Xi’s Guangdong tour concludes; Li Qiang meets Beijing unicorns; Lula in China; US Intel leak
Summary of the Essential Eight:
Xi’s Guangdong tour - Xi's Monday-Thursday trip to Guangdong is over and the full propaganda package is out. Among the key themes from his trip: deepening reform and expanding "high-standard" opening up; Food security; Green Development; Regional connectivity between Guangdong, Hainan and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area; Water resource management; Rural revitalization; Common Prosperity; Opportunities for foreign investors; Manufacturing and accelerating the construction of a modern industrial system supported by the real economy; Real economy and self-reliance; Indigenous development of core technologies in "key fields"; Chinese modernization; The importance of the Xi Thought Party education campaign.
Lula in China - Brazil’s President is in China, his fist stop was Shanghai, where he gave a speech at the BRICS Bank. His host could not be more pleased with his comments about reducing use of the US Dollar. Do not be surprised if Lula endor…