• An editorial celebrating the CCP on its anniversary, arguing that it has put people first. These are demonstrations of how important economic growth has been for legitimacy, or at least how the Party views its importance.
  • A commentary based on Xi Jinping’s remarks that I’ve covered earlier. Here’s an excerpt: “it should also be noted that in the new era, our party leads the people in carrying out a great social revolution, covering the broadness of the field, the profoundness of the adjustment of the interest pattern, the sharpness of contradictions and problems, the difficulty of breaking through the institutional and institutional obstacles, and the progress. The complexity of the great struggle situation is unprecedented. It is necessary to enhance the sense of urgency and responsibility and carry through the party’s great self-revolution.”
  • Sun Chunlan’s remarks on preparing for the national college entrance examination on July 7 and 8.
  • First a report on the NPCSC passing the new national security law unanimously. “163 members of the Standing Committee attended the meeting, and the number of participants was in accordance with the quorum. The meeting passed a vote and unanimously” approved the law.
  • A short report confirming that the law has been added to Annex III of the Basic Law.
  • Li Zhanshu’s comments upon the passage of the law. Nothing that we haven’t heard leading up to the law being cleared.
  • A commentary on the new law. Here’s an excerpt from the commentary justifying the need for the law, and arguing why it was needed to maintain “Hong Kong’s long-term prosperity and stability, and ensuring the stability of One Country, Two Systems.” Alas, one country, two systems is dead in my view. Keep an eye on how Taiwan society responds to this too. Beijing is basically saying that peaceful reunification is not going to happen.
  • First, Carrie Lam’s comments to the UN Human Rights Council. She basically defended the new law, saying that the protest movement last year had crossed the “red lines” threatening sovereignty and national security, subverting state power.
  • Another report on HK; this one says that at the UNHRC meeting, “Cuba made a joint statement on behalf of 53 countries, supporting China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to maintain national security legislation.”
  • A report stating that the CCP and the major political parties in the Philippines had established the China-Philippines “Belt and Road” political party consultation mechanism.
  • Sri Lanka’s Bank of Ceylon on Tuesday signed a long-term treaty with the China Development Bank, entering into a $140 million cooperation through which drawdown will be made under two tranches of $70 million.
  • A commentary by the International Department of the CCP. The piece cites diplomats, heads of certain institutions and politicians to make the following claims:

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