China’s Third Aircraft- Lately, China’s Defense Minister, Li Shangfu, hasn’t been seen in public, and there is enterprise about where he is. Some sources in the United States and China suggest he might be under disquisition. This situation is analogous to what happened to the former Foreign Minister Qin Gang, who also faded a couple of months ago. Both Li and Qin were tête-à-tête chosen by President Xi, so this exposure seems to have a particular aspect.
Unexpectedly, Li’s sanctioned positions have not changed on the Ministry of Defense and State Council websites, indeed though he is missing from public view. There is no important talk about his absence on Chinese social media, but some accounts are trying to dig up information about him, much like what happened with Qin.
China’s Third Aircraft
In the coming days, we might learn further about where Li is. On another note, there are signs that China’s third aircraft carrier, Fujian, is getting ready for service after successful testing. Satellite images show that the temporary structures and balconies used during testing have been removed. This is important because it could show how snappily China can emplace warships, especially with pressures rising in the Taiwan Strait.
Although China is flexing its nonmilitary muscles, experts like Admiral Richard Chen believe the new aircraft carrier will not match the capabilities of the United States. Meanwhile, China’s Shandong carrier has been seen back in the South China Sea, and there have been signs of a significant military exercise near the Taiwan Strait.
The United States is also strengthening its military force chains with abettors like Japan and the Philippines. This is pivotal for maintaining forces far from home, especially as China aims to disrupt these force chains.
On a different note, Hong Kong is trying to revive its escapism with a crusade called” Night Vibes Hong Kong.” Before the demurrers in 2019, Hong Kong was known for its lively escapism. The crusade includes special events at bars and clubs to encourage residents and callers to enjoy the escapism and boost spending. Hong Kong is working on rebranding itself after Beijing assessed the National Security Law.
before this time, Cathay Pacific offered free tickets to attract excursionists, but it’s uncertain if this will help in a megacity dealing with political fermentation. Hong Kong is also looking to become a mecca for cryptocurrency companies, showing its sweats to acclimate to new challenges. Only time will tell how successful these trials will be.