The factional struggle element in Xi’s latest Qiushi speech; Trump walks into the CCP’s trap in chasing a ‘monumental deal’

SinoInsight 1 On Sept. 15, the CCP ideological journal Qiushi published a speech given by Xi Jinping to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the National People’s Congress on Sept. 5, 2014. Key points in Xi’s speech include: The CCP led the Chinese people to create the NPC system. To safeguard this system, …

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The CCP faces an ideological battle in Hong Kong; HKMAO’s Zhang Xiaoming is in political danger

SinoInsight 1 On the morning of Sept. 11, Chinese premier Li Keqiang presented incoming Macau head Ho Iat Seng with a leadership decree during a ceremony in Beijing. State Councilors Wang Yi, Xiao Jie, and Zhao Kezhi were among the senior PRC leaders present at the ceremony. In the afternoon, Chinese leader Xi Jinping received …

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The CCP is preparing to sacrifice HK’s elites to calm HK; internal recording reveals the CCP’s trade war strategy

SinoInsight 1 Recently, a recording of what sounds like a Chinese official addressing and taking questions from a group of people. The official talked about the Sino-U.S. trade war, the factional struggle in the CCP, and other economic and financial matters was circulated on the internet. Below are key parts from the recording: “You raised …

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Why Xi is warning of ‘risks and challenges,’ wants ‘struggle spirit’ from CCP cadres

SinoInsight 1 On Sept. 4, Chinese premier Li Keqiang chaired an executive meeting of the State Council. Key points from the meeting include: Officials must do well the “six stables” (六穩), or stable employment, stable financing, stable foreign trade, stable foreign investment, stable investment, and stable expectations (穩就業、穩金融、穩外貿、穩外資、穩投資、穩預期); Higher vocational institutes will enroll 1 million …

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Fourth Plenum timing and agenda confirm political crisis in China; undercover cops, not troops, key to CCP strategy in HK

SinoInsight 1 The people of Hong Kong held protests for the thirteenth straight week over the weekend. In what has become a pattern, the bulk of the protesters held peaceful rallies or marches where they call on the Hong Kong government to meet five demands related to a controversial proposed extradition bill, while a smaller …

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