Politics First

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, schools in China put politics first and India’s new ambassador lists his priorities.

Soybean Diplomacy

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, China and the US talk, and Xi warns against black swans and gray rhinos .

Politics and Ideology

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, the Standing Committee of the Politburo meets to discuss ‘complex and grave’ matters.

Detention vs Detention

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, Canada puts an ankle monitor on Meng Wanzhou, and China kicks back. Also, the Politburo meets.

Sea of Thorns

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, the Asian summit season begins as the South China Sea remains a thorny issue, and there are rumbling in the Pacific.

Sell in China

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, Xi asks the world to Sell in China, and has a good phone call with Trump.

The Xinjiang Playbook

To blunt criticism about its policies in the Xinjiang region, the Chinese Communist Party has adopted a set of measures ranging from denial to opinion management.

Managing the Economy

A weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom. This week, the newsletter covers the “two unwaverings,” China’s new security vision, the ASEAN-China drills and much more.