Thursday October 1 is the 71st birthday of the PRC, and the country will be on holiday through October 8 for National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival. Unlike in years past there will be little to no overseas travel during this weeklong vac…
October marks the 70th anniversary of the PRC’s entry into the Korean War, known in China as the “War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea 抗美援朝”. The …
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The 5th Plenum will convene from October 26-29th, the Politburo announced today. As I speculated in last Thursday’s newsletter, Xi convened the Third X…
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Friday open discussion: Evergrande; UN; 5th PlenumHi everyone, I have three questions to help start a discussion but as always feel free to talk about whatever interests you. The news got worse …
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The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) is out with a new report on the detention network in Xinjiang. The PRC government and its tankie suppo…
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One of Xi Jinping’s goals for the UN meeting this week appears to have been to demonstrate that China is acting like a “major power” in contrast to Don…
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Xi Jinping and Donald Trump both speeches to the UN that were critical of each other’s country. Xi avoided mentioning the US by name but it was clear w…
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It is unclear if there is actually a deal for TikTok in the US, after various reports over the weekend that one had been struck. The whole process has …
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