Beijing kills the Qualcomm-NXP deal; Explosion outside US embassy in Beijing; New cyber czar; Liu He now leads SOE reform group; Facebook's disappearing China company

Happy Thursday from DC. Here are some of the top things I am looking at today:

  • Beijing has killed the Qualcomm-NXP deal;

  • President Trump’s “truce” with the EU over trade may increase Trump’s confidence that Xi Jinping will ultimately have to make significant concessions in the US-China trade dispute;

  • There was a small explosion outside the US embassy in B…

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