For diversion, an attack was ordered on alleged chemical weapon facilities in Syria with 100 "beautiful missiles" (Trump's words).
A power demonstration was on the agenda in the interest of the powerful arms industry.
China has brought hundreds of millions out of poverty thanks to the opening of the economy. In 1978, 90% of the 800 million Chinese lived below the absolute poverty line of $1.90 a day. Today, there are `only' 43 million, three percent of the population of 1.4 billion. Blue skies in Peking! The hourly wage has tripled since 2006 from $1.20 to $3.60.