Taiwan

Rather than invade Taiwan’s main island of Formosa, Xi might decide to score a quick victory over Taiwan’s smaller islands much closer to the mainland. Wang Wenbin, the CCP’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, makes the case that the US is “the master of disinformation.”  Peter Zeihan things mainland China will face “dissolution” by the end of the decade.  Dissident Chinese poets write things like, “The pandemic has made everything into necessities. … Alas, the world of humans is full of unnecessary things.”