Xi’s letter to the Journal of Chinese Humanities《文史哲》; Competing views of “multilateralism”; Potemkin saplings

Today’s Essential Eight items:

  1. What signals may there be in Xi’s letter to the Journal of Chinese Humanities《文史哲?

  2. Competing views of “multilateralism” at UN Security Council

  3. WHO approves Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

  4. Territoriality integrity for the PRC, but not for Bhutan

  5. Increasing global discourse power

  6. Potemkin saplings in Kunming

  7. Not natio…

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