OK, yes, the Chinese can lie. Like politicians of every stripe, the Powers That Be in the People’s Republic of China view the truth as a function of obfuscation, repression and control. Why just the other day New York Times ran an article on the country’s “One-Child” policy that “reveals” that it doesn’t apply to wealthy or connected citizens. Otherwise . . . there have been millions of mandatory abortions. But I digress, wandering into This Is What Happens to A Disarmed Populace territory. Suffice it to say, the image of a Chinese soldier using BMG ammo against a human-shaped balloon is terrifying on all sorts of levels. As it was meant to be.