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China’s Wolf Warrior policy

Asia | China is getting aggressive toward adversaries in the face of coronavirus criticism
by June Cheng
Posted 5/20/20, 03:53 pm

In Wolf Warrior 2, the 2017 Chinese blockbuster that became the country’s highest-grossing film of all time, a former special ops soldier in Africa defeats Western mercenaries, rescues trapped factory workers, and protects the vaccine for the Ebola-like “Lamanla” virus that a Chinese doctor discovered.

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No path to normalcy

Coronavirus | A “reopened” America won’t be as we remember it
by Joel Belz
Posted 4/22/20, 12:14 am

Normalcy. What would you trade to get it back? How deep into your pockets would you dive to regain the life you had just three months ago? 

Forget it! It’s not only that, as North Carolina writer Thomas Wolfe said years ago, “You can’t go home again.” It’s not just that the past is a superficially or nostalgically different place. The past, we are discovering during this incredible “reopening” process, will prove to have been profoundly different in the fundamentals. But we will not be returning to those fundamentals. 

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Oil prices drop below zero

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/21/20, 11:06 am

Suppliers expect to have so much crude oil on their hands next month they don’t know where they will put it all. That’s why one benchmark for the price of American oil briefly got as low as minus $37.63 on Monday. By Tuesday, it rose back above zero.

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