It’s October 1st. Today, we Skimm’d This:
China celebrated the big 7-0 today, and used the occasion to talk up its accomplishments. We’ll break down what China’s got to be proud of, and what it may want to avoid mentioning.
Another world leader is in the news over a phone call with President Trump. This time: it’s the prime minister of Australia, and the topic was the 2016 election. We’ve got the deets.
The International Monetary Fund has a new boss, and she’s already got a lot on her plate.
And finally, why some astronomers think a mysterious, faraway planet...could be something much darker. And smaller.
theSkimm: Today marked 70 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and the country threw a huge birthday party for itself. China’s economic and military rise is impressive, but there are some storm clouds on the horizon, too. We’ll put it all in perspective. Meanwhile: another phone call between President Trump and a foreign leader is under scrutiny. Also on today’s show: the IMF gets a new boss, and why ‘Planet 9’ may not be a planet at all.