China's top political issues in the third week of December 2021

Sajid Javid, the HEALTH secretary, said there was a "gap in the data" on the omikron strain of infection in the UK, with the actual number of cases "significantly higher" than official figures.  


The election commission in Chile has announced that Gabriel Borici, the candidate of the left-wing pro-Dignity coalition, has been elected as the country's new president.  


According to Pentagon documents obtained by US media, the US military's air strikes in the Middle East over the years, despite being touted as "precision strikes", have frequently killed civilians and the number of civilian casualties has been "greatly underestimated", while the accountability promised by the US has not been achieved.  


The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that Russia will officially withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies from The 18th.  Russia was forced to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, the statement said, and the United States should take full responsibility, the real purpose of the United States unilateral breach of the treaty is to provoke an "arms race."  


The UK government's Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies said there could be "hundreds of thousands" of new infections a day in England of the Novel Coronavirus variant of the Omicron strain.  


Philippine provinces reported casualties from Typhoon Rey Monday, raising the national death toll to 144.  


UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed Courtney Rattray of Jamaica as his new chief of staff, replacing Maria Viotti.  


The parties involved in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on The Iranian nuclear issue concluded the seventh round of talks between the United States and Iran on Thursday in Vienna, capital of Austria for the resumption of implementation of the JCPOA. The new round of talks will be launched before the end of this year.  


Belarusian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexei Graz called on the EU to stop creating tensions and solve common regional problems through dialogue.  


The U.S. Senate confirmed Burns as ambassador to China.  


The United Kingdom reported that the omicron strain was three to four times more transmissible than the Delta strain.  


A spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization says the INTERNATIONAL Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should work with the agency to ensure that surveillance camera equipment to be installed at Iran's Karaj nuclear facility is not used for sabotage.  


German Chancellor Gerhard Schorz has issued the government's first report, pledging full commitment to the COVID-19 response.  


The Fed announced that it would start scaling back its asset purchases by $30 billion a month in January.  


Global debt hit a record $226 trillion in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the global recession, according to the International Monetary Fund.  


Who Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said cases of the omikron strain have been reported in 77 countries and territories, and that it is likely to have spread to most of them.  


The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a joint resolution raising the federal government's borrowing limit by $2.5 trillion, extending the Treasury's borrowing authority until 2023 and temporarily avoiding a default on its debt.  


Eighty-eight people are now known to have died in tornadoes that ripped through the central United States.  Among them, Kentucky, the hardest hit state, has begun reconstruction work on The 14th.  


At least 61 people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion on an oil tanker in Haiti's northern city of Cap-Haitien, the country's civil defense agency said in a statement.  


The Cuban Foreign Ministry issued a statement, pointing out that the so-called "democracy Summit" held by the US government recently in an attempt to demagogy is not conducive to the international community or solving the pressing problems facing the world.  


The Paris Olympic Committee has officially unveiled its creative plan for the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympic Games, which will take place beyond the confines of the stadium and within a six-kilometre stretch of the Seine river.