White House News (白宮消息) | Sep. 10, 2020


How 2020 election could affect US’ global standing

Sep. 10 - ...The atmosphere in which the election is taking place is again, sadly, not new. Violence and “law and order” is not a new theme (just think of 1968), but the ferocity associated with events following the death of George Floyd feels different and it illustrates the new power of personal media and its focused messaging. These have two rather frightening potential consequences for US watchers. Firstly, the number of armed militias, with non-uniform uniforms, prepared to act as judge and jury according to an agenda they set themselves. We have always known that the US has the highest number of civilian guns per capita in the world — it needs a consensual social contract in place to ensure something doesn’t go wrong. And, secondly, the risk of an election result not being accepted by one party or another, claiming fraud and malpractice, leaching into the situation of arms and agendas, ending that social contract. An unresolved election is high on our list of worries at present...     source

PBS NewsHour full episode, Sept. 9, 2020
Sep. 10, 2020
Wednesday on the NewsHour, a political firestorm engulfs President Trump over a report he deliberately misled Americans on the pandemic. Plus: What Trump told journalist Bob Woodward, fires spread in California and Oregon, the Justice Department’s unusual legal filing, a Greek refugee camp burns, COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on minorities, what voters are saying and a school for artisans. 
South China Sea: Beijing begins HUGE military upgrade in face-off with ‘provocative’ US
CHINA has embarked upon a military upgrade as increasing tensions with the US spark fears of an all out war.

Sep. 9 - In order improve the quality of its missions in South China Sea, China has made improvements to some of the equipment used by their world class military. The latest upgrade was spotted at a naval aviation regiment base under the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Southern Theater Command.

China’s KJ-500 airborne early warning and control system has now been improved ahead of what is expected to be a major clash with the US.

The system now has the addition of a probe that can allow the plane to receive aerial refuelling and boost its range and endurance.

The new airborne allows China to carry out early warning operations, analysts explained on Monday.

The latest upgrade was spotted in a picture recently published by China Military Online, the English webpage of the Chinese military.

Ramping up its endurance means the aircraft will have enhanced combat proficiency as World War 3 fears reach an all time high...     more