The newsletter will be off Wednesday and Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. It will be back in modified form on Friday. For those re…
Today’s Essential Eight items: Third BRI symposium Central bank appears to hint at some easing ahead Peng Shuai reappears Cobalt ASEAN special summit P…
Weekly Open Thread 2021 #40: Historical resolution; US-China, Science and TechnologyHappy Friday! A few questions to get things started but as always feel free to weigh in with whatever you would like to discuss: What have we mi…
Today’s top items: National security Zhao Leji on 自我革命 Self-revolution US-China National Anti-Monopoly Bureau Chips #whereispengshuai Thanks for readin…
Today’s Essential Eight items: Historical resolution Great Thought 伟大思想 US-China An email from Peng Shuai? Wang Yi on Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy E…
Today’s newsletter is focused on the Biden-Xi virtual meeting and the full text of the historical resolution and so is light on other topics. The expec…
The Biden-Xi virtual meeting happens in just over an hour. The Biden Administration is making clear that expectations should be low. I would not be sur…
Weekly Open Thread 2021 #39: 6th Plenum; US-ChinaHappy Friday! Let’s talk about the 6th Plenum. We still do not have the full resolution but what do we think the Plenum tells us? Will the histo…
The 6th Plenum is over and the 20th Party Congress is officially scheduled for the second half of 2022. There is a new historical resolution but the fu…
Word has been going around DC today that the Biden-Xi virtual meeting is scheduled for evening of Monday, November 15th DC time [Politico just confirme…
Has the central government’s resolve in keeping the pressure on the real estate industry been surprising? Are there signs the pressure is leading to so…
The 6th Plenum opened today. Party media is as you would expect full of fulsome praise for Xi. From some of the items I have read, including some of th…