face covers in towns and cities that still have face mask mandates.

Apple informed its US retail stores that the order for face masks and other procedures related to Covid-19 remains in effect, although the iPhone maker says it continues to evaluate health and safety measures.

All of their retail stores have required the use of this protection during the pandemic, and some locations have operated on a limited basis, for example, by appointment only.

Several companies are also revising their face mask policies after Thursday’s announcement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that people who are fully vaccinated do not have to wear face masks indoors and they don’t have to keep their distance from others.

Target and Home Depot have decided not to adjust their mask requirements for now. Rite Aid said its policy is still in effect pending state and local rules.

Even with its policy easing, Trader Joe’s will continue to require its employees to wear face masks, a spokeswoman said. At Costco, customers will still have to wear face covers in their pharmacy and optical departments, the company said in a statement.

Walmart also said it would give $ 75 to each employee who gets vaccinated, following companies like Kroger, German grocery store Lidl and Instacart, which have given cash for vaccination vouchers. Other companies have given paid time off to get vaccinated.


Trump came back and got revenge

The appointment of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik to the third-highest Republican seat in the House marked Donald Trump’s formal return to political life. Last Wednesday’s message -through a statement- from the former president, “Congratulations to Elise Stefanik for her great and overwhelming victory. The Republican Party of the House of Representatives is united and the Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement is strong ”, and the message of the same legislator when taking office,“ I think that the voters are the ones who say who is the leader of the Republican Party, and President Trump is the leader they look at. I support President Trump. He is an important voice in our Republican Party and I look forward to working with him ”, are the testimony that marks the reintegration into public life of the controversial man who just four months ago left the White House.

Trump’s return to the political arena and Stefanik’s track record on immigration is the worst news ever. The actions of the former president in his administration speak for themselves about what he thinks of immigrants and what treatment they deserve, while Stefanik has shown that the issue is not among his priorities and his position is closely linked to those who ask for lower levels immigration. Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies said in some media that Stefanik “is related to two other Republicans who have the worst record in immigration voting in his career.”

Since last week, when it was officially known that legislator Liz Cheney was about to leave an important position in the Republican leadership in the House, it was known that taking such a step sent a very clear message to the members of the GOP (Grand Old Party) that there will be no tolerance for any disagreement with Trump. And incidentally, it was confirmed that the return of the former White House tenant was accompanied by revenge against those who did not agree with his philosophy.

When Cheney spoke about the possibility of leaving his position within the Republicans in the House, he was very clear and confirmed what he thinks of Trump. “If you want leaders who enable and spread destructive lies, I am not your person, you have many others to choose for that. That will be his legacy ”.

This same week, Dona Brazile – a columnist for the US Today newspaper, an analyst for Fox News and a contributor at Howard and Georgetown universities – said that the impeachment “was not just an attack on Cheney. It was a terrifying attack on our democracy that should alarm Americans. Any Republican who doesn’t worship the false prophet Trump now faces excommunication. The Republican Party could also change its name to the Trumpist Party. “

And precisely, the intention of several Republicans to disassociate themselves from the party and seek the formation of a new political organization – if confirmed – will thin the atmosphere and further divide the country, in addition to once again checking the significance of Trump in the political power struggle and that leaves a trail of pessimism -among other niches- in the migrant community. What do you think?

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British Airways tests ultra-fast COVID test with results in seconds

British Airways is the world’s first airline to test and evaluate a ultra-fast COVID-19 test that shows a result in 25 seconds and that the British operator does not doubt that will help to promote the opening of travel. It is a highly intelligent saliva coronavirus test that uses nanotechnology combined with mobile technology and can detect symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals with SARS-CoV-2, including the various variants.

Initially, the trial will start inviting flight and cabin crew members to test, and the airline will compare the results with the standard test results.

The test Pelican Ultra Rapid COVID-19 has been developed by Canary Global medical technology firm that recently has been approved for use in Europe and the UK. It is currently in the approval process by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

It is a non-invasive, ultra-rapid saliva digital antigen test that offers a sensitivity of 98% and a specificity of 100% in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals with SARS-CoV-2. Users simply take a sample of their saliva into a disposable sensor unit, shake it, and insert it into a reusable digital reader that is connected to a Bluetooth-compatible device such as a smartphone, and then wait for the results to appear via a mobile phone. app. The SARS-Cov-2 protein S and N test is optimized to detect variants that have originated around the world.

In making the announcement, Sean Doyle, Chairman and CEO of British Airways, said: “As we begin to see travel open, we remain committed to exploring easy and affordable trial solutions to help our customers travel again. We believe this new ultra-fast test is a game changer and we are keen to begin initial testing with our flight and cabin crew, before exploring what role it could play as a customer testing option. “

British Airways has consistently advocated testing as a way to safely reopen travel and has ensured that its passengers have access to a wide range of discounted COVID-19 testing options prior to departure, return to the UK and Arrivals.

The British airline is also testing the VeriFLY travel health certificate app, which is downloaded to a mobile device and designed to verify that customers meet their destination entry requirements, providing digital verification of health documents before leaving for the airport.


Republicans elect Cheney’s replacement for House leadership position – Telemundo McAllen (40)

WASHINGTON – Republican lawmakers prepare to vote this Friday on the replacement of Liz Cheney In the No. 3 leadership position in the House of Representatives, the legislator who was marginalized for her criticism of former President Donald Trump in the wake of his unfounded allegations of voter fraud.

Everything indicates that another woman will be chosen to replace him.a representante Elise Stefanik, who has been gaining ground in recent weeks.

Legislators will vote in the morning and it could not be confirmed whether they would do so in secret or by voice.

Republicans on Wednesday removed his co-religionist Cheney from the position he held at the party’s leadership in the House of Representatives due to his persistent repudiation of Donald Trump’s electoral falsehoods, which highlights the control that the former president maintains over that force. politics despite facing impeachment on two occasions.


Cheney insisted that he will continue to try to wrest the party from Trump and his “destructive lies.”

In a closed-door meeting by oral vote, Republican lawmakers took less than 20 minutes to remove Cheney from her position as the party’s 3rd most important leader in the lower house.

Randy Serrano has the information.

The impeachment, requested by Trump and other high-ranking Republicans, showed the former president’s ability to disrupt the careers of his opponents, even those of the highest-ranking members of the Republican Party.

Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has repeatedly reproached Trump for his frequently repeated lie that his 2020 reelection was stolen from him and for encouraging his supporters to invade the Capitol on January 6.

On Wednesday, Cheney lunged again without flinching.

Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, described President Joe Biden for breaking his promises to seek to unify the country and criticized Democratic policymaking.

“If you want leaders who allow and spread his destructive lies, I am not his person,” Cheney told colleagues before the vote, according to a contributor who provided the legislator’s remarks on condition of anonymity. “They have many more to choose from. That will be his legacy ”.

Cheney’s detractors say his offense is not his views on Trump, but his persistence in stating them publicly, undermining the unity they want party leaders to show in advance of next year’s elections, which they hope to achieve. lower house control.

Several also claim that the loyalty of Republican voters to Trump means that without him the electoral prospects for the party would be dire.

Facebook will now have six months to review the decision and determine if it remains indefinite or what is its scope. The January decision left Trump without his Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Cheney’s impeachment effectively means that the Republican Party is imposing a notable requirement for its top positions: adherence, or at least silence, in the face of Trump’s fallacious assertion that there was widespread electoral fraud.

In various states of the country, authorities and judges of both parties found no evidence to support the former president’s claims.

Cheney, 54, appears to be facing a difficult road as he tries to change the direction of the Republican Party away from Trump’s influence and image.

Overnight, Donald Trump went from ubiquitous to invisible, then to only sporadically seen.

The legislator told Republicans that she will not resign from the House of Representatives and that she will try to be re-elected next year, although she will almost certainly have to survive a challenge from an opponent chosen by Trump in the primary elections.


Geopolitical tensions are evident in Central and Eastern Europe – foreign and security policy

China has become more powerful in the past ten years and is becoming increasingly geopolitical, as is well known. This is particularly evident in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). China’s presence there has become more and more visible over the past decades, despite the great geographical distance. But now relationships seem to have stalled.

Since 2012 there have been regular meetings between the Chinese Prime Minister and the Heads of government held by 17 Central and Eastern European countries. The aim of these forums is to develop business relationships and improve the investment climate for Chinese companies. Last year, China’s trade with the participating countries grew by eight percent, almost three times as much as Chinese foreign trade as a whole. For the first time, total trade exceeded the $ 100 billion mark.

As expected, China’s attempts to advance into the CEE region and not only gain a foothold there, but also create confusion and dissent in the European Union, are triggering discussions. Western Europe and especially the “Big Three” Germany, France and Great Britain (which have shrunk to the “Big Two” since Brexit) are watching with suspicion how the CEE countries are deepening and institutionalizing their cooperation with China. Apparently, membership of the EU has not deterred these countries from pursuing their own foreign policy priorities and using the partnership with the emerging great power for their own interests. Even more acute is the question of how China’s own long-term interests can be reconciled with those of the EU.

No country has come as close to the US in terms of military spending in the past 30 years.

The rivalry between China and the USA is likely to become the most important factor in international politics in the coming years. This also gives the relationship of the CEE countries to Beijing a new geopolitical meaning.

The conflict between the US and China is determined by both material factors and different perceptions. If you compare the gross domestic product in terms of purchasing power parity, China has already left the USA behind. The defense budget of the People’s Republic is increasing year after year. Exact numbers are not available, but estimates are on the order of $ 178 billion to $ 261 billion. The latter amount would represent almost 35 percent of American military spending. No country has come as close to the US in terms of military spending in the past 30 years – and there has been no country that has overtaken the US in terms of economic volume.

China’s dynamic economic development cannot be reduced to a single denominator. The structural problems and the special character of the Chinese economy, the environmental situation, the regional development deficits – we have to take all of these into account if we are to correctly assess the balance of power. Nonetheless, the chances that China will overtake the US in the medium term are pretty good if we take the above indicators as a yardstick.

The race for allies is already well underway, and the US has a clear lead in this race.

The defining characteristic of this competition will no longer be the rivalry between two opponents in the future. The race for allies is already well underway, and the US has a clear lead in this race. The network of US allies spans not only the Euro-Atlantic community but also important regions of Asia – including some that are of vital importance to China. The Biden government has already defined the future course of the ideological front: Democracy in the fight against authoritarianism. This gives the White House the opportunity to further expand its lead in the struggle for allies and to narrow China’s scope for options.

This development will also pose difficult decisions for the CEE countries. Chinese investments and infrastructure projects and China’s market – all of this is extremely attractive for the CEE countries. But if they have to accept the risk that their relations with the USA will be undermined, the assessment will be different.

It appears that those CEE countries that belong to the 17 + 1 platform have already started to grapple with these questions. Some countries even have the answer to these questions ready – and Beijing is unlikely to be happy about this answer.

For many of the CEE countries, 2020 has been a frustrating and disappointing year in terms of potential cooperation with China. The total volume of Chinese investments in the EU member states fell to the level of 2012/2013 – and the CEE countries were not spared this downward trend. In addition, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe are not a priority for China; Northern Europe and the “Big Two” are much higher up on the Chinese agenda. Overall, China invested a meager $ 3.1 billion in the 17 + 1 countries.

At the most recent 17 + 1 summit, the magnitude of the problems became very clear.

In 2012, Europe had high hopes and expectations for the 17 + 1 platform. Industrial development, large-scale infrastructure projects, China’s gateway to Europe – all of this seemed feasible. Today – nine years after it was founded – the 17 + 1 initiative is being ridiculed by many, in whose eyes this format is nothing more than a structure that organizes forums, trade fairs and exchange programs.

The most recent 17 + 1 summit was initially postponed due to the corona pandemic and finally took place as an online event in February 2021. At the meeting, the magnitude of the problems became very clear. Slovenia, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia were only represented by ministers at the summit, while China sent its highest representative in Xi Jinping. He presided over the summit.

The Chinese President had to hear all sorts of unpleasant questions from the European participants – for example the question of why the opening of the Chinese market for agricultural products from CEE is taking so long. The Europeans are somewhat pessimistic: The Chinese investment volume is low, the infrastructure projects are significantly more modest than originally announced, and the cooperation remains unequal. The Chinese president then promised to expand the logistical possibilities to supply the CEE countries with Chinese vaccine more quickly and to increase agricultural imports from the region to 170 billion dollars. In view of the new overall geopolitical situation, this may not be enough for the Europeans.

China will have to invest more and pay a higher price for its partnership with Central and Eastern Europe.

The activities of Chinese investors are now increasingly restricted in the CEE countries. In May 2020, for example, Romania canceled the construction of two new nuclear reactors in Cernavoda that had been agreed with China. Following the example of Washington, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Estonia want to restrict Huawei’s activities in their countries. In addition, the region is now expressing more pronounced criticism of China’s minority, Hong Kong and human rights policies.

China is in no hurry to increase the prosperity of its partners. Beijing is committed to the principle of common prosperity for the world, but mainly pursues its own goals: to establish supply chains and promote its own trade interests. China’s willingness to open up its markets is certainly not particularly pronounced. The project too New silk road For China, it is more of a door opener for its own access to the world of modern developed economies than an instrument to allow the other countries involved in this mega-project to share in the prosperity.

The European market is undoubtedly very interesting for China, and the Central Asian and Eastern European countries have an important function as transit routes and corridors. But in times of changing geopolitical realities, the price of political problems rises dramatically.

China will have to invest more and pay a higher price for its partnership with Central and Eastern Europe. It could expand its geographic scope or share the profits so that Europe doesn’t get the impression that it only wants to invest money in projects where it reaps the lion’s share of the profits – such as when it took over the port of Piraeus in Greece . Another option would be to offer the countries in the region something that goes beyond trade and infrastructure advantages.

Translated from the English by Andreas Bredenfeld


iPhone | How to take photos just by using your voice | Apple | Smartphone | Cell phones | Trick | Tutorial | Viral | United States | Spain | Mexico | NNDA | NNNI | SPORTS-PLAY

Updated on 05/13/2021 06:28 pm

When you take a photo on your own it is necessary that we have to connect our Android smartphone or iPhone with a selfie stick with bluetooth in order to come out well in the photo when we press a button, others simply extend their arm to the fullest extent.

However, many are unaware that it is possible to take an image or self-portrait in an easy way, either using the palm of your hand and even your voice.

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It is this function that has now become fashionable by people who have a iPhone. Do you know how to take that selfie when you talk? Well, this is how you can activate it right now.

Remember that this function can be activated from any device in Cupertino just by using your voice. If you want the image to be much more professional, try using a tripod.


Best of all, you don’t need to use Siri to activate the function to be able to take a selfie with it. iPhone with the voice:

  • The first thing you should do is enter your iPhone Settings.
  • Now enter the Accessibility section.
  • Click on Voice control and activate it.
  • Enter “Create new command.”
This way you can take a photo on your iPhone just by using your voice. (Photo: Apple)
  • Write the phrase you will say to activate the photo. It can be “photo”, click on Application and then on Camera.
  • Go to Execute custom gesture and click on the right area where the camera button is located. This will simulate a touch.
  • Go back and save the command.
  • Now go to your camera and say “Photo” and you can automatically take a picture without pressing anything.