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Chinese spy balloon over the US: An aerospace expert explains how the balloons work and what they can see7 min read
A Chinese high-altitude balloon recently entered U.S. airspace, causing a high-level diplomatic meeting in Beijing to be cancelled in response. The balloon was shot down afterwards, even though it is believed that it was just a political provocation by China.
Chinese protests are about more than COVID – Student discontent has fuelled the biggest movement since Tiananmen Square5 min read
Young people are angry at COVID restrictions, but also poor job prospects and China’s heavy-handed suppression of free speech. Some protesters are even voicing the unprecedented demand that Xi Jinping steps down.
China’s Zero COVID policy is being criticised as a means of legitimising the abandonment of public health in the West.
Meta’s focus on virtual reality might free up space for smaller social media firms to compete.
Putin calls up more troops in Ukraine and threatens nuclear option in a speech which ups the ante but shows Russia’s weakness6 min read
Vladimir Putin has played most of his cards now and is still not winning on the ground in Ukraine. His televised address to the Russian people is a desperate attempt to raise the stakes over the war.
A rapid shift in the balance of power between Moscow and Beijing has become apparent at the last Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting after the enormous military setbacks that Russia has suffered over the past few weeks in Ukraine.