The Atlantic:

Uh, no one knows whether there was a coup in China?

Here’s the most disconcerting thing we’ve read this afternoon: anĀ explainer from Mark MacKinnon, The Globe and Mail’s China correspondent, on why reporters can’t really nail down hard information aboutĀ rumors of a coup in China. Wait, a coup in China? Implausible as it might sound, there have been rumors circulating that the world’s most populous nation and the United States’ largest foreign creditor may have switched leaders or something.

There probably wasn’t a coup in China, but this is just a crazy story.