Xi back from Beidaihe; US-China; Hidden debt, infrastructure spending and stimulus; Art theft; Poverty alleviation guideline

For those who missed yesterday’s note on my Beijing trip you can read it here.

Pictures and video of Xi reappeared in official media reports Sunday for the coverage of his chairing of a meeting of the CMC to discuss Party Building in the PLA. So it looks like I do not need to eat this newsletter just yet…

The Washington Post ran a story Saturday about Af…

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