China is now on the Dragon Boat Festival Holiday, though there will not be much vacation travel to or from Beijing, even though it does appear the recent outbreak is largely contained. Amidst the talk of de-escalating the India-China border tensions, the PRC government reiterated that India is to blame for everything, while satellite imagery and other reports in Indian media seem to to indicate a digging in along the contested areas as well as an increase in troops.
Yuan Peng's essay, even through the garble of Google Translate, is exceedingly interesting and clear-headed. But how will this more measured, cautious, one could say realistic, view fare against the ultrajingoistic sentiments that seems the norm nowadays in the halls of power in China? I hope for the best but am not particularly hopeful about this in the short or medium term.