U.S. believes China protests won’t spread — for now

Politico: "Chinese authorities appear determined to prevent growth of large scale protests."
China vows crackdown on ‘hostile forces’ as public tests Xi
AP: "The party had already promised last month to reduce disruptions, but a spike in infections swiftly prompted party cadres under intense pressure to tighten controls in an effort to prevent outbreaks."
Opinion: How China Got Our Kids Hooked on ‘Digital Fentanyl’
Common Sense News: "TikTok is a national security threat."
Virus lockdowns hit China economic powerhouse Guangzhou
AP News: "The country’s borders remain largely closed and internal travel and trade is fraught with ever-changing quarantine regulations."
China taking ‘aggressive’ steps to gut Canada’s democracy, warns Trudeau
The Guardian: "The prime minister’s comments come after a news report that Beijing had funded a ‘clandestine network’ of candidates in 2019."
US Customs finds dangerous invasive species on board ship from China
Fox News: "The species has the potential to inflict widespread damage to agriculture and natural resources."
TikTok tells European users its staff in China get access to their data
The Guardian: "Privacy policy update confirms data of continent’s users available to range of TikTok bases including in Brazil, Israel and US."
GOP Leader Pledges China Investigation If Republicans Win House
Bloomberg: "Select panel would target Chinese threats, Covid-19: McCarthy. Charges of intellectual property theft also would be examined."
Saudis plot energy cooperation with China amid tensions with Biden
Axios: "The Saudi energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz held a video conference call with China’s National Energy Administrator Zhang Jianhua today."
China’s wealthy activate escape plans as Xi Jinping extends rule
Financial Times: "Rich citizens fearing high taxes and personal safety move capital out of country and arrange residences overseas."