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Happy Year of the Rooster!
The South China Morning Post--picked up by other outlets--reported the Chinese military believes war with the United States is becoming a "practical reality" for which it must prepare. This week's readings are the Post article, the original Chinese-language commentary, and a timely reminder about who speaks for Beijing. The authoritativeness of sourcing is not the be-all and end-all of reading government statements, but it is a useful place to star
t when evaluating this kind of provocative story.
There was a record number of 红包 (hóng bāo) sent via the various TenCent apps this year.
In 2014 WeChat enabled its users to send each other 红包via mobile payments. WeChat's digital 红包 are similar to their real life versions, but are used more frequently due to their convenience, although actual monetary amounts sent tend to be lower in value.
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