The general trend in China’s fight against COVID-19 remains positive according to official data and pronouncements, but the authorities are clearly getting quite concerned about pockets of cases in Beijing proper. (see item#3 below) There is also an interesting circular blame ga…
Open thread with six kickoff questionsI am hoping you all can talk amongst yourselves and not just ask me questions. I will be lurking and may jump in but collectively you all know s…
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The growth of new cases in Hubei and the rest of China continues to slow according to the official data. A loyal reader in China suggests that I add on…
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Cautious optimism is growing that China has passed the worst of the epidemic, based at least on the official data. It is hard to know how much the posi…
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Xi decided to take his message directly to 170,00 cadres. On Sunday he chaired a teleconference “to advance the work on coordinating the prevention and…
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Open discussion on Sinocism starts nowHi everyone, I want to try to have another open discussion today, but I am hoping you all can talk amongst yourselves and not just ask me questi…
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The official increase in new cases slowed dramatically as the authorities once again changed the diagnostic criteria. The change of course sparked susp…
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The official data on the epidemic continues to trend positive and there are more reports that the economy is slowly restarting. But the balance between…
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