Zuckerberg and Xi at the mic after criticism from Washington

Xi meets Zuckerberg at a 2015 event on Microsoft's campus. Photo: Ted S. Warren-Pool/Getty Images

Today brings important statements from the most powerful man on earth and the most powerful man on the internet. Each, in his own way, is a visionary sort of authoritarian. Neither is especially well liked by the US government at the moment.

What to watch: Xi Jinping and Mark Zuckerberg are, in a sense, both making tactical feints in order to avoid more significant reforms to business models that have served them well. How long will their audiences buy it?