"We don’t want anyone with asthma, or heart problems, or eye problems. And we want the smart kids; the quick learners," said the Beijing elementary school teacher responsible for a program that picks individual 8-year-olds out of thousands. The program aims to build "the best band in the world" to represent China overseas and "wow audiences with the flower of Chinese youth," The New York Times reports.
Opinion: China’s right: Smartphones are a big reason Trump can’t win a trade war
"There’s an asymmetry here that Mr. Trump seems unaware of. Apple can’t build an iPhone without China, but China can build hundreds of millions of devices approaching the iPhone’s quality without Apple’s help," writes Vlad Savov, responding to an editorial published in the Communist Party mouthpiece Global Times.
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