There are nine days until the weeklong October 1 National Day Holiday, eighteen days until the start of the Seventh Plenum and twenty five days until…
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Summary of today’s Essential Eight: Chengdu reopens, deadly bush crash in Guizhou - Chengdu is fully reopening after a two week lockdown. Guiyang…
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Weekly Open Thread 2022 #28: Xi in Central Asia; TikTok; RMBHappy Friday! I have some starter topics but as always please discuss whatever you would like: What has Xi accomplished on his visits to Kazakhs…
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Summary of the Essential Eight: Outbreaks; Tibet sounds bad - Hainan has lifted its lockdowns, Chengdu is opening up and Shenzhen is allowing sone kids…
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Summary of today’s Essential Eight: Chengdu lockdown easing - Finally some good news as Chengdu has started to relax restrictions in several areas of…
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Today is a bit slow. I made an error in yesterday’s newsletter. The meeting Li Keqiang chaired was not help on Monday, a holiday, but on September 8…
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The PRC was officially on holiday Monday for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Summary of today’s Essential Eight: Li Keqiang chairs another meeting on…
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Weekly Open Thread 2022 #27: Politburo meeting to prepare for the 20th Party CongressWelcome back to the weekly discussion thread. As always feel free to discuss whatever you would like, I will start with some brief comments on t…
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