Sitemap - 2023 - Sinocism

Sharp China: Big Picture Questions for 2024; Taiwan and the Philippines and Tentative Stability; Our Favorite Memories from 2023

What China Saw in Kissinger

🔥China's top internet buzzwords of 2023

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #39; CEWC; MSS on Security and Economy; Strengthening economic propaganda; 2024 predictions

Xi in Nanning; Shanghai and Beijing real estate tweaks; More Hong Kong bounties; Sim Love

Xi leaves Vietnam; More on the CEWC; Real Estate; Court judgements; US PNTR for PRC

Sharp China: The Central Economic Work Conference; More Friction with the Philippines; Hawks and Doves and Kissinger

Central Economic Work Conference; Xi in Vietnam; Short video crackdown

Central Economic Work Conference

Central Economic Work Conference; Progress vs stability; PRC-Philippines standoffs; Fentanyl

Sharp China Free Episode: Politico’s Rendering of a Xi ‘Purge’; Finance with Chinese Characteristics; Moody’s Works from Home; Secretary Raimondo Warns Chip Companies

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #38: Politburo meeting on economic work and Party conduct and anti-corruption work; EU-China; US politics and Taiwan

EU Leaders in Beijing; Xi going to Vietnam; Fentanyl; Shanghai FTZ; Moody's staff concerns; Hukou

Finance with Chinese characteristics; Politico on recent elite rumors; Wang-Blinken chat; Nuclear power; Vaping; Moody's

Respiratory infections; Moody's outlook; Autonomous vehicles; Shaping global cyberspace

Xi's Shanghai tour; Lukashenko back in Beijing; EU-PRC Summit; Xinhua interviews top financial regulators

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #37; Kissinger and US-China; Huawei; Minnie Chan

China’s Political Discourse September 2023: Struggling With Negotiation in the US-China Relationship

Xi inspects a robot in Shanghai; Wang Yi at the UN; Jack Ma joins the chat; US-China

Sharp China: The Foreign Influencer Ecosystem; Money Flowing Out of China; Xi’s Exit Strategy; A Mao YouTube Controversy

Xi in Shanghai; Politburo studies foreign legal work; Xi and Putin's gas; ICBC corruption

Politburo meeting; No date for Third Plenum; More Party in foreign affairs work; Support for private enterprises; Myanmar-PRC border; 蛋炒饭

Xi on Gaza; Banks urged to loan more for property; Foreign funds also 润 running away?; Philippines-PRC-US

Sharp China: Xi-Biden at APEC; Xi’s Message to the Business Community; Another ‘Dictator’ Comment; Eyes on Taiwan’s Presidential Election

Li Qiang heads CFC; Real Estate; Taiwan election; US-China; Prosecutors and Xi Thought on Culture

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #36: Xi in San Francisco; TikTok

Woodside Summit and the San Francisco Vision; Fentanyl; Real Estate; Applied Materials and SMIC

A Sharp Tech and Sharp China Crossover on the Chip Ban, Taiwan, TikTok and More

A Sharp Tech and Sharp China Crossover on the Chip Ban, Taiwan, TikTok and More

A good start to Xi's visit; Time for investors to get bullish on the PRC again?; Taiwan election deal; ICBC

Xi in San Francisco; Fentanyl and Flying Tigers; Scrutiny of Xi's CEO dinner; Taiwan; Criticism of EU values

Xi-Biden meeting expectations and propaganda preparations; Xi speeches to PLA; Constraints on AI

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #35: Xi-Biden meeting confirmed; Xinhua on US-China; Second Thomas Shoal; Third Plenum

"Heading to San Francisco"; Nvidia chips for China; ICBC and US Treasuries; Global South; Fengqiao Experience

Report: Plateau China: Reform in the ten years after the Third Plenum of 2013

Wuzhen; Country Garden bailout?; US-China; Pandas; Confidence; Nyerere Leadership School

Sharp China: What Should We Expect at APEC?; Foreign Firms Pull $160 Billion Across Six Quarters; Lee Zhang Detained; Australia Relations "on the Right Path"

More state capital for key areas; Prepping for Xi in San Francisco; More real estate support likely; PLA; Huawei AI chips; BRI

PRC-Australia back on the "right path"; He Lifeng to DC; Investor detentions and foreign funds outflows; Vanke; Hydropower

Li Keqiang cremated; Financial system security; MIIT on development of humanoid robots; Zhejiang leadership visits Alibaba

CFWC; US-China; Ray Dalio; AI Summit; Xi Jinping Thought on Culture and the Internet

Sharp China: Li Keqiang and the Mourning Playbook; Wang Yi in DC and Xi to APEC; Gavin Newsom Goes to China; Rahm Emanuel and Resource Extraction

Central Financial Work Conference; Biden and Xi to meet; Li Keqiang

Li Keqiang; Financial Work Conference; Xi on women; US-China; Xiangshan Forum

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #34: RIP Li Keqiang; Politburo meets, does not announce Third Plenum dates; Newsom's China trip

Wang Yi in DC; More videos of US-China military close encounters; PRC vetoes UN resolution; Patriotic education law

Xi meets California Governor Newsom; Biden warns on Second Thomas Shoal; Aricle 23 coming to Hong Kong; Xi Thought on Culture

Sharp China: Tension Simmering in the South China Sea; The Five Eyes and More Spies; Foxconn and Jon Stewart; The New Yorker on Xi

Li Shangfu and Qin Gang; 1T RMB in new debt; Xi visits PBoC and SAFE; Neighborhood diplomacy; AI chip controls

Second Thomas Shoal approaching a crisis?; Wang Yi to visit the US; Spy games intensify; Real estate, debt and stock market support; Malaise

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #33: Semiconductor controls; Wang Yi to DC?; Stock market; BRI; Wang Wei

Xi calls for ceasefire; Pentagon report on the PLA; Third Plenum speculation; Country Garden defaults; Dog crackdown

Sharp China: Commerce Closes Some Chip Loopholes; What About TikTok?; Putin and Xi in Beijing; The Beginning of Sinocism

Belt and Road Forum concludes; Xi meets Putin; Q3 GDP; Reactions to updated semiconductor controls

Belt and Road Forum; US updates semiconductor controls; Cheng Lei speaks; Relief for local governments; US-PLA close encounters

BRI Forum; PRC on Middle East Crisis; Updates to US semiconductor controls; Xi Zhongxun

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #32: Stock market "stabilization fund"; Xi Jinping Thought on Culture

Xi on the Yangtze River Economic Belt; New defense minister?; Zhai Jun speaks with Israeli official; Capital outflow worries; PBoC restructuring

Xi in Jiangxi; Cheng Lei released; Hopes for state support for stocks; Xi Jinping Thought on Culture; PRC-Palestine

Xi-Biden Momentum; Calls to Condemn Hamas; The Chip Lobby Fights the Export Controls; Apple and Kyrie Irving

BRI white paper; More stimulus talk; Country Garden; Improving legal environment for private business; Huawei

Xi Jinping Thought on Culture 习近平文化思想; Xi meets Schumer; Semiconductor controls; Disappointing holiday data; Xizang

Cross-border data relief; New leadership at Ministry of Finance; Renewed corruption crackdown coming?; Progress on road back to Bali; Liu Zhidan

Politburo meeting, no announcement of Third Plenum; Li Shangfu missing from study session; Evergrande chairman under "control"; TikTok

Ongoing Tension with the Philippines; Xi Welcomes Assad; Ambassador Emanuel Continues His Posting; Qin Gang's Fling; Panda Diplomacy and the National Zoo

A Global Community of Shared Future: China's Proposals and Actions; MSS head on national security in digital era; Qin Gang and Fu Xiaotian; US-China

Xi in Zhejiang; Asian Games; Xi meets Assad; Huawei; US-China on road back to Bali

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #31

Xi in Zhejiang; New productive forces 新质生产力; 5 year anti-corruption work plan; Leading the Global South; Rahile Dawut

Unanswered Qin Gang Questions; Three Wins for Xi Jinping Economic Thought; US Sources Float New Balloon Details; Huawei Intrigue Continues

Talking up the economy; Local government debt; Putin meets Wang Yi; Xi pushing US-China people to people relations; China and the Global South

Qin Gang; Grim reports from chambers of commerce; Wang Yi in Russia; Huawei phone; Zhang Youxia

US-China meetings; Spy balloon that was not spying?; Wang Yi to Russia; PRC diplomacy; PLA rumors

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #30: Li Shangfu; AMA Chat

Defense minister likely under investigation; Huawei launch event set for 2nd anniversary of Meng’s return; Taiwan; Real estate

Reform and Development of Global Governance; Xi meets Venezuelan President; EU to probe PRC EV subsidies; Apple and Tesla risks; No property tax on agenda

Sharp China: Biden and Xi Updates; Lies, Spies and Agatha Christie; Interference Allegations in the UK and Canada; Apple’s Latest Marketing Challenge

Circular on Taiwan-Fujian; Real estate; More on UK spy/influence mess; House Committee goes to Wall Street; Semiconductor controls

China’s Political Discourse July 2023: Ideologizing Traditional Chinese Culture

Xi in Heilongjiang; G-20; Biden on China; MSS on another US spy; UK arrests; Warning to RMB shorts; Rumors

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #29: Apple in China; Huawei and SMIC; MSS on US-China; G-20

Xi in Heilongjiang; Apple's new China worries; Raimondo and Huawei; G-20; Keith Zhai leaves the Wall Street Journal

Li Qiang at ASEAN; Fukushima; Real Estate; Huawei phone; Extreme scenario thinking 极限思维; iPhone ban for some

Sharp China: Xi Skips the G-20 as the MSS Puts APEC in Question; More Fallout from the Huawei FU; Rahm Emmanuel has Takes; Apple Needs VR Help

Li Qiang to G-20; MSS on US-China relations; Huawei's 5G phone; Italy and the BRI

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #28: Xi and the G-20; Raimondo's PRC visit; Real estate and the economy

Politburo meeting; Xi to skip G-20 in India; Rahm Emanuel unloads on Xi and the PRC; More real estate support; Xi on culture

Support for private sector; Country Garden; Huawei's new phone; UK Foreign Secretary; Bond data

Sharp China: Fukushima Outrage Continues; Secretary Raimondo in China; Perfect Timing for a Huawei Launch; TikTok Lobbyists Take a Bow

Mortgage rate cuts; Raimondo meets Li Qiang; Huawei launches 5G phone early; Putin to China

Stock market support; Xi in Xinjiang; Real estate; US-PRC Commerce meeting; New Xi Thought book

BRICS; Li Qiang inspects Guangdong; Anger and punishments over the Fukushima water release

Xi at BRICS; Real Estate; Huawei chips; Not everyone can be a cadre

Sharp China: The World Gets Bearish on China; MSS and CIA Spies; US-Japan-South Korea; Complications for Intel and ARM

Xi skips BRICS Business Forum; Fukushima waste water; Philippines resupplies grounded ship; Arm IPO; Raimondo trip

Xi to South Africa; Disappointing rate cut; Another CIA spy; Central Science and Technology Commission meets

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #27: economic policy; Taiwan VP in the US

Xi chairs standing committee meeting; Is there a plan to deal with the growing debt mess?; Defending the RMB; Xizang

Beidaihe break over; Li Qiang chairs meeting; Economy worries; Direct stimulus to consumers unlikely; Health sector corruption

Sharp China: Flooding Hits Beijing and Hebei Province; The PLA's Rocket Force Shakeup; US-China Updates; Unpacking the Beidaihe Mystique

China’s Political Discourse June 2023: Raising the Children for the Party

Awful flooding in and around Beijing; MSS on counter-espionage; More signals of real estate support; Wang Yi invited to visit US

New PLA Rocket force leadership; Consumption measures; Hopes for real estate policy support; US-China

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #27: Qin Gang; Politburo meeting; PLA corruption; Beidaihe

Xi in Sichuan, meets Indonesian President; Qin Gang returns, digitally; Rocket Forces General dies; VW makes a China EV play

Sharp China: Qin Gang ‘replaced and erased’; July Politburo meeting; Semiconductor CEOs and the Biden Administration

Wang Yi replaces Qin Gang; Is Qin under investigation?; Korean War 70th anniversary; Xi'an protests

Politburo meeting on the economy; Qin Gang; Measures to encourage private investment; RIP Gen. Wang Shaojun

Xi meets Kissinger; CCFEA on agriculture; Private sector; RMB support

Support for the private economy; Kerry leaves Beijing; Wang Yi meets Kissinger; Gallium

Sharp China: Qin Gang Disappears; Kissinger Makes a Surprise Trip to Beijing; Chip Lobbying and Email Hacking in DC; More Worrisome Economic Data

National conference on ecological and environmental protection; Kerry and Henry Kissinger in Beijing; Qin Gang; Tang poems

Weak GDP data; National security "covert front 隐蔽战线"; US export controls; Covid excess deaths

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #26: Investment; Private enterprises; Qin Gang; Emails

Germany China strategy; Blinken and Wang Yi meet again; AI rules

Official love for platform companies; Chen Yixin on the counter-espionage law; German China strategy; Kerry to China; Hack

Sharp China: Hollerin’ About Yellen; Gallium and Germanium Warnings; Understanding PRC Domestic Challenges; The Barbie Movie Banned in Vietnam

More reform plans; Stimulus hopes anew; NATO on the PRC; US indictment of alleged PRC influence agent; Qin Gang's health

Xi in Jiangsu; Relief for real estate developers; Yellen's visit; Social Work Department; Qin Gang

Xi in Jiangsu; Yellen in Beijing; Li Qiang gets input from economists

China’s Political Discourse May 2023: Multilateralism, Tang Dynasty Style

SCO summit; Wang Yi on Asia for Asians; Mystery of Borrell's cancelled visit; More countermeasures likely

Politburo study session; Export controls on key semiconductor elements; Yellen to China; New PBoC head; 两个结合

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #25: Law on Foreign Relations; Politburo meeting; 村超

Wang Yi on Law on Foreign Relations; Balloon report starting to leak; More signs big stimulus not imminent; Prigozhin mutiny

Foreign relations law; Expanded US chip restrictions likely; Drone rules, Real estate

Biden’s ‘Dictator’ Curveball; Putin’s Latest Mess Validates Xi’s PLA Purge; Huawei Questions Around the World; China and the Fentanyl Crisis

Xi meets 4 foreign leaders; Li Qiang in marketing mode at Tianjin Davos; Digital solution for rare characters 生僻字; Radioactive water

Weak holiday consumption; PRC-Russia; US-China; Patriotic education; Heat wave; Covid origins

Please invite your friends to read Sinocism

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #24

Biden on the balloon, dictators and surprises; Fentanyl and Taiwan; Local debt survey again ; PRC-Cuba; Jack Ma

Blinken in Beijing; Modest Progress and Unresolved Core Tensions; Too Many Tarmac Takes; More Cuba and Less Balloon

Li Qiang in Germany; New report on Cuba-PRC cooperation; New old leadership at Alibaba; Rate cuts

Blinken's Beijing meetings; Byebye spy balloon; Li Qiang in Germany; CYL Congress; Waiting for stimulus

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #23; Xi meets Bill Gates; Blinken to Beijing; Stimulus; More on "extreme scenarios 极限思维"

Weak economic data, more stimulus talk; Li Qiang to Europe amid calls to ban Huawei and ZTE and restrict PRC car imports; Bad news for TikTok?; Missing cremation data

Blinken to China; Bill Gates to meet Xi; Xi-Abbas; AIIB PR head resignation creates a furor; Human rights forum

Sharp China: A PRC Spy station in Cuba; Xi and “Extreme” Scenarios; Domestic Stimulus and Foreign Money Exodus; What Beijing Did to Improve Air Quality

Rate cut, weak credit data and stimulus rumors; Blinken visit; Plan for vocational schools

Honduras President in China; Blinken visit to PRC; PRC-South Korea; Valuation system with Chinese characteristics

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #22: Blinken to China; PRC spy station on Cuba?; “Extreme circumstances 极端情况” and “extreme scenarios 极限思维”

Xi in Inner Mongolia; Extreme circumstances 极端情况; Fentanyl; Monkey laundering; PRC spy base in Cuba?

A New Blinken Visit?; US-China Drama in Singapore; The Post-Covid Stimulus Calculus; Travel to the PRC in 2023

Trade data; Waiting for stimulus; EU-China; Gaokao; SOE cadre's career-ending stroll

Blinken to China?; Xi on desertification; Li Qiang to Germany and France; Economic concerns; Disappearing "Glory to Hong Kong"

Xi on civilization and culture; Shangri-La Dialogue; US-China; Chen Yixin on national security; June 4

China’s Political Discourse April 2023: Diligently Studying Xi Jinping Thought

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #21: US-China meetings; Real estate; May Politburo meeting

Youth employment; U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council; De-risking anger; Musk messaging; Shangri-La Dialogue

Xi visits a school with revolutionary history for Children's Day; More disappointing economic data; Henan wheat troubles; A fire sale called Wanda; Bao Fan

Sharp China: The Latest Failed Attempt at US-China Defense Dialogue; Beijing’s Misread of Europe; Musk in China; Microsoft Finds Malware in Guam

National Security Commission meets; Politburo study session on education; US-China; Musk in the PRC; More allegations of interference in Canadian politics

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #20

PRC Commerce Minister in DC; Xinhua not buying "de-risking"; Live-streaming crackdown may be imminent; Births decline

Xi meets Russian Prime Minister; Wang Huning visits Xinjiang; US-China; Malware

Sharp China: The G-7 Summit and the PRC Response; Making Sense of Biden’s China Approach; $23 Trillion in Local Debt; Censorship Domestically and Abroad

Audits; PRC Ambassador Xie arrives in the US; Japan chip controls; Election interference in Canada; New book on Xi

G-7 on China; PRC response; Biden says a thaw coming in US-China relations; Micron ban; Covid second wave

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #19

China-Central Asia Summit; Report slams US coercive diplomacy; Li Hui in Ukraine; Financial regulator launches; Covid second wave

Xi in Shaanxi; China-Central Asia Summit; Special envoy in Ukraine; PLA joke getting more expensive

More weak economic data; Youth unemployment, China-Central Asia Summit; Struggle; Don't joke about the PLA

China-Central Asia Summit; Xi's Hebei inspection tour; US-China; G-7; Life for spying

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #18: US-China; EU China policy; Ukraine diplomacy; China EV Inc

Wang Yi and Jake Sullivan meet; Xi inspects Xiong’an; Taiwan Work; More weak economic data

Sharp China Podcast: US and China Dreaming of Bali; A Changing Risk Profile for Investors; Canada Expels a PRC Diplomat; Plans for Population and Youth Unemployment

April trade data; Declining PRC investment in the EU; Back to Bali; PRC expels Canadian diplomat; Urban wages

Sinocism Podcast: Tu Le of Sino Auto Insights on the rise of the China vehicle industry

CCFEA on industrial system on population; Canada expels a diplomat; Details of the Capvision investigation; Qin Gang meets US Ambassador

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #17: Business environment; US-China; "Hard-liners in Beijing"

May holiday; US-China; Climate; Chips; Canada-PRC relations; 漫长的季节 The Long Season

Sharp China Podcast: Open for Business (and Raiding Foreign Businesses); Xi Calls Zelenskyy; India, Pakistan and the PRC; Decoupling with an Asterisk

An excerpt from Tania Branigan's Red Memory: The Afterlives of China's Cultural Revolution

Sinocism Podcast: Tania Branigan on her book Red Memory: The Afterlives of China's Cultural Revolution

China’s Political Discourse March 2023: The People’s Choice for a Global Shared Destiny

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #16: Politburo meeting; Foreign business & investment; Xi-Zelensky

Raids on foreign businesses; PLAN Sudan evacuation; China-Central Asia Summit; US-China; Football corruption

Xi-Zelensky call; Bain's Shanghai troubles; Counter-espionage law; Li Ganjie heads Organization Department; Employment measures

Sharp China Podcast: The Lu Snafu; A Broadened Espionage Act; China’s Own Regional Banking Crisis; A Beginner’s Guide to Taiwan Status Quo

Xi calls Zelensky

Property tax incoming?; Help for foreign trade; Li Qiang to visit Germany; Counter-espionage law revisions raise concerns

Lu Shaye creates a mess in the EU; Covid; PLAN turns 74; Guizhou debt; Dong Yuyu

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #15: Yellen's China speech; Support for private business; "Xivilization"; Twitter

Macron and VDL brief Biden on their PRC trips; Yellen's China speech; “农管“, agricultural administrative law enforcers; BYD

Xi meets Gabon President; Tragic Beijing fire; Lula's choice; King of Fairy Tales' trademark nightmare

Macron and Lula Meetings; 'Surgical' Trade Retaliation; The DOJ Charges Dozens of Chinese Security Officers; Waiting for the FBI's Balloon Report

Q1 GDP; Gao Xiang on the GCI; "Xivilization"; Common Prosperity and the private economy; More Internet tip-offs wanted

Lula and Xi; National security cases; US indictments of PRC police officers; Yi Gang on the RMB; Spy balloon disclosures

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #14

Xi’s Guangdong tour concludes; Li Qiang meets Beijing unicorns; Lula in China; US Intel leak

The Tsai/McCarthy Meeting and China's Reaction, Taiwan's Upcoming Presidential Election, Warren Buffett and TSMC, and China and AI

Xi in Guangdong; Rhetorical support for platform enterprises; Xi's Moscow visit; EU-PRC

Xi inspects Guangdong; Lula to China; Draft AI rules; Macron; Sandstorms; Substack Notes open to all

PLA exercises around Taiwan; Macron and the PRC; Did Tedros "slander China"?; AI Bubble

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #13: EU-PRC; Tsai in the US; CCDI inspections

Xi meets Macron and VDL; Reactions to Tsai's transit; More inspection fun coming for SOEs; Covid origins

European leaders in Beijing; Tsai in California; Xinhua attacks US financial hegemony; Saudi-Iran Beijing meeting

More Xi Thought; Macron and VDL to the PRC, Qingming Festival; People's Daily error

Xi Thought study campaign; EU visits; Financial sector corruption; Football corruption; Real Estate

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #12: Tsai in the US; USD vs RMB; Studying Xi Thought; Jack Ma's return; Micron troubles

New Party education campaign on Xi Thought; Talking up the business environment; Alibaba breaks up; Tsai in the US; Crypto bribes

China’s Political Discourse February 2023: A Balloon Comes to Symbolize High-Altitude Tensions; Chinese Modernization; TikTok

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #11: Xi and Putin; TikTok; Mintz Group detentions

Sharp China: The Grim Implications of Xi's Week in Moscow and the Continuing Adventures of TikTok on Capitol Hill

TikTok toast?; PRC-Russia; China Development Forum; National security rectification; Taiwan; Knowledge decoupling

Xi-Putin; Ukraine; Reshaping the world order; Cloud loophole for US chip controls; Lula to China

Xi-Putin; Kishida in Kyiv; Tsai's US itinerary; TikTok; Chips

Xi arrives in Russia; Cai Qi heads general office; Research and investigation campaign; Football players detained for gambling

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #10: Party reform; Xi to Russia

Party reform plan; Central Social Work Department 中央社会工作部; Qin Gang speaks with Ukraine FM; TikTok

Xi proposes a "Global Civilization Initiative"; PBoC; Missing bond data; Guo Wengui

Podcast: Middle East Diplomacy and Reports of a Putin Visit; New Submarines for Australia; A Kamala Harris Beijing Trip?; What Xi Learned from His Father

Premier Li’s first State Council Executive Meeting; National Data Bureau; AUKUS

Two meetings; Xi to Russia; Update on PRC visas; AUKUS

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #9: President Xi Three-peat; Xi on Private enterprise; US-China

President Xi; Tsai visit to US; US-China; Subs, Chips and Pandas

Xi meets with PLA and PAP NPC delegates; New 24 character formulation; TikTok; US-China

New Language from Xi and Qin Gang; Competing Thoughts on DC Consensus; Trudeau and the UFWD; Lessons from Lee Teng-hui's 1995 US Visit

Government restructuring; Qin Gang's press conference and a warning to the US; Support for private sector; TikTok

Two meetings; Around 5% GDP growth; Xi's vision; Xi on the private sector

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #8: Two meetings; Entity listings; US-China; Canada

Two sessions; G-20; PRC firms added to US entity list; Liu He on chips

Better than expected economic data; Xi and Lukashenko; 2nd Plenum and upcoming reforms; Bao Fan; Canada-PRC

Empty Rhetoric on Ukraine; The Judiciary Under Xi; When Congress Investigates Covid Origins; Updates on Bao Fan

2nd Plenum Communique; Stats; Golden Age for Traditional Chinese Medicine; US-China

PRC-Ukraine; Xi and propaganda into the Two Meetings; Legal education guideline; Li Keqiang farewell tour

China’s Political Discourse: January 2023: A New Year for a New Journey in the New Era

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #7: PRC on Ukraine; 2nd Plenum plans

PRC-Russia-Ukraine; US-PRC; Financial sector personnel and corruption

Politburo studies Sci-Tech self-reliance; Wang Yi meets Putin; Qin Gang in Indonesia; Another mine disaster

US-China Meeting in Munich; Biden in Kyiv and Wang Yi in Moscow; Blinken’s Warnings on Weapons; The Disappearance of Bao Fan

2nd Plenum dates set, will deepen reform of Party and state institutions; Wang Yi in Russia; Global Security Initiative

US-China meeting; Wang Yi in Europe; US warnings about aid to Russia; US hegemony; Bao Fan

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #6: Wang Yi in Europe; US-China; Struggle 斗争; Bao Fan; Football and Semiconductors corruption

Victory declared over Covid exit wave; Infinite joy in struggle; Startup banker detained; Biden says may speak with Xi

The Balloon Frenzy Floats Along; Anti-US Propaganda; Xi and the Hardening of the CPC System; ChatGPT in China

Covid deaths; WHO Covid origins investigation; Xi's CEWC speech; Balloon down but not dead; Elder protests

Xi meets Iran President; Football corruption; Document #1; Anti-US propaganda

Document #1; Balloon mess expands; Blinken and Wang Yi may meet; Iran President to visit

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #5; Balloon fallout and US-China relations; Chinese-style modernization

Covid exit wave over?; Balloon fallout grows; AI bubble pops for some; SOE investment areas

Biden’s State of the Union; Escalating Rhetoric in Congress; Holes in Hardliner Balloon Theory; What Xi Thinks about Competition

Xi and Biden articulate views on systems competition; Balloon mess; AI bubble

Xi schools new central committee members and officials on modernization; Two establishes; Balloon fallout; Tibet rail plans

Balloon blowup; PRC-Russia; Hong Kong trial; Real estate

China’s Political Discourse December 2022: A Slap in the Face on Covid Policy

New Sharp China Episode: A Reconnaissance Balloon Spotted over the Continental U.S. and D.C. Cancels the Visit by Secretary Blinken

A Reconnaissance Balloon Spotted over the Continental U.S. and D.C. Cancels the Visit by Secretary Blinken

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #4; Balloon; Blinken to the PRC

Expectations for Blinken in Beijing; A U.S. General Predicts War by 2025; Xi to Moscow?; The Decline in Chinese Language Study

Spy balloon; Blinken may meet Xi; PRC-Australia; Private sector; More pressure on TikTok

Politburo study session; IPO registration system; US-China; Czech Republic and Taiwan

Xi to visit Russia this year?; More on possible Huawei measures; State capitalism; 狂飙 “The Knockout”

Outbreak officially peaked; Blinken's PRC visit; War talk; Tech controls; Hu Xinyu

Sharp China Podcast - Advice for New China Watchers; Belt and Road after 10 Years; Land Bans and Repeat Covid Cases; Taiwan’s Presence in DC

Advice for New China Watchers; Belt and Road after 10 Years; Land Bans and Repeat Covid Cases; Taiwan’s Presence in DC

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #3

Covid peak?; Xie Feng to DC; EU-China; Xi has a video chat with troops; Ant

Sharp China: New Talking Points for Private Business; The US-Japan Alliance; More Police Stations Abroad; Marvel Movies Return to China

Xi's Spring Festival video chat; Han Zheng to be the next VP?; Janet Yellen and Liu He meet; Wow mess

GDP growth; Population declines; US-China; Liu He hits the right notes for Davos; TikTok

Reopening toll; Hong Kong; US-China-Japan; Liu Jianchao on Party diplomacy

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #2

Three red lines; Sweet talk for business; US-Japan-PRC; Protestor roundup

Reciprocal Travel Restrictions; Wolf Warrior Diplomacy; Made in China 2025; Traveling to Xi's China as an American

Reopening; Qin Gang in Africa; US-China; UK and Jimmy Lai

Cases peaking?; Retaliation against travel measures; CCDI Plenum; Alibaba and Ant are out of the storm; US-China

Reopening to the world; CCDI Plenum; Tech rectification over? Zhao Lijian

Sharp China podcast: The First Month of Reopening; Xi's Credibility; Qin Gang and US-China Relations; TikTok Forfeits the Benefit of the Doubt

The First Month of Reopening; Xi's Credibility; Qin Gang and US-China Relations; TikTok Forfeits the Benefit of the Doubt

2023 Weekly Discussion Thread #1: Reopening; Real Estate; US-China

Reopening; Transparency; Stimulating real estate demand; US-China

Covid reopening and growing concerns about lack of transparency; Marcos meets Xi; Propaganda work

Reopening; Testing PRC travelers; Wang Qishan in Brazil; More weak economic data; 辱华

China’s Political Discourse November 2022: A Fire in Xinjiang Ignites Fury on the Streets of Shanghai

Covid and reopening; Xi's Russia meetings; Wang Yi, Qin Gang and diplomacy; Bytedance/TikTok spying