Intersection at the Meilong Bridge. Photo by Arnd Dewald.
A few links to start off your day:
- Hertz begins renting electric cars with chauffeurs later this week.
- NBC’s Jo Ling Kent on what’s missing from the debate over Biden’s controversial remarks on China’s one-child policy.
- China, home to more than 90 percent of the world’s rare earths, is now using its near-monopoly of scarce metals to entice foreign companies to open factories within its borders.
- Chinese drivers never give way to others — that’s a given. But apparently, neither do Chinese pilots. The Civil Aviation Administration is investigating a dispute between Juneyao Airlines and Qatar Airways that began when a Juneyao airplane refused to give way after a Qatar plane sent out a Mayday signal.
- Demographic time bomb: The proportion of people aged 60 and over in China is set to exceed 30% by 2042.
- Instead of trying to get more food aid to feed its starving people, North Korea has been busy buying up thousands of military trucks from China.