Sinocism: New Xi book; India-China border tensions; US cancels visas, People’s Daily rejects OpEd from US Ambassador
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1. New Xi book on preventing risks and challenges and responding to emergencies
A new book of Xi speeches and directives has been published, including many previously unpublicized - “Excerpts from Xi Jinping's Discourses on Preventing Risks and Challenges and Responding to Emergencies 习近平关于防范风险挑战、应对突发事件论述摘编》出版发行--
South China Morning Post reporter Jun Mai got a copy:
Jun Mai @Junmai1103During an internal speech on China’s domestic security in 2014, Xi named the US as “leading the West’s efforts” to westernise and split China. The efforts are intensifying because the balance of power was shifting in China’s favor, he said.
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From the above page "两种意识形态的较量更加激烈 a contest of two types of ideology is intensifying”. In 2014, Obama was president. The documentary Silent Contest 较量无声 had been made a year or so earlier. That film now looks not like an anomaly but a playbook for Xi.
Jun Mai @Junmai1103In a speech on education from 2019, Xi argued that the purpose of education is to train successors for socialism. If education ends up producing people who are ungrateful and even gravediggers of China’s system, it will be “a failure of the education system”, he said.
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This is not directly related to the book, but it speaks to the current environment:陈一新：以“七个坚持”
2. India-China border tensions
The Indian and Chinese foreign ministers met in Moscow but there is no word of progress in resolving the current tensions.
Hu Xijin 胡锡进 @HuXijin_GTIf Indian troops don't withdraw from the southern bank of Pangong Tso Lake, the PLA will confront them all winter long. Indian troops' logistics are poor, many Indian soldiers will die of freezing temperature or COVID-19. If a war breaks out, Indian army will be defeated quickly.
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Question: Is anyone confident an investment agreement can get done now?
4. US cancels visas, People’s Daily rejects OpEd from US Ambassador
Zhaoyin Feng 馮兆音 @ZhaoyinFengMost affected students study computer science & telecom engineering, while some major in less sensitive subjects, such as economics, finance and statistics. According to their self-reporting info, they are not CCP members. All from this spreadsheet: 腾讯文档腾讯文档-在线表格docs.qq.com
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Zhao’s comments - 美方撤销超1千名中国留学生及研究人员签证 外交部回应 - 国内 - 新京报网
The OpEd, obvious why no one at the PD would dare to publish it:
Question: Did the US Embassy in Beijing try to post to Weibo and WeChat the Ambassador’s OpEd?
Question: How would a repeat of the 2001 air collision play out in this New Era of US-China Relations?
5. A defense of US-China engagement
This is long history and defense of engagement by James Green, based on his excellent US-China Dialogue Podcast series of interviews with former US officials involved in China policy since the early 1970s.
I hope we can discuss this more in the Friday open thread.
6. TikTok running out of time in the US
Comment: If the US government is swayed by the argument that “a sizable percentage of its users skew politically conservative” that would be an admission that the moves against TikTok were never really about national security.
7. Algorithms and underpaid, overstressed food delivery riders
8. Disney’s Mulan mess
Business, Economy and Trade
Exclusive: Goldman Sachs to Buy Out Partner in China Securities Venture - Caixin U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is planning to take full ownership of its Chinese securities joint venture and has appointed a new chair to lead the company, sources with knowledge of the matter told Caixin, the latest foreign financial institution to take advantage of China’s market opening policies. Goldman Sachs, which already controls 51% of Goldman Sachs Gao Hua Securities Co. Ltd., is buying the remaining 49% it doesn’t own from its partner, Beijing Gao Hua Securities Co. Ltd., the sources said. The price has been agreed and work is now underway to complete the deal, they said
Wall Street brushes off political tensions to dig deeper into China | Financial Times $$“Everywhere you look [in China], there’s a lot of money, and where else in the world is there an opportunity like this to go and get that sort of money for management?” said Stewart Aldcroft, Asia chairman of Cititrust, an arm of Citigroup. “There isn’t anywhere, frankly”. // Can China leverage Wall Street to have a Biden Administration ease off? That seems to be the hope, in some quarters
China 5-Year Plan to Boost Crude, Metal, Farm Goods Reserves - Bloomberg China’s next five-year plan beginning in 2021 will call for increases to its mammoth state reserves of crude, strategic metals and farm goods, said officials familiar with the discussions. Beijing is keen to heed the lessons of the coronavirus crisis and deteriorating relations with the U.S. and its allies, according to the officials, who participated in the drafting of the plan.
U.S. senator asks for CFIUS review of GNC purchase by Chinese company - Reuters U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican and a China hawk, asked for a national security review of plans by General Nutrition Centers (GNC.N), or GNC, to sell itself to Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd
China tech firms embrace inward economic pivot, but some wary of ‘technological isolation’ | South China Morning Post Authorities in recent months have begun hammering home the concept of “independence and controllability” in the fields of science and technology, said Dr Frank Cui, a specialist consultant for both state-run and private companies and researcher with the Hong Kong-based International New Economic Research Institute. “The aim is to create an internal system in the next six to seven years for the ‘three domestics’: domestic research and development, domestic manufacturing, and the domestic market,” he said.
China to further business system reform - State Council China will deepen the reform of its business system and relieve burdens on enterprises, according to tasks set out in a circular released by the General Office of the State Council on Sept 10. The move is part of efforts to unleash potential for innovation and entrepreneurship and spur business vitality in a market-oriented, law-based international business environment, as the country seeks to advance social and economic development while implementing COVID-19 prevention and control measures. // http://www.gov.cn/xinwen/2020-
Game Over? Lessons from China: Big Tech May be Less Invincible Then We Think - Christopher’s Newsletter I had tea with a former fin tech startup entrepreneur whose company was acquired – or as he noted “kind of squashed” -- by a big player that left him with little choice. I asked him if he saw opportunities that would encourage him to start or back a new fin tech enterprise today. “No chance,” he noted. “Game over.” He paused and added, “At least for the next three to five years. Something can change in tech; perhaps 5G will offer new opportunities in “video banking.” But who knows.”
中国百强区发布：全国0.6%国土创造16.8%GDP 深圳南山区居首 - CAIJING On September 10, the "2020 China Urban High-quality Development White Paper" compiled by CCID Consulting Urban Economic Research Center was released in Beijing. The white paper shows that China's top 100 districts only use 0.6% of the country's land area and 7.6% of the population to create 16.8% of the country's GDP. The economic resources are clearly concentrated in the main urban areas. At the same time, the per capita GDP is as high as 2.2 times the national average, and the average GDP of selected urban areas exceeds 160 billion yuan.
Caixin Insight: Focus on Consumption - Caixin How should policy respond to this? Beyond the obvious suggestions to protect employment, provide social security, and relieve pressure on companies, Wang [Xiaolu] rails against governments’ myopic focus on investment. “In Beijing, for example, many otherwise intact roads are being dug up and repaved. Investments like this are inefficient and a waste of resources and should be stopped as soon as possible.”
Yicai - China Renaissance Adds USD600 Million to Its Huaxing Growth Capital Fund Investors are mainly investment institutions and individual investors from Europe, Asia and the Middle East, including sovereign funds, banks, fund of funds and family offices, China Renaissance said on its WeChat account without going into any further details. The Huaxing Growth Capital fund will focus on the three main areas of technological innovation, consumption classification and industrial upgrading,
正在考虑购房提供更大折扣？碧桂园回应：完全不属实 - CAIJING In response to media reports that Country Garden is considering offering larger discounts on house purchases, but that the plan has not yet been finalized, Country Garden responded that it is completely untrue. Evergrande, which just launched a national 25% discount to "detonate the Golden Week early", in a few days, once again increased the discount, from 25% to 30%. // Golden week is the 10.1 National day holiday week, and usually a very important period for housing sales
Politics and Law
China detains publisher who voiced support for Communist Party critic Xu Zhangrun | South China Morning Post Geng Xiaonan and her husband Qin Zhen, who run Ruiya Books, are being held in Beijing, accused of operating an ‘illicit business’, their lawyer says But dissident academic Xu believes they have been detained because Geng ‘has spoken out against the injustice I have suffered’
Late Chinese military leader commemorated - Xinhua A symposium was held in Beijing on Wednesday to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of late Chinese military leader Yang Baibing. Zhao Leji, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, attended the symposium and met with Yang's family.
在纪念杨白冰同志诞辰100周年座谈会上的讲话 Zhang Youxia's speech at the symposium celebrating 100th anniversary of Yang Baibing's birth published in the Thursday People’s Daily “他在重大原则问题上立场坚定、旗帜鲜明，始终同党中央、
China starts producing documentary for CPC's 100th founding anniversary - China Military The documentary has selected 100 historical events over the course of China's revolution, modernization, reform, and rejuvenation to showcase the glorious history and achievements of the CPC. Jointly produced by the Institute of Party History and Literature of the CPC Central Committee, National Radio and Television Administration, and Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the CPC, the documentary is scheduled to be broadcast in April 2021. The production is expected to inspire the audience, especially the younger generation, to strive to realize the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation, said Qu Qingshan, head of the institute.
Senior official stresses building non-CPC parties under socialism with Chinese characteristics - Xinhua Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official You Quan has called on the nation's non-CPC parties to strengthen the building of parties participating in state affairs under socialism with Chinese characteristics. You, a member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks at a symposium on Thursday. 中国特色社会主义参政党建设研讨会在京举行 尤权出席并讲话--
Second Tale Emerges of Killer Avoiding Prison Via Medical Parole - Caixin The killer, referred to only by the surname Wang in legal documents, was a hired hit man sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment in 2005 for murdering a teacher in the regional capital Hohhot in return for 200,000 yuan ($29,242). Lawyers subsequently told Caixin the man is Wang Yunhong, whose case was widely covered in the Chinese media that year. Wang, who is in his mid-40s and hails from East China’s Shandong province, conspired with prison hospital officials to secure a series of medical paroles allowing him to spend more than seven years outside jail, during which time he worked, traveled and started a family. He returned to prison last year.
The red front-line - China’s Communist Party is splurging on new local drop-in centres | China | The Economist The building is known as a “party-masses service centre”. In recent years they have proliferated in cities, towns and villages across the country. It has been the biggest effort by the party to develop its physical infrastructure at the grassroots in decades. They are partly intended to be “one-stop shops” at which locals can get access to a wide variety of bureaucratic services that hitherto may have required visits to distant government offices. In Shenzhen, where they are called “community service centres” in English (perhaps to obscure their Communist links to politically sensitive foreigners), there are more than 1,000 of them. One is at the city’s airport. It offers karaoke, a flight simulator and a library of more than 3,500 books.
Foreign and Defense Affairs
Australia considered foreign policy implications of move on Chinese journalists - Sydney Morning Herald Australia considered the foreign policy consequences of raiding the properties of Chinese journalists before counter-espionage agency ASIO undertook the operation. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Foreign Minister Marise Payne and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade were all aware of the ASIO operation before it took place.
China says Australian embassy obstructed law enforcement in case of evacuated journalists - Reuters “The Australian embassy in China gave shelter to the relevant journalists [allowing them to] avoid China’s investigation. This was blatant obstruction and interference in China’s normal law enforcement,” said Zhao Lijian, China’s foreign ministry spokesman. The pair were eventually questioned by China’s state security ministry prior to their departure. // Comment: So is the message that next time those wanted for questioning will just be taken away?
Chinese developer goes cold on Lendlease deal - The Australian Financial Review One of China's most voracious property developers Poly Global is shedding staff in Australia and has suddenly abandoned a late-stage deal with Lendlease, as tensions between the two countries escalate.
University of New South Wales refuses to release internal investigation into Chinese influence - ABC News The ABC obtained basic details of the report under freedom of information laws, however, the university blocked its release, saying it contained "sensitive" information relating to China that would "put the university at a competitive disadvantage". The revelation comes as the Federal Government prepares to announce the terms of reference for an inquiry into universities.
China issues position paper on UN's 75th anniversary - Xinhua The paper points out that the 75th anniversary of the UN presents important opportunities, and the international community should jointly uphold the outcome of World Anti-Fascist War and reject unilateralism, hegemonism and power politics. Rather, the international community should champion multilateralism, safeguard the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and defend the UN-centered international system and the international order based on international law, according to the paper. China is ready to work with all countries to build a community with a shared future for humanity, the paper says
China, others to join military exercises in Russia - AP Chinese and Russian forces will take part in joint military exercises in southern Russia later this month along with troops from Armenia, Belarus, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan and others, China’s defense ministry announced Thursday. The “Caucasus 2020” drills will deploy wheeled vehicles and light weaponry to be flown to the drill location by China’s latest transport aircraft, the ministry said in a statement.
India and Japan sign military supply pact as China flexes muscle - Nikkei Asian Review India and Japan have signed a pact for the reciprocal provision of supplies and services between their armed forces, a move that comes as China grows increasingly assertive in the Indo-Pacific region. The countries announced the deal, inked on Wednesday, after a phone call on Thursday between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe.
Chinese military to participate in Kavkaz-2020 multinational anti-terror drills - CGTN "At this moment when the world is joining hands to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, China's participation in drills aims to move forward the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era, deepen practical cooperation in military training between the two militaries, and enhance the capacity of multinational forces to jointly respond to security threats and safeguard regional peace and stability," the statement said.
Vatican, China Set to Renew Deal on Long Path to Diplomatic Ties - Bloomberg The accord, first signed in September 2018, is due to be rolled over, possibly for another two years in the coming weeks, according to two people familiar with the matter who declined to be named discussing confidential talks.
Myanmar moves step closer to new bids on China-backed belt and road project | South China Morning Post Myanmar has opened the door for new bids against China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) for construction of the New Yangon City project The so-called Swiss challenge will be an opportunity for Myanmar to demonstrate transparency and comes after CCCC was blacklisted by the US last month
What Is China’s Strategy in the Senkaku Islands? - War on the Rocks What is new then about these recent events, and why do they matter to the stability of the East China Sea and, more broadly, to the wider Indo-Pacific? They matter because they highlight a shift toward what I would argue is the second phase of Beijing’s three-pronged attrition strategy toward the Senkakus: normalizing Chinese presence; exercising law-enforcement rights; and taking over exclusive control. China’s objective is to reverse the current situation — controlling the islands at Japan’s expense — while trying to avoid, if possible at all, an armed conflict. This, in turn, matters because it sets a precedent on dispute management that undermines the law of the sea and the maritime order it represents. Since the islands remain uninhabited, the main focus of Chinese action is the ability to exercise maritime law-enforcement rights inside the islands’ territorial waters, especially in regards to the monitoring of fishing activities
Amid Chinese presence, Navy wants to stay in Sangley Point | Global News The Philippine Navy is opposing a plan by the Cavite provincial government to boot the military service command out of Sangley Point in Cavite as part of a P500-billion airport project that is expected to ease congestion at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) in neighboring Manila. Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, the Navy’s flag officer in command, cited particularly the involvement in the project of China Communications Construction Co. Inc. (CCCC), one of the Chinese companies recently banned by the United States for its alleged role in the illegal construction of artificial islands on maritime features in the South China Sea, including the West Philippine Sea within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone.
How China Is Weaponizing the Belt and Road Initiative | Asia Society September 8, 2020 — Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President for International Diplomacy and Security Daniel Russel examines some of the findings of ASPI's new report Weaponizing the Belt and Road Initiative. The report explores relevant Chinese doctrine, highlights the involvement of China's People’s Liberation Army with the BRI, and assesses the potential military and geostrategic advantages China accrues from BRI ports and other projects.
Is China Really Embracing ‘Wolf Warrior’ Diplomacy? – The Diplomat - Chen ingding Second, tweeting by career diplomats (represented by Zhao Lijian) is a personal political act that does not reflect a departure in China’s official foreign policy pattern. In the face of the U.S. attack against China, Zhao has every right to defend his political institution and country, regardless of the poor effects. What is structurally divergent between the two countries is that the discourse of the United States in the international arena is more diverse. Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s public statements on Twitter are often criticized by U.S. mainstream media and the Democrats, thus making it clear they are not universal shared. On the contrary, China’s voice overseas remains relatively muted; most officials themselves are cautious about what they say because of government rules and discipline. Accordingly, the country’s position is judged narrowly based on merely one or two channels. It is easy to take the statements of individual diplomats or spokespeople as a whole, misperceiving them as the unitary official attitudes from the leadership.
Hong Kong and Macao
China’s popular review site Douban hides reviews for book on Hong Kong’s national security law after a slew of negative comments | South China Morning Post “I can’t forget the despair on the night of June 30,” said one reviewer, giving the book one out of five stars. “One stab followed by another, slicing up the Pearl of the Orient,” wrote another person who also left a one-star review, using a romantic moniker commonly associated with Hong Kong.
Hong Kong police detain 15 over multimillion-dollar manipulation of Next Digital stock after Jimmy Lai arrest, cite heavy losses for investors | South China Morning Post Suspects accused of posting messages on social media to boost trading volume and attract other buyers As the price swung between 7.5 HK cents to nearly HK$2, alleged fraudsters raked in nearly HK$38.7 million in profit over three days
Pro-China tycoon wins US government site in Hong Kong at discount - Nikkei Asian Review The U.S. government has sold one of its largest properties in Hong Kong for 2.57 billion Hong Kong dollars ($331.6 million) to developer Hang Lung Properties, led by pro-Beijing billionaire Ronnie Chan, an advocate of U.S.-China collaboration, amid deteriorating relations between the two countries.
Taiwan: China planes entered its airspace twice in 2 days - AP Taiwan says Chinese warplanes entered its airspace on Wednesday and Thursday during large-scale war games that it called a “serious provocation to Taiwan and a grave threat to regional peace and stability.” Taiwan’s foreign ministry said Thursday that its military is fully aware of actions by China’s military aircraft and “responds effectively,” without giving details.
POLITICO Pro Q&A: Taiwan's top U.S. diplomat presses for free trade agreement - POLITICO Taiwan President President Tsai Ing-wen laid out her hopes for the countries to finally begin negotiation on the long-sought agreement in a speech last month. She has dispatched her former national security adviser, Bi-Khim Hsiao, to Washington as the country’s top diplomatic representative. Hsiao is the first woman to head up Taiwan's unofficial embassy, which is known as the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office.
On China's front line, emerging Cold War haunts Taiwan's Kinmen islands - The Washington Post a half-century after the Chinese guns fell silent, the prevailing sentiment of Kinmen residents toward their massive neighbor isn't historical enmity or fear. It's fraternity, said Xu Jicai, a 45-year-old lion dancer and village chief.
Tech and Media
Top China Memory Chipmaker Still Can’t Wean Itself Off U.S. - Bloomberg Yangtze Memory Technologies Co. gets over 80% of its equipment from the U.S. and Japan now, said Zheng Jiuli, vice president in charge of supply chain management. While some Chinese suppliers have made breakthroughs in areas including etching, cleaning and coating, there aren’t enough local alternatives to replace everything, he added.“Long-term investments in innovation and R&D have led to technological advantages” at U.S. and Japanese suppliers, Zheng said. “This is also the reason why their products are currently in the mainstream and are difficult to replace.”
China's Huawei unveils updated HarmonyOS, to be used in mobile phones in 2021 - Global Times Richard Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei's consumer business, unveiled at HDC2020 in Dongguan, South China's Guangdong Province, on Thursday the latest development in HarmonyOS, EMUI 11 and its own ecosystem Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Core 5.0, which will enable its products to seamlessly connect to others. Huawei released testing version of its updated self-developed operating system HarmonyOS 2.0 to developers, and it is scheduled to release a version for mobile phone in December, Yu noted. "HarmonyOS will be used in smartphones in next year," he said.
Pairing Up on 5G Saves China Telecom and Unicom 60 Billion Yuan - Caixin China Unicom and China Telecom Corp. Ltd., two of China’s three biggest state-owned telecommunications operators, now have 300,000 5G stations up and running across China, they announced at a press conference Wednesday. Wang Xiaochu, China Unicom’s chairman, said that the pair’s collaboration on 5G construction has saved the two companies some 60 billion yuan ($8.8 billion) in investment.
As Washington Restricts Tech, State-Owned Giant Gets Into Cloud Computing - Caixin Amid fears of further restrictions on Chinese firms’ access to U.S. technology, centrally-controlled state-owned enterprise China Electronics Corp. (CEC) has entered the country’s vast cloud computing market. The company unveiled its “China electronics cloud” services on Wednesday in the Hubei province city of Wuhan, where the business will be headquartered. The services will use hardware developed by CEC’s chipmaking subsidiary Tianjin Phytium Information Technology Co. Ltd., and will run the domestically developed Kylin operating system.
China Gamers Report – Niko There are approximately 720 million gamers in China More than 97% of gamers ages 18-24, and more than 90% of gamers ages 25-35 in China are gamers. 48% of gamers in China are female. Gamers in China spend more time playing games than on any other activity surveyed. More than 18% spend more than 30 hours per week on games.
Patents and Artificial Intelligence - Center for Security and Emerging Technology While the quality of Chinese patents has been repeatedly called into question, there are signs that the situation may be improving. Large companies—notably IBM, Microsoft, and Google—dominate AI patenting among U.S. organizations. Meanwhile, Chinese AI patenting is distributed much more broadly across companies (e.g., Ping An, Baidu, Tencent), government organizations (e.g. State Grid), and universities (e.g., Electronic Sci/Tech, Zhejiang, Xidian). China focuses AI patenting on Computer Vision, Japan on Control Systems, and Korea on Speech Processing. The United States is more evenly distributed across research fields.
Society, Arts, Sports, Culture and History
IOC president: Beijing 2022 preparations 'on track and going well' - Xinhua As September 21 marks the 500-day countdown of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Game, International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach said Wednesday that preparations for Beijing 2022 are "on track and going well". "We heard a very encouraging technical report from the Coordination Commission who informed us the technical preparations are on track and going very well," the IOC president said in a video conference after the IOC Executive Board meeting on Wednesday.
你所知道的陈薇还有另外一面--上观 The "Voice of Women" runs a profile of PLA Dr. Chen Wei
Lord Macartney, China, and the convenient lies of history - James Carter But if Qianlong was not offended by a breach of etiquette, why did he turn George III down? It took a few days after the audience for George’s missive to be translated, and once it was, Qianlong saw that he was being asked to reduce tariffs, cede to Britain two territorial bases (colonies?) in China, and receive an ambassador at the capital, circumventing the established Qing hierarchy. These were significant concessions, and rejecting them was hardly the action of a deluded autocrat.
"Offensive to Chinese Language" - USC Controversy over Chinese Filler Word 那个 (Nèigè) Discussed on Weibo | What's on Weibo News of the incident blew over to Chinese social media this week, where it was discussed under hashtags such as “US Professor Suspended for Saying Chinese Word Nage” (#美国教授课上说中文词那个被停课#, 1.4 million views) and “US Professor Saying the Chinese Nage Suspended over Racism” (#美国大学教授说中文词那个因种族歧视被停课#, 7.5 million views). On Weibo, netizens had little sympathy for the students feeling offended over the Chinese words. Many called them “ignorant” or “uncultured” for mistaking the Chinese words for a racial slur.
There Never Was a Cold War China | Wilson Center In the debate over whether the United States and China are now in the midst of a "new Cold War," Covell Meyskens writes that pundits often forget that China experienced the Cold War in a drastically different manner than the United States. // Dr Meyskins wrote the excellent new book Mao's Third Front: The Militarization of Cold War China
Energy, Environment, Science and Health
Nanjing Man Tests Positive for Coronavirus Weeks After Quarantine Ends - Caixin The Chinese national, surnamed Zhou, flew to Nanjing from the United States on Aug. 11 and subsequently completed mandatory 14-day medical isolation, during which he returned two negative virus tests, according to a notice issued Thursday by the district-level command office in charge of monitoring Covid-19 infections imported from overseas.
Yicai - CanSino’s Vaccine Candidate Has Had No Bad Side Effects, Chief Scientist Says The adenovirus type-5 vectored Ad5-nCoV vaccine had not led to any serious adverse reactions as of Sept. 8, The Paper reported, citing Dr. Zhu Tao, who spoke at an investor forum yesterday. Zhu’s comments came as late-stage clinical trials of an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University were halted yesterday after a participant fell ill.
Jobs and Events
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