How many University Professors are on the CCP’s payroll through the “Thousand Talents” program? Seems like something we should know. As Apple pays the CCP $275 billion for market access and special treatment and hits a $3 Trillion valuation, we discuss whether the CCP controls Apple or Apple controls the CCP. The city of Xi’an, population 13 million, is in dramatic lockdown. People’s apartment building doors are being welded shut, many people are struggling to access food and thousands are being transferred to hastily built quarantine camps. Russia and China are working to create an alternative to the SWIFT bank transfer system. Is it the end of the dollar?