Ceremony for poverty alleviation; Xi chats up Macron; US prevails in diplomatic rearguard action; Xie Zhenhua

We will have the first open discussion of the Year of the Ox tomorrow. I many of you will join.

Today’s Essential Eight items:

  1. Ceremony to mark victory in poverty alleviation

  2. Rural revitalization

  3. Xi working to charm Macron

  4. Confirmation hearing for USTR Ambassador-designate Katherine Tai

  5. Xie Zhenhua and a new office on climate issues

  6. US prevails in diplomatic r…

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