Large scale annual military exercises in Taiwan. This time, the imagined scenario is a Chinese invasion later in the year. In an unusually harsh tone, Japan expresses serious concerns over Beijing’s human rights record and territorial disputes. South Korea seeks cooperation with the Quad alliance. That’s the U.S., Australia, Japan, and India. At the same time, the German chancellor wishes for more cooperation with Beijing. The real death toll from the pandemic in Wuhan remains a mystery. Videos of packed cemeteries may tell a story different from the official version. And President Biden hasn’t spoken with Xi Jinping about virus origins. His Secretary of State says the U.S. will continue to investigate where the virus really came from.