China’s Hypersonic Wakeup Call

WSJ Opinion: "This is important to understand because the next major war won’t look anything like the last one. The U.S. homeland was spared from most of World War II’s destruction. But the next conflict will feature cyber attacks, hypersonic missiles, and unmanned vehicles using artificial intelligence that put the U.S. at risk of attack from afar. Hiding behind fortress America won’t be possible, if it ever was."
China is Watching You
The Atlantic: "The company began as a Chinese state entity and maintains close ties with China’s Communist leaders. The China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), a fully state-owned defense-industrial conglomerate, is Hikvision’s largest shareholder and straddles the military and civilian sectors, producing such varied goods as lasers and washing machines. Since its public listing on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2010, Hikvision has, if anything, strengthened its connections with the government."
Chinese military condemns US and Canada over warships in Taiwan Strait
The Guardian: "China sent about 150 aircraft into the zone over a four-day period beginning on 1 October in a further heightening of tension between Beijing and Taipei that has sparked concern internationally."
Apple took down a Quran app and a Bible app in China on the request of Chinese officials
MSN: "Apple told the BBC that Chinese officials had said the apps breached laws on hosting illegal religious texts."
Taiwan tensions raise fears of US-China conflict in Asia
Yahoo! News: "Experts agree a direct conflict is unlikely at the moment, but as the future of self-ruled Taiwan increasingly becomes a powder keg, a mishap or miscalculation could lead to confrontation while Chinese and American ambitions are at odds."
When will China surpass the US Military in Air Superiority?
Voice of America: "At the same event, Lieutenant General S. Clinton Hinote, a deputy chief of staff, warned that the U.S. was not keeping pace with China's advancements. "In a few important areas, we're behind — tonight. This is not a tomorrow problem. This is a today."'
China says it held beach landing drills in province opposite Taiwan
CNN: "The official People's Liberation Army Daily newspaper, in a brief report on its Weibo microblogging account, said the drills had been carried out "in recent days" in the southern part of Fujian province."
‘The Chinese are advancing their capabilities at a remarkable clip’
9News: "She said China's President Xi Jinping's rhetoric is making "clear their intentions" to be a global military power."
Congo’s $6 billion China mining deal ‘unconscionable’, says draft report
Yahoo! Finance: "The draft, seen by Reuters, describes the deal that was first signed in 2008 as "unconscionable" and urges Congo's government to cancel an amendment signed secretly in 2017 that sped up payments to Chinese mining investors and slowed reimbursements of investment in infrastructure."
CIA will focus on China with new mission center
"The CIA's mission centers integrate key functions of operations and analysis, says former CIA China analyst Rodney Faraon, pointing to other key mission centers like counterterrorism and counterintelligence."