Friday, January 22, 2021

Americas

Trump supporters have breached the Capitol building, tearing down 4 layers of security fencing

President Trump should call the experts in London & Karachi seeking their advise on this matter.

U.S. Blacklists More Than 60 Chinese Firms, Including SMIC

The U.S. Commerce Department announced it’s blacklisting Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co. and more than 60 other Chinese companies “to protect U.S. national security.”

Argentine Air Force is Considering JF-17 as it’s Future Fighter

According to the chief of staff of the Argentine Air Force, Javier Isaac, aircraft manufacturers easily succumbed to British pressure, since they doubted the country's financial ability to pay for the purchase of new fighters. The general explained that the purchase of a JF-17 fighter is possible. The aircraft is produced in Pakistan, which was visited by a special commission of the Air Force in 2017.

Trump administration removes senior defense officials and installs loyalists, triggering alarm at Pentagon

Four senior civilian officials have been fired or have resigned since Monday, including Esper, his chief of staff and the top officials overseeing policy and intelligence. They were replaced by perceived Trump loyalists, including a controversial figure who promoted fringe conspiracy theories and called former President Barack Obama a terrorist.

Marine F-35 jet crashes after clipping wings with refueling plane

A Marine Corps F-35 fighter jet crashed in Imperial County, California, after clipping the wing of a Marine KC-130 refueling tanker during a mid-air refueling, according to a Marine Corps statement.

US to resume student visa services for Pakistanis from October 1,

The US mission in Pakistan said Monday that student visa services for Pakistan will resume from October 1 after it had been halted due to COVID-19 pandemic. According to the statement, the services will kick start at the United...

Samsung Wins $6.6 Billion 5G Verizon Deal While Huawei Struggles

Samsung Electronics Co. won a 7.9 trillion won ($6.6 billion) order to provide fifth-generation wireless solutions to Verizon Communications Inc. in the U.S., a big win for the electronics giant’s networking gear business.

Chinese students face increased scrutiny at US airports

Though Zhang was impressed by the academic rigour in America and enjoyed working with colleagues at Brown University, he says he won't consider ever visiting the country again due to the screening experience. "It was very scary. I felt my safety could be harmed at any time," he says. Worrying for a gloomy prospect of US-China relations, Zhang has started to lobby his Chinese friends in America to consider returning home.