Xi, Biden and Modi start dispute over Putin’s Russia – 05/25/2021 – Nelson de Sá

At the end of the week, Global Times and the South China Morning Post covered the meeting of Xi Jinping and Vladimir Poutine, to launch the work of four nuclear reactors in China with “Russian technology”.

“Russian-Chinese relations have reached the highest level in history,” said the Russian president.

The Global Times, linked to the PC, took up the title “strategic importance” of the project. And his Tuesday headline (25) of his visit to Yang Jiechi, Xi’s top foreign policy adviser in Moscow, was “China, Russia Aim to Correct ‘Global Disorder’ Amid State Withdrawal -United.”

Also on Tuesday, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal noted that “Biden will meet with Putin next month in Geneva.” According to the NYT, the meeting, proposed by the American, “should focus strongly on preventing nuclear escalation.”

The WSJ has recorded criticism from the Republican opposition, accusing that “instead of treating Putin like a gangster, we are giving him his precious Nord Stream 2”, a reference to the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, which the Biden government just published.

Also Tuesday, Indians like the Economic Times pointed out that “the production of Sputnik V starts in India; 100 million doses will be produced per year”. According to The Times of India, the country will account for 70% of the global production of the Russian vaccine.

Perhaps more importantly, Indian Jagran, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s largest newspaper in the country, reported that “India will receive the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system in October,” the “advanced defense system. of Russia, “against the wishes of both the United States and China.

FROM OBAMA TO LUKACHENKO

The NYT published an op-ed stating that “Aleksandr Lukachenko, President of Belarus, has gone too far and cannot go unanswered” about the arrest of Roman Protasevich.

And he devoted three paragraphs to answer that the refusal to fly over European countries should not be compared to the plane of former Bolivian President Evo Morales, in 2013, with “forcing a commercial plane to land with a false alarm , accompanied by a military jet “.

The comparison was made on social media and on the Substack platform, by Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden himself, who the United States believed to be on board, in 2013. Morales’s plane was forced to land in Austria, for lack of fuel, and was searched, behind the ex-spy, whistleblower of the NSA scandal.

In the editorial, the NYT acknowledges that “many of the criticisms leveled at the Obama administration at the time were justified.”

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