Vaccine mess; US airlines changing Taiwan designation? RMB; Where are Wang Huning & Zhao Leji?; Xi Thought; Xi in Africa
Happy Tuesday from soggy DC..
My top issues today:
The censors are working hard to take control of the narrative around the vaccine scandal;
Reuters is reporting that US airlines will change their website designation of Taiwan to conform with Beijing's demands;
As the newsletter has discussed in recent issues we are in the rumor period around Beidaihe. The alleged recent "absence" of Wang Huning has sparked rumors about his fate, I have a different take, discussed in detail in item 5.
Thanks for reading, as always I appreciate tips and comments.