Cross-border data relief; New leadership at Ministry of Finance; Renewed corruption crackdown coming?; Progress on road back to Bali; Liu Zhidan
Friday is the start of the long Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day Holiday, so China will be on vacation through next week. I will not be publishing a daily newsletter next week, there will be an episode of Sharp China, and if there is something interesting going on I will send a newsletter.
To those who celebrate these holidays, Happy Mid-Autumn Festival and Happy National Day!
Summary of today’s Essential Eight:
1. Xi’s speech at National Day banquet - In spite of the economic challenges he is not backing away from the 5% GDP growth target: “As we move forward, we still face many risks and challenges. We need to focus on promoting high-quality development, comprehensively, accurately, and fully implementing the new development concepts, accelerating the establishment of a new development pattern, intensifying ma…