It’s the ‘coronavirus,’ not the ‘Chinese virus,’ but Trump is right: China made it worse

by David Knowles, Editor | Yahoo News

President Trump has taken pains over the past week to link the coronavirus outbreak to China, calling it the “Chinese virus” at daily briefings over objections that doing so unfairly stigmatizes an entire nation and might encourage hostility toward Asian-Americans.… Continues

COVID-19 Is the Chinese Government’s Curse upon the World

by David Harsanyi | National Review

The World Health Organization and other sensitive souls have instructed us to stop referring to the new strain of coronavirus as the “Wuhan” or “Chinese” flu because of the racist connotations. I’m disinclined to curb my speech to placate Chinese propagandists — and it seems to me the aversion to those terms is less about racism than about averting blame.… Continues

Exclusive: U.S. axed CDC expert job in China months before virus outbreak

By Marisa Taylor | Reuters

By Marisa Taylor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several months before the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration eliminated a key American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China, Reuters has learned.… Continues

Why Do Global Medical Institutions Trust China?

by Marion Smith | National Review

Why are international medical bodies accepting the Chinese Communist Party line? As the coronavirus spread from China across the world in January and February, the World Health Organization repeatedly praised Beijing’s efforts to contain it. The agency did so despite China’s censorship of medical professionals and evidence of undercounting deaths.… Continues

Coronavirus: China’s attempts to contain the outbreak has given it new levels of state power

by Nicholas Ross Smith, Assistant Professor of International Studies, University of Nottingham and Dionysios Stivas, Lecturer in International Relations, Hong Kong Baptist University | The Conversation

China’s response to the recent coronavirus outbreak has been heavily scrutinised in terms of whether it has been effective or not.… Continues

China Hates India’s Fast and Sneaky Brahmos Missiles

No way to counter it?

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key point: China has no good way to defend itself against India’s missiles. However, both countries are nuclear powers and so will deter each other.

While many of us remain mesmerized by the unfolding shambles in the Middle East, the world’s two most populous countries have gotten into a tiff over missiles.… Continues

Russia And China Are Not Ready For America’s New B-21 Raider

The B-21 Raider is going to change the game.

by Kris Osborn | The National Interest

Key point: It is also conceivable, according to Air Force developers, that the new bomber will one day be armed with yet-to-be seen weapons technology.… Continues

Could The Chinese Navy’s Willingness To Risk It All Beat America’s Experience At Sea?

China has been preparing for a conflict.

by Robert Beckhusen | The National Interest

Key point: The key difference is that the U.S. Navy has far more experience in training and in real warfare.

The People’s Liberation Army Navy has no recent combat experience and no hope of challenging the U.S.… Continues

Whoever Controls These 5 Warships Owns The World’s Oceans

The five most powerful surface ships on the planet are a means to an end.

by Kyle Mizokami | The National Interest

Key point: There are sixty-two Burke destroyers, with fourteen more under construction or contracted, representing by far the largest class of large surface combatants.… Continues