Xi at Davos; Party thinker on breaking US stranglehold on technology; CCDI Plenum may make finance execs nervous

Today’s Essential Eight items:

  1. Xi’s speech to Davos

  2. Party think tank head on tech independence from the US

  3. WHO and Covid-19 origin struggle

  4. Vaccine struggles

  5. Epidemic management into the Spring Festival

  6. Fifth Plenum of the 19th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI)

  7. US-China

  8. Taiwan

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