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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Friday open discussionHi everyone, no questions from me today, wide open for you to talk about whatever interests you. I will be in and out throughout the day.
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The TikTok saga is giving me getting flashbacks to the more breathless bits of the US-China trade negotiations. Reports are converging on the structure…
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The top story on the Wednesday CCTV Evening News is a report about Xi issuing “important instructions” on the new "关于加强新时代民营经济统战工作的意见 Opinion on Streng…
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The General Office of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party issued the《关于加强新时代民营经济统战工作的意见 Opinion on Strengthening the United Front Work…
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Last Friday Xi chaired a “symposium of scientists on the development of science and technology during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) period”. Amon…
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Friday open discussion: 9/11 and China; Chen Yixin and "Three major wars 三大战"; People's Lea…19 years since the 9/11 attacks. This is what I wrote last year, seems even more relevant now: As I wrote on the anniversary last year, Washingt…
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