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 White House Seeks Extension to Science and Technology Pact With China — Landmark agreement, set to expire on Sunday, has attracted scrutiny as competition between China and U.S. intensifies. China’s Crisis of Confidence in Six Charts — Chinese households are losing faith in the nation’s future and could drag down the entire economy. Iran, Saudi Arabia, Others Invited to Join Brics Group — Expansion is a victory for Russia and China who want to bolster the bloc against competition from the West. China Casts CIA as Villain in New Anti-Spying Push — State-security ministry accuses two ChineSubscribe 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.