Xi inspects a robot in Shanghai; Wang Yi at the UN; Jack Ma joins the chat; US-China
Earlier today I published this week’s episode of the Sharp China podcast. From the show notes:
On today's show Andrew and Bill begin with a new generation of foreign influencers said to be assisting in Xi's campaign to “tell China's story well” and an update on Wolf Warrior diplomacy as 2023 draws to a close. Then: Q&A with the Sinocism chat, including a request for tangible signs of fentanyl progress, regional governments vying for debt relief, Li Qiang at the Central Financial Commission, and a look at why and how PRC citizens are moving investments outside China. At the end: One listener's theory on why Xi may retain power for years to come, the outbreaks straining hospitals around China, and a renowned Chef's egg fried rice ignites a controversy.
You can listen to the episode here.
Tomorrow I am attending a conference so there will not be the usual newsletter. I will send you the latest PRC political discourse report from the China Media Project.
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