It is another relatively slow day as we await the end of the Fifth Plenum. By this time tomorrow we should have at at least an official bulletin from the meeting. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has added Vietnam to his whirlwind Indo-Pa…
It is slow on the mainland as the Fifth Plenum continues for a second day. I have added commentary to several of the items below. Today's Essential Eig…
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It is Fifth Plenum week as the fifth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party meets in Beijing from Monday through …
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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…
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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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