Party history study campaign; Details from June India-China clash; WHO investigation
And we are back. I think I need to stop taking time off, it is too hard to catch up after a break. We will return to normal publishing Monday.
China decided to publicly acknowledge its casualties in the June clash with India. According to the official announcement four PLA soldiers died in the fight. The news comes as both sides are disengaging from area where the clash occurred. The timing is interesting, the official line is that the announcement was made to counter Indian disinformation about the number of Chinese casualties.
It also came on the eve of the announcement of a new campaign to study Party history in preparation for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CCP later this year.
Now that the WHO investigation team has left China some of the members are saying things that may be less pleasing to their hosts. Among the more important revelations over the last week or so are that the lab leak hypothesis was not actually ruled out, even though it is consi…