Back from China ok, aside from a cold. The trip was good, my first time in an Official Delegation situation. I believe I managed ok, using my chopsticks reasonably and toasting appropriately, if on the lighter end. (Fortunately, my counterparts were also on the lighter end by preference so it all worked out.)
I have some comments in queue and some going back a ways that I've meant to respond to. As my eyes quit watering, etc., I'll be getting back up to speed.