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