Hong Kong’s older protesters awed, humbled by zeal of youth

By JOHN LEICESTER | Associated Press

People walk past a wall with graffiti in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Protesters and police clashed in Hong Kong for a second straight day on Sunday, throwing the city’s business and shopping belt into chaos and sparking fears of more ugly scenes leading up to China’s National Day this week.
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Chinese ambassador: We are doing our part to combat the opioid crisis

By Cui Tiankai, Opinion contributor | USA TODAY Opinion

In recent months, China and the United States have stepped up co-operation in confronting America’s opioid crisis. China’s own historical experience with opium being pushed upon our people by outsiders has made us very aware of the perils of such interference.… Read the full article.

Israel’s Air Force Is Armed with F-35s and F-15s (And Now Supersonic Missiles)

How good are they? 

by David Axe Follow @daxe on TwitterL | The National Interest

Key Point:Two Israeli companies together have tested a new, supersonic air-launched ballistic missile with a conventional warhead that could allow fighters to strike heavily-defended targets at long range.… Read the full article.

Death by F-35: Is China’s Prized J-10 Fighter Now Hopelessly Out-Of-Date?

It doesn’t look good for Beijing.

by Charlie Gao | The National Interest

Key point: The J-10 has fallen a bit behind its American counterparts, but still packs a punch.

In the 1990s, China introduced its answer to the MiG-29 and F-16.… Read the full article.

Exclusive: TikTok owner ByteDance’s H1 revenue better than expected at over $7 billion – sources

By Yingzhi Yang and Julie Zhu | Reuters

FILE PHOTO: People are seen at the Bytedance Technology booth at the Digital China exhibition in Fuzhou, Fujian

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok and one of the world’s most valuable unicorns, booked revenue of 50-60 billion yuan ($7 billion to $8.4 billion) in a better-than-expected result for the first half, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.… Read the full article.