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Issue No. #250 | March 31, 2023

俗语 from Xi Jinping

历久弥坚 lì jiǔ mí jiān

Definition: to become more resolute with the passing of time.

Original: 双方践行世代友好理念,传统友谊历久弥坚。双方隆重纪念《中俄睦邻友好合作条约》签署20周年,我同普京总统宣布《条约》延期并赋予其新的时代内涵。

Background: Earlier this month, Xi Jinping published an article while visiting Russia which celebrated past and ongoing friendship between the two nations.

Source: 习近平在俄罗斯媒体发表署名文章

Weekly Reading: TikTok过堂,美国国会到底几个意思?

This week we are highlighting a WeChat blog article written in response to last week's congressional hearing on TikTok.

As Robert Wu of BAiGUAN explains in this English language analysis, in all likelihood the article is attributable to Professor Zuǒ Xiǎodòng (左晓栋) of the University of Science and Technology of China (中国科学技术大学), who is "a top policy advisor on data security."

We are providing BAiGUAN's English summary for accessibility, but strongly encourage you to read the original Chinese piece. It gives immediate insight into how an important segment of the Chinese data security world views the US approach to TikTok, their sense of the gravity of the situation, and how China might respond in the future.


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