Xi in Hunan; Xinjiang; TikTok; United Front; Fish and pangolins

The TikTok saga is giving me getting flashbacks to the more breathless bits of the US-China trade negotiations. Reports are converging on the structure of a deal but it is not just President Trump who has to approve any deal. Bytedance has said Beijing does as well, and some of the reported details make me wonder why General Secretary Xi would sign off …

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