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
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
By Lauren Gardner | The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at JHU
(This article first appeared on January, 2020, and has been subsequently updated)
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Reference: Dong E, Du H, Gardner L.… Continues
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
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
No way to counter it?
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.
China has been preparing for a conflict.
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