Open Thread; Korean War ceremonyHi Everyone. Xi oversaw the Korean war ceremony this morning, the messaging is what we expected, and much of it is not new, but it reinforces th…
Xi Jinping chaired a Politburo standing committee meeting today to review a report on the implementation of the 13th five-year plan, the first five-yea…
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The commemoration for the 70th anniversary of the PLA entering the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea looks like it will culminate with a meet…
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One of those days where I do not feel like I have anything particularly insightful to add, so no commentary today. Today’s Essential Eight: Awards for …
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Today is the 70th anniversary of the entry of the PLA into the Korean War, a war known in China as the “War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea”. Chi…
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Friday open discussion: Shenzhen and Xi's southern tour; Taiwan; 5th PlenumHi everyone, hard to believe it was three years ago that I launched as a paid newsletter. Thank you everyone for your support. Today I’d love to…
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The video of Xi coughing during his speech in Shenzhen has sparked a round of rumors about his health. I would not get too worked up about it yet. The …
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Xi coughed through his speech in Shenzhen today. There were no real surprises in the speech, and now we have to wait to see he offered just more platit…
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