Regular Sinocism readers are no doubt familiar with John Garnaut, one of the top journalists covering China before he joined the Australian government…
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Happy Friday! Only one starter question from me, along with a handful of links to some interesting stories. Watching the surprising and far from over…
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Happy Friday. Some starter questions today, and of course please feel free to discuss anything else you want: How worried should government officials…
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The Standing Committee met today and based on the readout it has decided to double down on "dynamic zero-Covid". “Persistence is victory 坚持就是胜利” the…
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We have added the ability to click on a headline in the Essential Eight section below and jump directly to that section. Today’s Essential Eight…
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This free issue of the newsletter is an excerpt from Rush Doshi’s new book “The Long Game: China’s Grand Strategy to Displace American Order”, provided…
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Summary of today’s Essential Eight: Outbreaks - Caixin reports that Shanghai, with 378 cases across all 16 districts in the last 9 days, is reopening…
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Edgar Snow goes to meet Mao
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Summary of today’s Essential Eight: Qu Qingshan on why Xi is needed for many more years - Today we have a 10,000+ character exposition by Qu Qingshan…
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Summary of today’s Essential Eight: Pelosi and a possible Taiwan trip - There have been rumors going around that before her planned April trip warnings…
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Today’s Essential Eight summary: Xi reiterates dynamic zero-Covid is correct - Xi inspected Wuhan, I assume on his way to Shenzhen for the Hong Kong…
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It looks increasingly possible that Beijing may be headed for some sort of lockdown. The municipal government went from announcing testing everyone in…
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