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Read Tony Hoagland's poem, "Giving and Getting," from this week's issue:

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There is more to China policy than balloons. For example, the Biden administration has led a successful multi-national effort to crush China's ability to obtain and manufacture advanced semiconductors.

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Our government knew a Chinese military spy balloon was going to enter the airspace over the continental U.S. at least TWO DAYS BEFORE it happened Yet they failed to act to stop it And they only notified congressional leaders minutes before the media ran with the story

"They (PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi) have eventually narrowed the battle between each other and that does help Congress, suits BJP politically," says @Rahulshrivstv  @mausamii2u  talks about big takeaway from #PMModi  vs #RahulGandhi  in Parliament#Mission2024  with @PreetiChoudhry 

Karnataka Congress chief @DKShivakumar  alleged he was being harassed by central agencies and that the agencies are questioning the money he paid towards college and school fees of his children. (By @sagayrajp )

An unfortunate aspect of the human condition is that "vaguely China-related partisan yelling" attracts more attention than actual China policy. But the people who cover the yelling beat should try to read their colleagues who cover the other stuff.

Joe Biden engaged in a running back-and-forth with Republicans that at times seemed more like something out of Prime Minister’s Questions than anything in the American parliamentary tradition, @AndrewFeinberg  writes

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The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy@ZelenskyyUa , is addressing both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall. Watch live

👉 At one point, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy shushed members of his own party when they interrupted Mr Biden’s tribute to a fentanyl victim.

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