Links (June 2023)

Beijing’s Dilemma: Cut Spending or Raise Taxes to Deal with Local Debt?
(, 06/30/23, Houze Song)

Top Taiwan Government Spokeswoman Quits After Report of Affair
(Bloomberg, 06/29/23, Cindy Wang)

China Helps Zambia Reach Landmark Debt Restructuring Deal, But Broader Relief Remains Uncertain
(China Digital Times, 06/27/23, Arthur Kaufman)

How China’s Education System Trapped a Generation
(Foreign Policy, 06/22/23, Helen Gao)

Blinken’s Beijing Visit Brings Modest Progress on Stabilizing U.S.-China Ties
(China Digital Times, 06/20/23, Arthur Kaufman)

Blinken meets Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang on high-stakes diplomatic trip to Beijing
(CNBC, 06/18/23, Evelyn Cheng, Matt Clinch, and Ashley Capoot)

China’s economy is on course for a “double dip”
(The Economist, 06/18/23)

What a potential Tharman presidency could mean
(, 06/09/23, Nicholas Fang)

Tharman Shanmugaratnam to run for President in Singapore
(CNA, 06/08/23)

Taiwan activates air defence as China aircraft enter zone
(Reuters, 60/08/23, Ben Blanchard and Kantaro Komiya)

Where’s the Demand for the Chinese Yuan?
(, 06/06/23, Houze Song)