Opinion | Trump Is Wrong About TikTok. China’s Plans Are Much More Sinister.
The West still doesn’t understand the scale of Beijing’s soft-power ambitions.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/17/opinion/tiktok-china-strategy.html
Across the Indian Ocean, where historically India has held sway, China now controls or helps manage ports, airfields, military bases or observation stations, along the coast of Myanmar and in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Pakistan, all the way to Djibouti and Kenya. It is also making forays right in America’s backyard, for example, eyeing the Panama Canal.