Those are the standard "US v. China" stories that perc up every six months or so, and nothing much ever comes of them.
However, a new paper from perc argues that it actually isn't as big a problem as the media coverage has suggested.
Mars' perc'val, he say he's sorry he let him come home, but lordy massy!
When perc gets to hating a fellow he doesn't stop half way, but goes the whole hog.
This is equally true of birds and scenery, the views of perc Rock being the finest that have fallen under our notice.
"Wonder if perc happens to be looking this way right now," Andy went on to say.
Percolated coffee (1950s+)
To run smoothly and well; percolate: The project's perking now (1925+)
Extra money, privileges, fringe benefits, etc, pertaining to a job or assignment: His men were delighted to be in Afghanistan, he said, mostly because of the perks
[1824+; fr perquisite]