US-China dialogue; Liu He to DC?; Student activists detained; More policies to prop up private firms

The US and China are talking but it is not clear there is much progress. What I am hearing:

  • As expected, the US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue on Friday was difficult and did not lead to any significant breakthroughs;

  • Yang Jiechi did not get a hoped-for drop-in meeting and handshake with President Trump, but he did get a meeting with Jared Kushner;

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