◎ The investigation of Liu Shiyu comes after an escalation in the Sino-U.S. trade war in early May and a worsening of bilateral relations.
◎ If Trump and Xi can make the tough decisions, they can avoid military confrontation that hardliners on both sides see as inevitable and even necessary.
◎ In Italy, Xi signals strong determination to push through reforms.
◎ The stalemate in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations has led to a stalemate in global geopolitics.
◎ The spotlighting of qigong at the Two Sessions is connected with the “you die, I live” factional struggle in the CCP.