More on Xi and the propaganda and ideology conference; US-China talking as new tariffs take effect; Alibaba earnings; Australia gives Huawei the highway; PLA troops to Russia for war games

Happy Thursday, not sure though how happy a day it is for the American and Chinese trade negotiators in DC, but at least they are talking.

I want to elaborate a bit on yesterday's comment:

Since returning from Beidaihe Xi in just a few days has chaired meetings with the PLA and the propaganda/ideology bureaucracy. He does not look like someone who is weak…

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