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While most of you are probably (and understandably) paying close attention to the Huawei situation and all its moving parts, it is important not to lose sight of what is happening in the rest of the Chinese policy world. Most domestic news coverage has been about the 40th anniversary of reform and opening, pledging to continue those efforts into the future. The Politburo also met yesterday to go over 2019 work priorities in the economic and anti-corruption/clean government spheres. Here is a link to the Xinhua report on the meeting: 中共中央政治局召开会议 分析研究2019年经济工作...
And here is a subsequent piece of analysis on the "5 economic signals" that we should take from the meeting: 中央政治局会议传递2019年经济工作五大信号
俗语 in Xi Jinping's Speeches
bù rù hǔ xué ， yān dé hǔ zǐ
Meaning: you can't catch tiger cubs without entering the tiger's lair (nothing ventured, nothing gained)
Xi Jinping quoted Liu Shaoqi's use of this idiom in his November 23 speech commemorating the 120th anniversary of Liu's birth in Hunan. The importance of this speech lies in the fact that it is part of of Xi's 不忘初心, a campaign that has been in full swing in China for a while now, but especially central after the 19th Party Congress. It emphasizes the importance of keeping in mind the primary goals of China's revolution: China's national revitalization and the happiness of the Chinese people.
What happens in one minute? This week we feature a video on China's progress over the past
40 years, from the introduction of bullet trains to the increase in foreign tourism.
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