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Happy Tuesday...There is one correction from yesterday's newsletter.
I wrote "The "Xuanyan 宣言" aka "Manifesto" is pseudonym is back with a signed article on the front page of the April 2 People's Daily. The previous article under this name appeared in January, about China’s global ambitions." In fact there was a second one in People's Daily on February 23, on socialism with Chinese characteristics as social revolution. Thanks to an eagle-eyed reader for telling me I had it wrong.
As always, comments/tips/corrections and ideas are always welcome.
Thanks for reading.
The Essential Eight
1. US-China Trade Battle
Trump’s demand, according to a former adviser to the US president, is for China to fulfill pledges spelt out in China 2030, which was written jointly by the World Bank, China’s Ministry of Finance, and the Development Research Centre of the State Council.
Comment: China 2030 is a plan th…