Vaccine mess; US airlines changing Taiwan designation? RMB; Where are Wang Huning & Zhao Leji?; Xi Thought; Xi in Africa

Happy Tuesday from soggy DC..

My top issues today:

  • The censors are working hard to take control of the narrative around the vaccine scandal;

  • Reuters is reporting that US airlines will change their website designation of Taiwan to conform with Beijing's demands;

  • As the newsletter has discussed in recent issues we are in the rumor period around Beidaihe. The …

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