◎ Ma’s speech is unlikely the driving reason behind Beijing pulling the plug on Ant.
◎ A wave of economic shocks is coming to countries with significant China trade as the novel coronavirus epidemic halts production, travel, and supply chains.
Risk Watch: The CCP’s Strategic Intentions Behind the Hong Kong Exchange’s Bid for the London Exchange
◎ We have reason to suspect that the CCP has strategic intentions behind the HKEX move for the LSE.
◎China will find it hard to sustain the economic “recovery” in April. ◎Risks of a stock market crash are greater than before.
◎ The CCP is putting its political credit on the line by making local bonds available over the counter.
◎ The timing of the plunge and other odd developments suggest that CCP factional politics could be a factor influencing the recent sell-offs.
◎ The collapse of Aiwujiwu and pinganfang.com suggests that the business model of “property + financing + internet services” is failing in China.
◎ The CCP’s P2P campaign will increase risks for China’s financial system.
◎ Mainland property developers will likely face severe financing problems in 2019.