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  • Poor drag anchor as Xi turns the economic ship

    Covid-19 has driven home the fact that as the world market is crippled by the health crisis, Beijing has to count on self-sufficiency and call on its own people to spend their way out of trouble. President Xi Jinping has coined the term “internal circulation”…
  • Everything going according to plan in China

    Let’s start with the story of an incredibly disappearing summit.  Every August the Chinese Communist Party’s leadership converges upon the town of Beidaihe, a seaside resort two hours away from Beijing, to discuss serious policies that then coalesce into key planning strategies to be approved…