China Update

What Xi knew: pressure builds on China’s leader | Free to read

Leader faces scrutiny over early pandemic management as Beijing weighs resetting economic targets

https://www.ft.com/content/3a294233-6983-428c-b74b-3cc58c713eb8

Five Biggest Lies That Are Officially Taught to School Students in China

https://www.theepochtimes.com/five-biggest-lies-that-are-officially-taught-to-school-students-in-china_3297980.html

What Does China Really Want? To Dominate the World

Stop debating Beijing’s intentions and take Xi Jinping both seriously and literally.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-05-20/xi-jinping-makes-clear-that-china-s-goal-is-to-dominate-the-world

China’s Building Projects in Africa Are a Spymaster’s Dream

‘No time for complacency’: China must admit its coronavirus mistakes, Chinese law professor warns

  • In essay published on European website, Xu Zhangrun says the facts of the pandemic should be made public
  • Academic laments loss of US leadership on the international stage under Donald Trump

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3085527/no-time-complacency-china-must-admit-its-coronavirus-mistakes

China is not just a challenge to the liberal World Order, but an existential threat to humanity

https://www.wionews.com/opinions-blogs/china-is-not-just-a-challenge-to-the-liberal-world-order-but-an-existential-threat-to-humanity-300149

China’s leaders emerge from Covid-19 crisis bolder and stronger

https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2020/0522/1139927-china-covid/

China announces $178.2 billion military budget

https://www.defensenews.com/global/asia-pacific/2020/05/22/china-announces-1782-billion-military-budget/

Why Beijing’s new tech master plan will make it more dependent on the US, not less

  • Many of the companies Beijing needs for its US$1.4 trillion tech infrastructure plan were put on Washington’s trade blacklist last October
  • The new rule requires all foreign semiconductor companies using US origin technology to obtain a waiver to do business with Huawei

https://www.scmp.com/tech/big-tech/article/3085611/why-beijings-new-tech-master-plan-will-make-it-more-dependent-us-not

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