Publication of Xi's 2013 speech not related to US-China trade talks?; Taiwan; China’s current account surplus

This Friday is a holiday in China for the Qingming Festival (Tomb-Sweeping Day).

While in Hawaii we went grave shopping at the Valley of the Temples, where General Zhang Xueliang is buried, and were shocked at the prices. But the Fengshui is excellent , you own the plot forever, unlike in mainland China, and they are now marketing a section to Chinese. …

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