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Apologies, today’s newsletter is late and light on commentary. I had a visit to the eye doctor today and could not look at a computer screen for almost five hours. All is ok, everything should be back to normal Thursday. Thanks for your patience.
In addition to the regular newsletter tomorrow I will also be sending you a report on the decade of reform since the Third plenum of the 18th Party Congress that convened 10 years ago.
Earlier today I published this week’s episode of the Sharp China podcast. We talked a lot about Xi’s upcoming visit to APEC and US-China relations. You can listen to it here.
Summary of today’s Essential Eight:
Wang Yi on maritime governance - In his speech to the fourth Symposium on Maritime Cooperation and Ocean Governance Wang Yi said that China “will fulfill its obligations under the international law of the sea, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea” while saying the “South China Sea Arbitration i…