And we are back…
The top leadership is not, there have been no sightings of any of the Standing Committee members since the end of July, so I think we can assume they are up in Beidaihe, doing whatever it is they do there in the first two weeks of August. If precedent holds they should start reappearing by Monday.
The newsletter will be publishing for the rest of this week, then will be off again Monday and Tuesday next week as I have to go collect our kids from summer camp, then we will be back to normal next Wednesday. I hope many of you are on holiday somewhere nice.
Today’s Essential Eight Items:
Frenzy over virus origins
Blueprint on building rule of law government
Two Canadians sentenced
More on the education crackdown
Xinjiang and supply chains
Lithuania angers Beijing
Thanks for reading.