Xi's BRICS speech; Reform commission discusses data and payments; State Council boosts auto industry
Today’s top items:
Outbreaks - Three new community cases in Beijing, temporary hospital opened in Macau
No surprises, hits the expected notes of promoting the Global Development Initiative and Global Security Initiative, criticizes the US repeatedly but not by name, discusses the Ukraine “crisis” but not in a way that is critical of Russia or Putin.
26th meeting of the central commission for deepening overall reform on data - The readout is long, the section on data is really interesting, and another reminder that the PRC is very advanced in thinking deeply about data-related issues, from security to commercialization.
26th meeting of the central commission for deepening overall reform on payments and other financial activities of platform enterprises - There appears to be some hope that the discussion of the payments and financial activities of platform enterprises in this meeting is another signal that the high intensity…