Xi Didn't Blink While Fluffing Wall Street; The Party Takes A Bite Out Of Bytedance; Guilt By Marriage; "Cocaine Of The Sea"; Poetry Champion

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The Essential Eight

1. China's Says Xi Didn't Blink Over US Threats

And they did not, lots of wishful thinking and spinning out there....

China Says Xi's Reform Pledges Unrelated to U.S. Trade Tensions - Bloomberg:

“I can tell you clearly that China’s announcement of major opening-up measures has …

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