Good Morning. Welcome to The Wire’s daily news roundup. Each day, our staff gathers the top China business, finance, and economics headlines from a selection of the world’s leading news organizations. Paid subscribers automatically have this list emailed directly to their inboxes every day by 10 a.m. EST. Subscribe here. The Wall Street Journal Xi Prepares China for ‘Extreme’ Scenarios, Including Conflict With the West — As Beijing and Washington move gingerly toward restoring high-level exchanges, Xi Jinping is stepping up his effort to gird China for conflict. China’s Central Bank Moves to Shore Up Recovery — Unexpected trim in key lending rate likely heralds further steps to stimulate China’s economy. Opinion: Russia, China and Iran in America’s Backyard — These adversaries threaten the U.S. with their moves into Latin America. By Walter Russell Mead. The Financial Times Distributor Bunzl shifts more sourcing ouSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.