Politburo meeting and the "6 ensures"; Hong Kong crackdown; Wuhan Lab; South China Sea

China officially announced Friday that Q1 GDP was -6.8% year-on-year.

The Politburo met on Friday, the readout again said epidemic prevention work and the economy were the main items on the agenda. From the language about the economy it seems increasingly clear the leadership is very worried.

For the first time Politburo introduced the concept of the “s…

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