Is Carrie Lam safe after meeting with Xi; the CCP’s ‘three core concerns’ and the Sino-US trade deal

SinoInsight 1 On Nov. 4, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam met on the sidelines of the second China International Import Expo in Shanghai. The unscheduled session was the first official meeting between the two since the anti-extradition bill protests broke out in Hong Kong in June. According to a …

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Early analysis of the CCP Fourth Plenum; is Baofeng Group going to collapse?

SinoInsight  1  On Oct. 30, Baofeng Group Co., Ltd., a listed Chinese company that develops and sells network hardware and software, announced that its deputy general manager, chief financial officer, and securities representative had tendered their resignation with the company. The wave of resignations meant that all top executives at Baofeng have since left the …

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Bank run in Luoyang; Amb. Cui Tiankai signals fear of ideological clash with America

SinoInsight  1  On Oct. 30, Chile canceled the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in November to focus on resolving unrest in the country. The cancellation affected United States President Donald Trump’s plan to sign a “phase one” interim trade deal with China at the APEC meeting, which was originally scheduled from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17. …

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Early analysis of Pence’s 2nd China speech; analyzing personnel reshuffles before the Fourth Plenum

SinoInsight 1 On Oct. 24, the CCP Politburo convened a meeting and announced that the Fourth Plenum of the 19th Central Committee would be held from Oct. 28 to Oct. 31. Key personnel reshuffles also took place between Oct. 24 to Oct. 26, including three at the provincial-level and five at large state-owned enterprises. Three …

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Analyzing news of Carrie Lam’s removal; is Xi really giving up lifetime tenure and picking a successor

SinoInsight 1 On Oct. 18, Reuters reported that United States Vice President Mike Pence is planning to deliver his second major policy speech on China on Oct. 24. Pence’s speech will reportedly “reflect on the U.S.-China relationship over the past year” and “look at the future” of the relationship. Earlier in the year, news outlets …

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