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Analysis: Pentagon’s China report becomes more pastel

9th June 2017 - 01:54 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei


Once again, the release of the annual Pentagon report, entitled Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China, a US Congress-mandated document, contributes few points of importance or shock value.

With its non-offensive pastel maps and cover pages, the overall feeling is that China is cosy like a teddy bear and that its reading would be more appropriate as a child’s bedtime story.

The preparation of the report cost US taxpayers $97,000, but finding new information and meaning in the pretty pastel pages of the annual report is becoming increasingly frustrating. 

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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