◎ In Italy, Xi signals strong determination to push through reforms.
◎ The trade war forces Xi and the CCP to face an intractable political contradiction.
◎ The CCP is adjusting its propaganda to lay the foundation for subsequent trade negotiations with America.
◎ What we are seeing from Beijing and Pyongyang is textbook communist regime negotiation tactics.
◎ There are two reasons why the Xi administration appears to be motivated to open up China’s economy.
◎ Industrial profits had in fact fallen 6 percent year-on-year.
◎ Xi is posturing for the moment, but future action depends on U.S. action.