Things are still relatively slow as people start getting back to normal after the Spring Festival Holiday. Xi and the rest of the Standing Committee…
Happy Year of the Rabbit! I hope everyone who was on holiday last week had a fun, overfed and happy time. Summary of the Essential Eight: Covid outbreak…
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I picked a good week to get Covid, given there was not much to write about for the regular newsletter. But we did record this week’s episode of the…
Advice for New China Watchers; Belt and Road after 10 Years; Land Bans and Repeat Covid Cases; Taiwan’s Presence in DCListen now (67 min) | On today's show Andrew and Bill begin with news of a jinx on last week's show and recommendations for new China watchers. Topics…
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2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #3Happy Friday! Nothing from me today, feel free to discuss whatever you would like. I had bigger plans for today’s post but then Covid decided to…
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Things are winding down in the PRC ahead of the weeklong Spring Festival Holiday. Next week’s publishing schedule will be light, and I will not clutter…
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Sharp China: New Talking Points for Private Business; The US-Japan Alliance; More Police Stations Abroad; Marvel Movies Return to ChinaListen now (62 min) | On today’s show Andrew and Bill begin with thoughts on the change in tone from government officials addressing private business…
Xi is full of surprises. In the Monday newsletter I wrote that “later this week Xi should make his annual pre-Spring festival inspection tour”, a tour…
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