An F-35 Will Never be Alone: Russia Seems to Warn America’s Stealth Fighter

“If a Russia… ever was to see an F-35 inside its airspace’, we would love to send Chief of Staff of the @usairforce Gen. David L. Goldfein ‘message with two words’ — ‘remember Vietnam’ ‘An F-35 will never be alone.”

by Mark Episkopos (The National Interest)

This is perhaps the most aggressive illustration of a new Russian rhetorical approach.read the full article

China’s JD.com boss criticizes ‘slackers’ as company makes cuts

By Josh Horwitz and Brenda Goh (Reuters)

Richard Liu, CEO and founder of China’s e-commerce company JD.com, speaks before ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ Market Site building at Times Square in New York May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Richard Liu, the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc, has weighed in on an ongoing debate about the Chinese tech industry’s gruelling overtime work culture, lamenting that years of growth had increased the number of “slackers” in his firm who are not his “brothers.”

Liu’s comments, which Chinese media said were posted on his personal WeChat feed on Friday, are the latest contribution to a growing discussion about work-life balance in the tech industry as the sector slows after years of breakneck growth.… read the full article

China’s economic growth cools to 6.3 percent: AFP poll

By Lillian Ding with Lianchao Lan in Shanghai (AFP)

Last year Washington and Beijing slapped tariffs on more than $360 billion in two-way trade, biting into their manufacturing sectors (AFP Photo/STR)
China’s normally steady unemployment rate rose to 5.3 percent in February while retail sales growth remained near a 15-year low (AFP Photo/NICOLAS ASFOURI)

All signs point to the US and China closing in on a trade deal after nine rounds of high-level talks between the two economic giants (AFP Photo/Jim WATSON)

China’s economy cooled further in the first quarter, according to an AFP survey of analysts, as Beijing resorted to tried-and-tested measures to combat tepid global demand and a bruising US trade war.… read the full article