Chinese President Xi Jinping is urging the People's Liberation Army (PLA), China's armed forces, and China's business and technology sectors to work more closely together to foster the stronger sense of mission needed for deeper military-civilian integration.
China will need a stronger People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) - and stronger military-civilian integration - to contend with an "unprecedented external military disruption" which it sees as the biggest threat to the South China Sea's peace and stability.
The Chinese city of Chengdu, a magnet for foreign investment and the hub for business in Western China, plans to orbit an "artificial moon" in a bid to cut down on part of its soaring nocturnal electricity bill.
Departments of the U.S. federal government will likely resort to mass firings of their employees as they obey an order by president Donald Trump to slash spending by five percent or more in the 2019 fiscal year.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has again promised to amend Japan's pacifist 1947 Constitution to allow the Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF), the most powerful in Asia outside of China, more freedom of action overseas.
Rich people who have their children genetically altered to become intellectually and physically superior will create a race of "superhumans" that will one day eliminate homo sapiens, claims the late theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.