Thursday, October 21, 2021

Links — 21 OCT 2021

India Punchline (US preparing for a three-front war with China, Russia, and Iran, ie., a suicide mission. But, hey, ka-ching for the MICIMATT/Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think-Tank complex.)
Biden gets predictability in Russia ties
M. K. Bhadrakumar | retired diplomat with the Indian Foreign Service

TASS (Stating the obvious — except to the oblivious)
The existing model of capitalism has run its course — Putin

RT (arms race on as China and Russia go asymmetric, US cries unfair.)
Washington must be going MAD: Nuclear-era logic of Mutually Assured Destruction will make America safe, Chinese media boss jibes

Washington’s hysteria about Chinese hypersonic missile threat is just an excuse for its own military expansion, says Beijing

Open Culture (FB relevant )
How Neal Stephenson’s Sci-Fi Novel Snow Crash Invented the “Metaverse,” Which Facebook Now Plans to Build (1992)
Colin Marshall

Sputnik International (calling "dibs" doesn't count in the grown-up world)
Pyongyang Points to US ‘Double Standards’ in Wake of Sub-launched Ballistic Missile Test
Ilya Tsukanov

China remains world's second-largest importer for 11 years: MOC
Xinhua (Chinese state media)

Chinese cultural tide sweeps young consumers
China Daily (Chinese state-sponsored media)

China seen as well positioned to lead global shipping industry
China Daily

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