China appears to have survived COVID-19 — will Hong Kong and India survive China?
Tuesday morning, we talked with Mike O’Rourke of Advanced Operational Concepts, a security consultancy in business since 2009. Mike spent 24 years in the U.S. Army with the last 19 of that as a Special Forces soldier; he retired in 2008. In the Special Forces, he focused on Asia with deployments throughout the region, in addition to Iraq.
He was in China when the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong were at their hottest. From his hotel room, he watched the Chinese military engage the protesters.
Then, what the media used to call the Wuhan flu hit the City of Wuhan, China and everything changed … well, sort of changed. Everything accelerated: China’s war on dissent, their crushing of political opponents, the military takeover of the Wuhan Lab. Now, China is at India’s door and Hong Kong may be consumed entirely.
Here’s our conversation with Mike.
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