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Happy Tuesday...news is a bit light as China is slowing down for the upcoming Lunar New Year Holiday.  

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The Essential Eight

1. Yang Jiechi Coming To Washington DC

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that Yang will be in DC February 8 and 9. 

The 1.30 issue of Sinocism noted that Yang was soon to visit DC and wondered what his visit…

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