Trade deal progress; Politburo reports to Xi; Demographics; Confucius Institutes

The official spin cycle is revving up to sell any trade agreement with China as a huge win, even though I am still hearing the mooted deal is far from what the US originally wanted. One of the PR talking points from the Trump Administration seems to be that this is a "process" and the US can't expect to get everything in just one deal.

The Chinese side i…

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