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• Chinese military aircraft simulated missile attacks on the USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group during an incursion into Taiwan’s air defence zone three days after Joe Biden’s inauguration, according to intelligence from the U.S. and its allies.
o The U.S. heard all H-6 bomber pilots’ conversation, confirming orders for the simulated targeting and release of anti-ship missiles against the carrier.
o The consequences of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army challenging the U.S. military in this way are serious.
o Tensions between the U.S. and Communist China have worsened and are difficult to ease.
• In a speech at the 42nd anniversary celebration of Mr. Deng Xiaoping’s visit to the U.S., CCP’s ambassador to the U.S., Cui Tiankai, stressed that Communist China wanted to have mutual trust with the U.S., not misjudgment; have dialogue, not confrontation; cooperation, not fighting; communication, not isolation.
o It’s is a warm-up for Yang Jiechi’s speech at the National Committee on United States-China Relations on February 1.
o This news also suggests again that the official dialogue platform between the U.S. and China has not yet been opened.
• A paper was published today on Zenodo by Dr. Steven Quay, M.D., PhD., CEO of Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS), entitled, “A Bayesian analysis concludes beyond a reasonable doubt that SARS-CoV-2 is not a natural zoonosis but instead is laboratory derived”, which uses statistical approaches to reach the same conclusions as Dr. Yan.
o After substituting various parameters to the formulas of Bayesian analysis, Dr. Quay concluded that there is a 99.8% probability that SARS-CoV-2 came from the laboratory.