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My typo, good catch herenow.

Chinese has a phrase to describe contradiction similar to your oxymoron, called 矛盾 (maodun). The spear (mao) that penetrates all shields and the shield (dun) that blocks all spears. Therein lies the contradiction.

The ongoing arms race, as it stands on paper, no shields of missile dense systems (MDS) could deter faster than sound hypersonic spears.

Moreover, ally Russia is currently bolstering Mainland's early missile defense system to counter more traditional ICBMs. Only these three nations will have this early warning MDS tech.

Hence, the concept of mutuality is, at least for now, tilted in favor of China if in event of an unlikely military escalation. This shift in balance of power, to return to my Art of War nod, gives U.S. and allies more pause for thought for waging war over the disputed SCS.

Chessboard stalemate ensues. The status quo of China expanding military, fishing, and drilling presence resumes as planned.

@viyida wrote: "MAD (mutual assured destruction) leverage"

An oxymoron. MAD is bi-directional, hence the "mutual". Both sides have reduced leverage over each other under MAD, because threats to use conventional force have low credibility in light of the extreme risks involved.

In Sun Tzu's Art of War. The best military tactic is not engaging in actual war, but defeating your enemies in mental tactics without firing a shot.

The display of advance weaponry is correlated to China's long-term GDP stabilization.

Americans don't seem to have a defense system that can bypass a legion of hypersonic ICBMs with nuke warheads capable of hitting US mainland soil in 30 minutes. This type of weaponry gives MAD (mass assured destruction) leverage to China's claim to the USD trillion dollar gas and mineral resources in the SCS.

People forget that energy also drives the economy, without which we saw the eventual downfall of Imperial Rising Sun and Nazi Germany.

So someone who raises doubts about a military parade is an acrimonious guest and is ethnically biased? I wonder would that count as 'playing the man not the ball ' - to coin a phrase. By the way, a Chinese patriot of my acquaintance recently pointed out that the Americans are not afraid of Chinese weaponry but they are afraid of China's GDP. A return to high growth combined with fairer distribution of wealth is China's best defence.

I presume the Tiger family is currently feasting on a data buffet.

Service providers will likely offer separate family packages that allow sharing of data, like the current 80G family plan as advertised by China Telecom.

This of course will be more costly than above mentioned single plan shared privately with others,

Another caveat is that phone users are also banned from passing their mobile phone numbers to others. This Dec. 1st regulation may prevent you and your family member(s) from sharing SIM cards linked to one account. Thus, curtailing unlimited data usage by multiple users. Big w$n for telecom providers by blocking this loophole.

Ishmael, flip side is that scammers engaged in phone and internet fraud will hit a roadblock when this facial recognition safeguard is put in place nationwide.