May “China collapse” theories rest in peace

As British scholar Martin Jacques once noted, the biggest desire for the West has been to understand China through the Western prism, which is why the Western perception and prognosis of China is so frequently wrong. Most China bears tend to short China simply because China does not have the Western model of “democracy” or the type of freewheeling economy they are familiar with.
— Read on www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-01/18/c_138715694.htm

‘It’s creepy’: The secretive company co-founded by an Australian that might end privacy as we know it

In addition to Ton-That, Clearview was founded by Richard Schwartz — who was an aide to Rudy Giuliani when he was mayor of New York — and backed financially by Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist behind Facebook and Palantir.
— Read on www.theage.com.au/technology/it-s-creepy-the-secretive-company-co-founded-by-an-australian-that-might-end-privacy-as-we-know-it-20200119-p53sod.html