- Vietnam has caved to pressure from Beijing to stop an oil drilling project in the South China Sea that was well within Vietnam's exclusive economic zone according to international law. This is not a good sign.
- The United States government is dangerously vulnerable to Chinese espionage and cyber attacks due to its over dependence on electronics and software being produced in China. It's a risk that is increasing due to China seeking after global technological dominance, according to a new study by a congressionally sponsored advisory commission.
- The Chinese government led by the communist party of china is using A.I. to monitor it's citizens all over the country and facial recognition software to apprehend suspected criminals. Included in this new use of technology and monitoring of its citizens is a program called The Social Credit System. The communist party intends to use this program to link your credit score to both your online behavior, your online friends as well as your purchases. Your credit score risks falling if you post anything the Party doesn't like or visit a website the Party doesn't like. You could even be penalized if you're friends with someone online who does the same.
- Live fire drills send message to Taiwan, Washington
Today's key points include the following:
America's Geopolitical HQ:
Est. April, 2018
Rep. Terry Baxter, (Chairman, International Relations Committee for the State of Iowa Legislature and CEO of Go Serve Global)