Prominent Businesswomen Detained; Mercedes Bends To The PRC; Vatican and China; Influence and "Sinophobia"

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The Essential Eight

1. Two Businesswomen Detained In Sun Zhengcai Probe, And Maybe An Even Bigger One

Caixin has posted an abridged translation of its cover story on Liu Fengzhou and the New York Times’ David Barboza and Mike Forsythe are at it again, now reporting that Whitney Duan (段伟红), an a…

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