Trade war response; Talking up the stock market; Party influence on overseas Chinese newspapers; Does your Air China pilot smoke in the cockpit?

So France-Croatia it is...I have to admit I was hoping England would get through to the World Cup final but Croatia earned it.

Some of the things about China I am watching today:

  • China official media's relative restraint towards the trade war escalation may signal concern and a desire to talk, or it may signal that the speed of the escalation surprised Be…

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