DC Meetup + Tweets of the Week
Craft Beer, Brain Export Controls, Ray Dalio, Lingling Wei, Property Taxes, Taiwanese Indie Rock, Temples and Yellow Dishes
I’ll be in DC Nov 8-11 and am planning on hosting a meetup on Monday Nov 8th from 5:30 to 8ish at Haikan on 805 V St NW. Please respond to this email if you’re interested in either the meetup or getting together at some other point while I’m in town!
And now, China Twitter Tweets of the Week makes a triumphant return.
Matthew Brooker @mbrookerhkFrom Ray Dalio’s Principles. Has Wang Qishan shared this interesting anecdote with his boss? https://t.co/qMkOWMtBWq
So the takeaway is that after Xi nothing will be the same!?
Martijn Rasser @MartijnRasserThere are limits to Xi's power. CCP elites and rank-and-file members oppose a new property-tax plan. Real estate accounts for as much as 80% of household wealth in China. @Lingling_Wei is on a tear as of late with her reporting. https://t.co/0Ey9gQDbCT via @WSJ
Lingling Wei 魏玲灵 @Lingling_WeiNo power is absolute. Taking on a sector that perhaps more than any other defines modern China carries risks for China's top leader — of both alienating Chinese households and sowing dissent within the party. My latest https://t.co/I0AGvBxFJ5 via @WSJ
Chaoyang Trap House is the best English language content on mainland Chinese culture and all of you should subscribe.
Very trippy official Space Day of China art from 2019: