Martyr’s Day and National Day; Sun Lijun; US-China mil-mil; Power mess
China is heading off on holiday again as the vacation for the October 1 National Day runs 10.1-10.7. We will have the weekly discussion tomorrow but unless something big is going on I will probably then not be back in your inboxes until the middle of next week.
So far there has been no public announcement of a month-end Politburo meeting, just of the study session. Usually they announce there was a Politburo meeting one day and then that there was a study session the next. Not sure what to make of this, if anything.
Today’s Essential Eight items:
Martyr’s Day and National Day
More details on Sun Lijun’s downfall
Weak economic data
Beijing 2022 Olympic plans
Academics on what may be going in China
Thanks for reading.