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  • China’s fatal flaw and other commentary

    Historian: China’s Fatal Flaw The coronavirus outbreak will have more than “profound economic consequences,” says Zeynep Tufekci at The Atlantic: It has “revealed authoritarianism’s fatal flaw,” showing how China’s “use of surveillance and censorship makes it harder for Xi Jinping to know what’s going on.” To understand why, look to Xi’s idol, Mao Zedong. In

    New York Post
  • Micro-pollution ravaging China and South Asia: study

    Nearly 90 percent of the 200 cities beset by the world's highest levels of deadly micro-pollution are in China and India, with most of the rest in Pakistan and Indonesia, researchers reported Tuesday.

    phys.org
  • ‘The chill is real,’ Canada’s ambassador says of China

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Canada's ambassador to China said Wednesday there is a chill in relations between the two countries since Beijing imprisoned two Canadians, but his top priority is winning their release and resetting the relationship. Dominic Barton offered that assessment in testimony before a special House of

    The Washington Times
  • China Goes All In On Stealth: New Bombers And Fighters Are Coming To Asia

    David Axe Security, Modernizing the People’s Liberation Army Air Force, or PLAAF, is a top priority of Chinese military leaders. Key point: China’s aircraft industry remains reliant on foreign-sourced components for dependable, proven, high-performance aircraft engines. The Chinese air force is expanding its fleet of J-20 radar-evading stealth fighters while also preparing to field FC-31 stealth fighters and H-20 long-range stealth bombers, the U.S. Defense Department warned in the 2019...

    The National Interest