coronavirus

Kremlin Claims Putin Will Take Coronavirus Vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to get inoculated against the Chinese coronavirus in order to safely visit the South Korean capital of Seoul — which has been hit hard by the global pandemic — Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives for a meeting with members of the Security Council via teleconference call at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow on September 4, 2020. (Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev / Sputnik / AFP) (Photo by MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images)

Chinese State Media: World Rejects ‘American Values’ Like Freedom and Democracy

China’s state-run Global Times cited a few polls and Western op-ed pieces on Sunday to argue the world has rejected “American values” like freedom and democracy. In the Chinese Communist paper’s view, the U.S. response to China’s coronavirus pandemic, unrest in the streets, and “division and confrontation between political parties” prove the U.S. system doesn’t work and America’s “global leadership is declining.” 

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