Volume 2, Issue 3

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July - September 2000 · Published: Oct 2000

Daily Digest

South China Morning Post – China just got closer to defeating hypersonic weapons with reusable tech

Chinese engineers say they’ve solved a big problem that could allow major advances in air defence. System is based on a drone that can fly at Mach 5.

Asia Times – Sanctions move China to replace chips supply chain

ASML CEO says what needs to be said about US pressure on the lithography front.

Reuters – Rights group says several Chinese ‘white paper’ protestors still in detention

Several demonstrators who were apprehended for publicly protesting China’s then-ongoing zero-COVID policy remain in detention, face charges or have not been heard from, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Thursday.

Reuters – Myanmar opium cultivation surging under military rule – UN report

Opium cultivation in military-ruled Myanmar jumped 33% last year, reversing a six-year downward trend in the strife-torn country, a United Nations report said on Thursday.

Asia Times – Australia wants smart sea mines to put China in check

Canberra hopes improved mine warfare capability will deter China where its fanciful nuclear submarine plan has not.

Asia Times – McCarthy’s House rule is a gift to China

New House Speaker threatening to drive US into default, a market-shaking scenario that would ultimately benefit Beijing.