To prevent the increase in new cases coming from overseas China is taking steps towards effectively closing its borders. China “has decided to temporar…
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Congratulations to the people of Hubei and Wuhan for surviving the terrible outbreak. The lockdown of most of Hubei ends today. Wuhan will follow April…
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Hi everyone, first a housekeeping note. This week is spring break for our kids, normally I would be on holiday for the week but of course we are all no…
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Open threadHi everyone, today’s thread is for subscribers only. Some questions to consider, but please add your own: How can PRC policymakers counteract th…
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Hi everyone, no commentary today, didn’t like what I spent the last 45 minutes writing so will leave it at this. I will be holding an open thread Frida…
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Hi everyone, today’s issue is a bit ragged, I imagine more than a few of you share the mental exhaustion and challenge in focusing from the events of t…
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Yesterday’s call between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Director of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China Yang Jiechi cl…
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I do not even know where to begin, I just hope all of you are safe. It is a tough day to do anything but hide somewhere in a fetal position, and it is …
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Thanks for your patience yesterday. We are all sorted at home, everyone is fine and we have been stocking up for a while. It is terrifyingly surreal to…
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Apologies but I need to take a personal day. We decided early this morning to take our kids out of school due to the spread of the virus in DC and the …
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The rumors were true, Xi Jinping did finally visit Wuhan. He did not quite declare victory in the “people’s war” on the virus but his trip is clearly a…
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Sorry for the late newsletter, but the market crash made it hard to focus. The outlook inside China continues to improve, with new confirmed cases acco…
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