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Chinese military vessels near Taiwan can trigger US confrontation

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The Chinese Communist Party is preparing two new aircraft carriers to be placed off the coast of Taiwan which could lead to military confrontations with US ships in the region, because relations between the two global powers have become tense due to trade problems and the coronavirus virus pandemic. , according to a report.

The Liaoning and Shandong ships, part of the People’s Liberation Army navy, conduct military readiness exercises in the Yellow Sea but are expected to move to the South China Sea to Pratas Island for a mock battle invasion, The Global Times controlled by the CCP reports.

Paying attention to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s statement about territorial control over most waterways and lack of respect for the sovereignty of countries in the region, such as Taiwan, “the risk of military confrontation in the South China Sea involving the United States and China could increase significantly in eight next twelve months, “the Council on Foreign Relations said in a report released last week.

The think tank said the US had “strong interest” in stopping China from taking control of the South China Sea to keep waterways open for navigation and securing international supply chains.

“The United States also risks being drawn into military conflict with China in the region as a result of the obligations of the US defense agreement for at least one claimant to the contested territory, the Philippines,” the council said.

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President Trump, who accuses Beijing of misleading the world about the coronavirus pandemic, has been at odds with Xi over China’s trade policy, which he says is stacked against US companies.

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“We can cut off all ties” with China, Trump told “Fox Business” earlier this month.

The comments led Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to accuse the US of pushing the two countries to the “threshold of a new Cold War.”

“China has no intention of changing, let alone replacing, the United States,” Wang said. “It’s time for the United States to give up its dreams of transforming China and stop 1.4 billion people on their historic journey to modernization.”

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets Ptix.bm For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS ‘There will be room’

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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