◎ China’s ongoing probe of non-resident financial accounts may be aimed at uncovering corrupt activity by Chinese nationals with foreign passports or residencies.
◎ Xi’s intent to clean up the financial sector is best observed in the proceedings of the 5th National Financial Work Conference in mid-July.
◎ Economic reform is a top priority for Xi, but he faces stiff internal opposition.
◎ China’s future trajectory can be decoded if observers understand two key issues.
◎ Companies that choose to invest in Chinese officials are engaging in a high-risk venture.
◎ Xi and Chen were never mentor and protégé.
◎ The CCP wants China leading the global economy in 2050 and exporting its socialist vision of a “China Dream.”
◎ Based on our analysis, Guo is deeply involved in the power struggle between Xi Jinping and the Jiang Zemin faction.
◎ Several names have been raised as Zhou’s possible successor.
◎ Part of China’s AHW strategy is to take over the semiconductor industry overtly while subversively creating backdoors into the tech they acquire.
◎ Beijing is trying to restrict massive capital outflow through the Chinese shadow economy.
◎ The overseas merger and acquisition sprees by Chinese corporations in recent years were partly conducted in response to the slowing Chinese economy.