Outbreaks; GDP; WHO investigation; Vaccine narrative struggle; "East rising and West declining 东升西降"
Thanks to everyone who participated in the weekly thread that started on Friday. We had another good one, and it is still open.
Today’s newsletter is long even for Sinocism (there is a lot going on!), so no commentary up top.
Strange days here in DC as we countdown to the Biden inauguration, the security arrangements remind me of Beijing around the “Two Meetings”, Party Congresses or big anniversary parades. “Stability maintenance” will likely need a lot of focus in the Biden Administration.
Today’s Essential Eight items:
Vaccine narrative struggle
"East rising and West declining 东升西降"
Trump Administration China moves in its final hours
State-affiliated tweets less attractive
Thanks for reading.