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In this week's newsletter we focus on this week's meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi Jinping, a still relevant chengyu, and the new China's Mega Project series.
At the end of the week, Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping will meet for the first time at Mar-a-Lago. The reporting on the summit suggests this U.S. administration will handle China policy and the relationship differently than its predecessors, but still emphasizing top-level contacts. Among the many issues on the table are North Korea and trade, which both have potential to place significant stress onto this first meeting. President Trump not on
ly talked tough during the campaign, but, more importantly, made specific policy pledges to punish Chinese trading behavior. There are lots of things to consider both substantively and procedurally.
Meaning: forge ahead despite difficulties (ride the wind and cleave the waves)
In anticipation of this week's meeting between Xi Jinping and President Trump, we have brought back the above chengyu that Xi used during his September 2015 visit to the U.S. when explaining that U.S.-China relations have made historic progress despite headwinds.
Alibaba's Toudou is getting into the short-video market with a new 2 billion yuan investment intended to attract video-making talent. Current competitors in this market include Yixia Technology and Tencent Holdings Ltd.
CCTV has released a second series of China's Mega Project episodes (超级工程II). More information is availablehere.
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