20 year anniversary of Xi Zhongxun’s death Today’s essential Eight items: Shanghai slow reopening, Beijing pressure increasing, Tianjin and Xi’an to…
Today’s Essential Eight: 1. Sun Chunlan guides Beijing anti-epidemic work - Shanghai is still on track for its slow reopening but Beijing is looking…
Weekly Open Thread 2022 #18: Rumors; Biden in AsiaHappy Friday! Some starter topics from me but as usual feel free to discuss anything you would like. 1. What do you think of the rumors swirling…
The rumors about Xi being in trouble continue. I understand why people want to believe them. Many inside the CPC system and inside the PRC, as well as…
Today’s Essential Eight: Shanghai closer to declaring “victory”, Beijing still finding community cases - Shanghai continues to report no new cases…
Today’s Essential Eight items” Outbreaks - Shanghai declared that it has halted community spread in the entire city, Beijing has not locked down but it…
Today’s Essential Eight: Shanghai improving, Beijing outbreak still not under control - The Shanghai government has announced life should be fully back…
Weekly Open Thread 2022 #17Happy Friday the 13th! Nothing specific from me today, please discuss whatever you want. Thanks
Today’s Essential Eight: Outbreaks - “The so-called ‘lockdown’ and ‘static management’ are rumors and there is no need to stock up on food” - Beijing…
Today’s Essential Eight: Outbreaks - Some good news from the official data in Shanghai, the city is getting closer to its goal of only finding new cases…
Today’s Essential Eight: “Persistence is victory” as measures tighten in Shanghai and Beijing -The system has its marching orders from the Standing…
The message from last Thursday’s Standing Committee is reverberating through the system. Shanghai has rolled out a new series of restrictions, including…