The CCP’s trade war and economic growth rhetoric betray hidden risks; tightening property controls could cause business failure

SinoInsight 1 Recent news about China’s property sector hint at coming property bubble troubles. On July 6, a spokesperson from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission said that China’s balance of property trust assets totaled 3.15 trillion yuan, or 14 percent of the total trust assets balance. The spokesperson added that the property trust …

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America’s human rights moves and the CCP’s fears; how Xi reasserts authority through political messaging

SinoInsight 1 The July 14 homepage of Xinhua.com featured several noteworthy articles: Lead article: “Xi Jinping Tells a Story | Youyu: A 70-Year Green Relay” (习近平讲述的故事 | 右玉:绿色接力70年); Second article in the important news stories column (leftmost on homepage): “‘Do Not Forget the Original Mission’ Topic: Learn from Problems to Rectify, Implement, and Genuinely Get …

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The ‘dead’ Hong Kong extradition bill and the CCP factional struggle; Xi’s boosts his authority before Beidaihe

SinoInsight 1 On July 9, Xi Jinping addressed a high-level work meeting on Party building in central Party and state institutions. Xi made the following points: Xi emphasized the Party’s leadership and the need to “strictly govern the Party” (從嚴治黨); Cadres must adhere to the guidance of “Xi Jinping Thought”; Cadres in key organs must …

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The CCP, not China, is an enemy of the US and the world; Xinhua unveils a new rhetorical line on ‘structural reform’

SinoInsight 1 On July 6, the Renmin University of China hosted the 2019 International Monetary Forum. In a keynote speech at the forum, Zhou Yueqiu, director of the Industrial Finance Institute of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, said that it is necessary to guard against major financial risks pertaining to local government debt. …

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Xi again ‘signals a left to turn right’; China’s banking sector shows more signs of risk

SinoInsight 1 On July 5, Xi Jinping chaired a meeting on “consolidating the achievements in the reform of Party and state institutions.” Aside from Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference chairman Wang Yang, the rest of the Politburo Standing Committee were in attendance. Xi gave a speech where he made the following noteworthy points: Xi stressed …

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G20 ‘loser’ Xi faces increased political risks at home; Trump-Kim DMZ meeting opens door for N. Korea denuke resolution

SinoInsight 1 In recent weeks, various bits of information have surfaced which indicates that China’s economy has continued to worsen. Chinese finance minister Liu Kun delivered a report on China’s final accounts for 2018 during a plenary meeting of the National People’s Congress on June 26. In his presentation, Liu said that local governments cannot …

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Li Yuanchao ‘suicide’ rumors and the CCP factional struggle; America’s financial sanctions ‘trump card’

SinoInsight 1 On June 25, rumors that former Chinese vice president Li Yuanchao had committed suicide went viral on social media sites. The following day, Duowei News, an overseas Chinese language newspaper that is based in Beijing, published an article with a photo of Li reading the June 24 edition of the People’s Daily. Li’s …

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Early analysis on the Trump-Xi G20 meeting in Osaka; the CCP plays the ‘terrorism’ card

SinoInsight 1 Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said during a regular press briefing on June 20 that China had recently hosted a Taliban delegation to “promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.” Lu revealed that the delegation consisted of Qatar Taliban representative Abdul Ghani Baradar and his colleagues. The Chinese communist regime had previously invited …

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The Sino-US ‘Battle of Waterloo’ is approaching; central enterprises sense danger in the property market

SinoInsight 1 At least 20 real estate projects (including formal disclosure and pre-disclosure) underwent transfers of equity between May 1 to June 14, according to a June 17 report by the state-run Securities Times. In comparison, only 12 real estate projects saw transfers of equity between April 2018 and April 2019. Of the 20 real …

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Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam apologizes after a 2 million-strong protest; the HK protests and the CCP’s propaganda dilemma

SinoInsight 1 On June 16, hundreds of thousands of people in Hong Kong took to the streets to protest. According to Hong Kong media reports and protest organizer estimates, between 1.44 million to over 2 million people participated in the day’s demonstration. Protesters called on the Hong Kong government to scrap proposed amendments to Hong …

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