Farmers Harvest Festival; Trump's "Anti-China plans"; White Paper on US-China trade dispute; New tariffs take effect as Liu He rejects US visit; PLA sanctions reaction; Hong Kong integration, Pope and Party

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! I thought today would be slow but there is a lot going on:

  1. China has created a new annual festival—the Farmers Harvest Festival—and Xi chaired a Politburo study session on rural revitalization;

  2. The next round of mutual US and Chinese tariffs have taken effect, and the State Council released the white paper "The Facts and China's…

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