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Dear friends and colleagues,

Again, I will be in Beijing in August, so get in touch if you will be around and would like to meet up. Was traveling this weekend, so no commentary this week. Activities of your favorite seven below as always.

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PBSC Week in Review
Xi Jinping

Party General Secretary; PRC

July 25 Xi met with Director-General of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan.


President; Chairman of Central Military July 23 Xi sent a congratulatory letter for the 100th founding anniversary of the Geological Museum of China.
Commission July 22 Xi chaired a meeting of the Leading Group for Overall Reform.

Xi called for better supervision of reform efforts, including supervising officials’ awareness of reform, and their division of duties and work styles. The meeting also approved a plan for the pilot reform of poverty alleviation in less developed areas by exploring hydroelectric and mineral resources, a guideline for strengthening development of industry associations in cultural sectors, and a pilot reform plan for a system of leniency for suspects who plead guilty.


July 18-20  Xi went on an inspection tour to Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

Chaired a meeting on poverty alleviation; visited businesses and promoted his new development concepts and stressed need to implement supply-side reforms; visited mosque and said “direct religious figures and believers to respect and abide by the law, resolutely guard against illegal infiltration via religious means, and promote religious and social harmony”;


  July 20  Xi sent a written instruction on strengthening flood safety, control and prevention.


  July 17 Xi sent a congratulatory message to the African Union Summit.


Li Keqiang


July 22 Li held a roundtable meeting with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevedo, International Labor Organization Director General Guy Ryder, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Secretary-general Angel Gurria, and Financial Stability Board Chairman Mark Carney.


  July 20  Li chaired an executive meeting of the State Council.

The meeting approved special planning for science and technology innovation during the 13th five-year plan period, decided to advance the Internet Plus logistics strategy; and approved measures requiring state functionaries to pledge allegiance to the Constitution.


  July 19  Li and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith exchanged congratulatory messages on the 25th anniversary of China-ASEAN ties.


Zhang Dejiang

Chair of the National People’s Congress


Yu Zhengsheng

Chair of the Chinese People’s

July 22 Yu met with President of the Economic and Social Council of Guinea Rabiatou Serah Diallo.


Political Consultative Conference


July 20 Yu chaired a biweekly consultation session of the CPPCC.

Meeting focused on getting social organizations more involved in fighting illegal drugs.

Liu Yunshan

Head of Party Secretariat; Head

July 24 Liu attended a symposium on the “Two Studies and One Act” education campaign.
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July 18 Liu met with the delegation of Chinese athletes going to the Rio Olympics.


Wang Qishan

Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection


July 19 Wang published an article in People’s Daily urging Party organs and cadres to learn and implement the new CPC regulations on the internal Party accountability mechanism.


Zhang Gaoli

Executive Vice Premier

July 20 Zhang spoke at the opening ceremony of the New Development Bank’s first Annual Meeting in Shanghai.


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