Taiwan; Party embrace of private enterprises; Liu He and indigenous innovation; Xi Un speech; TikTok

It is unclear if there is actually a deal for TikTok in the US, after various reports over the weekend that one had been struck. The whole process has become increasingly grotesque and damaging. From what has been leaked publicly so far, I agree with Ben Thompson’s comment earlier today in his Stratechery newsletter:

In short, this deal is the worst poss…

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