The situation with the Wuhan virus has gotten much worse over the last day, with the number of official cases now 544 and the death toll at 17. The authorities have just announced that they are effectively quarantining the city starting Thursday morning, in the first notice issu…
So much for a slow glide into the Lunar New Year holiday. The official count (CGTN) of confirmed cases of the Wuhan virus is now over 300, with 6 death…
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Hi everyone, today is technically a holiday in the US so apologies no commentary today, I need to go entertain my kids. Thanks for reading. The Essenti…
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Ask me anything chat at SinocismHi everyone, we have not done this in a while but I wanted to try it once more to see if it makes sense to make it an ongoing feature. The threa…
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The phase one trade deal speculation is over, but the criticism is just beginning. On Monday Taoran Notes, written by someone I hear travels with Liu H…
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The phase one trade deal is now signed, after a much longer than expected signing ceremony at the White House. I watched it, here is my snarky Twitter …
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I am ecstatic that we may finally be on the cusp of no longer having to speculate about whether there be a US-China trade deal, and what might be in it…
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Congratulations to Taiwan for holding successful elections Saturday. President Tsai won as expected, and Beijing reacted as expected. I want to hope th…
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