No US midterm relief for China tariffs; Economic Iron Curtain and Hank Paulson's US-China cri de cœur; Xi inspects Shanghai; Wuzhen Internet conference; China has a new anti-ship missile

The Chinese side may once have had a fantasy that the midterm elections would force President Trump to back down but Xi Jinping and his team will be disappointed by the outcome of those elections. There is little to nothing in the results that would lead President Trump to change his approach to prosecuting his trade war with China, and in fact he may se…

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