Thursday, July 5, 2018Subscriber update4 likes

US-China trade war; More on the Xinjiang "re-education" camps; Xi Thought study groups; Democracy can be bad for Belt & Road Initiative projects; "Dying to Survive" blockbuster

The first rounds of US-China tariffs go into effect at 12:01 AM EST on Friday, or just about 13 hours from now. You never know what President Trump may decide and announce on Twitter between now and then but so far there are still no public indications or even semi-credible rumors of any serious conversations underway between the two governments to forestall the tariffs.