More indications US-China talks on hold; Recalibrating Belt and Road to better achieve the PRC's objectives; US can't get flu samples from China; Shaolin Temple shows its patriotism

Happy Tuesday...from the data it looks like lots of you are enjoying a vacation in the last week of August so I will try to keep this issue a bit brief.

The key things on my radar today:

  • President Trump says now is not the time to talk with China;

  • Monday's meeting for the 5th anniversary of the the Belt and Road clearly signals that Beijing is recalibratin…

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