Issue No. 194 | May 7, 2020
Dedicated to the development of the future stewards of U.S.-China relations
Weekly Reading
As long-time members are surely aware, we keep close tabs on  Qiushi , the party journal. Lately we haven’t found tons of interest, as most articles have been of the "COVID-recovery-proves-our-system-is-superior” variety. But  Qiushi  just published an analysis of China’s economy by an author worth paying attention to, Ning Jizhe (宁吉喆).

Ning is the deputy director of the NDRC and head of the National Bureau of Statistics (国家发展改革委副主任兼国家统计局局长、党组书记). The piece is fairly long, so  Qiushi  even published an article that summarizes key takeaways . We have provided both of them here.
俗语 from Xi Jinping's Speeches
Due to the lack of Xi speeches in the past week, we've selected a thematic 俗语 from our Chinese proverbs study guide by Dr. Liwei Jiao:

bìng cóng kǒu rù,huò cóng kǒu chū

Character To Character translation : illness-from-mouth-enter, disaster-from-mouth-come out
Literal translation : Disease enters by the mouth and trouble comes out of the mouth; mind your words

Free translation : mind your Ps and Qs // Think before you speak.

Example :
Búyào dāngzhòng suíbiàn fābiǎo pínglùn,~。
English translation : Don’t comment casually in public. Mind your words.

Source : Dr. Liwei Jiao's 俗语 study guide " Religious, Political, and Philosophical Proverbs ", hosted on the AMS website.
American Perspective on 五四
On May 4, 2020 the Miller Center at UVA hosted "Battle Symposium: U.S.-China Relations in a Turbulent Time: Can Rivals Cooperate?" on Zoom.

To kick off the symposium, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Matt Pottinger presented a pre-recorded speech in Mandarin, directed at a Chinese audience. His remarks were titled "Reflections on China's May Fourth Movement: an American Perspective."

The full English text and Chinese version have been released online, and you can watch the video here (his remarks are about 20 minutes long, starting at 6:50 to 27:20).

As bonus reading, here is a Chinese reaction to the speech: " 博明是个“好同志”--说说博明昨天的演讲 "
Extra Study Resources
In addition to the resources section on our website, we've rounded up these language study resources for your consideration. 加油!

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