Summary of today’s Essential Eight: Xi reappears - Xi led the Standing Committee, the rest of the Politburo, and many other top leaders on a visit to…
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Summary of today’s Essential Eight: More on the “coup” rumors - I assume most of you read my Sunday note on the frenzied rumors over the weekend - About…
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Apologies for working on a Sunday, but the rumor frenzy over the last 48 hours has gotten out of control. For those who have not heard the rumors, Xi…
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Weekly Open Thread 2022 #29: Smashing the Sun Lijun clique; 20th Party Congress; Wang Yi on US-PRC relationsThe Sun Lijun “clique” has been smashed! The week of sentencing of its key members culminated with a death with a two year reprieve sentence for…
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Summary of today’s Essential Eight: Wang Yi at the UN - Among Wang YI’s meetings was one with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. There was nothing in the…
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Summary of the Essential Eight: PLA reform - The CMC held a seminar of the reform on national defense and the armed forces. From the CCTV report it does…
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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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