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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How the CCP is nullifying the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act;did China’s GDP really growth by 6%

SinoInsight 1 On Oct. 9, the PRC State Council published a plan for further tax and fee reductions. Part of the plan involves central and local governments each getting 50 percent of value-added taxes. Adjustments would also be made to improve tax sharing among local governments. On Oct. 16, PRC premier Li Keqiang convened a …

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NBA pre-season games in China and the limits of nationalism; exposé of CCP elite before Fourth Plenum hints at three-way struggle

SinoInsight 1 Two NBA teams, the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers, recently played two exhibition pre-season games in China (Shanghai on Oct. 10; Shenzhen on Oct. 12). Concerns about Chinese nationalism before the games in light of strong PRC backlash to Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeting his support of Hong Kong …

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Early analysis of the Sino-US ‘mini-deal’; trade war impact seen in sluggish Chinese auto industry

SinoInsight 1 On Oct. 10, several mainland media outlets reported on an internal document by Ping An Bank regarding risk investigations into some listed Chinese vehicle companies. The document noted that Liebao Motor, Zotye Auto, Hawtai Motor, and Lifan Auto will begin bankruptcy proceedings at the end of this year and estimated that upstream and …

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The NBA, South Park, and the ideological turn in Sino-US relations; property prices plummet during China’s Golden Week

SinoInsight 1 China’s Golden Week, the annual week-long national day holiday, is traditionally a peak period for property sales. Sales, however, plummeted this year. The average daily transaction area of property in 14 major cities decreased by 21.9 percent during the 2019 Golden Week as compared to the 2018 Golden Week, according to data from …

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Political compromise and crisis on display as the PRC marks 70th anniversary; HKMAO’s Zhang Xiaoming ‘misses’ another public event

SinoInsight 1 On Sept. 28, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the Central United Front Work Department, the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, the Taiwan Affairs Office, and the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese held a dinner reception to mark the PRC’s 70th anniversary at …

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