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Sharp China: Li Keqiang and the Mourning Playbook; Wang Yi in DC and Xi to APEC; Gavin Newsom Goes to China; Rahm Emanuel and Resource Extraction

Sharp China: Li Keqiang and the Mourning Playbook; Wang Yi in DC and Xi to APEC; Gavin Newsom Goes to China; Rahm Emanuel and Resource Extraction

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Show notes:

On today’s show Bill and Andrew begin with the passing of Li Keqiang, the grief that swept China over the weekend, and the various party protocols that were set in motion to control the mourning process this week. From there: Another Politburo meeting comes and goes with no news about a third plenum to devise new economic policy, the modest progress and persistent structural challenges animating the US-China relationship in 2023, and the MSS turns its eyes to meteorology. At the end: Extended thoughts on Gavin Newsom’s trip to China, a look at the strategic advantages China brings to the global market for a select group of commodities, the Foreign Ministry complains about Rahm Emanuel’s approach to diplomacy, and Yao Ming makes an appearance for the NBA’s opening week. 

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Related readings:

Li Keqiang; Financial Work Conference; Xi on women; US-China; Xiangshan Forum -- Sinocism 

Xi meets California Governor Newsom; Biden warns on Second Thomas Shoal; Aricle 23 coming to Hong Kong; Xi Thought on Culture -- Sinocism 

Central Financial Work Conference; Biden and Xi to meet; Li Keqiang -- Sinocism 

‘Other leaders are corrupt’: Li Keqiang mourning poses challenge for Beijing -- FT 

Post by Wenhao on X -- @ThisIsWenhao

U.S. President Joe Biden Meets with Wang Yi - MoFA

Readout of President Joe Biden’s Meeting with People’s Republic of China Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission and Foreign Minister Wang Yi -- The White House 

If China is forced to resolve the Taiwan question through the use of force, it will be a legitimate and just war: Lieutenant General -- Global Times

Beijing’s top spy agency cracks down on illegal foreign weather stations amid push to stop data leaving China -- South China Morning Post 

California Gov. Gavin Newsom plows into child while playing basketball in China -- KTLA:

China’s Xi Welcomes Gavin Newsom in Beijing With Eye on U.S. Visit -- WSJ 

Geopollutical Warfare --

Post by Rahm Emanuel on X -- @USAmbJapan 

Post by Rahm Emanuel on X -- @USAmbJapan 

Exclusive: US military bulk buys Japanese seafood to counter China ban -- Reuters 

NBA 'first class' in China despite past conflicts, Yao Ming says -- ESPN

Personal exchanges cited as key for bilateral ties - China Daily

Yao Ming’s discussion at the NCUSCR gala starts at about 43:30

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Understanding China and how China impacts the world. Hosted by Andrew Sharp and Bill Bishop.