India-China border tensions; TikTok; National security state; Pentagon report on PLA; Back to school

Today’s Essential Eight:

  1. India-China border tensions continue

  2. Taiwan

  3. US-China

  4. Pentagon releases annual report “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China”

  5. Trump reiterates TikTok has 14 days to make a deal

  6. Tai Ming Cheung on Xi and the national security state

  7. COVID-19 in China

  8. New report on PRC’s coercive diplomacy

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