◎ The CCP is now aggressively distracting, “brainwashing,” and “strong-arming” the Chinese people and the world into “forgetting” that it caused the coronavirus pandemic, to instead show “gratitude” to the PRC for “saving” them.
◎ The following analysis was first published in the March 5 edition of our subscriber-only SinoWeekly Plus newsletter. Subscribe to SinoInsider to view past analyzes in our newsletter archive.
◎ The following analysis was first published in the Feb. 27 edition of our subscriber-only SinoWeekly Plus newsletter. Subscribe to SinoInsider to view past analyzes in our newsletter archive.
Geopolitics Watch: The CCP Begins to Play the ‘Racism’ Card as the US Moves to Curb Beijing’s Propaganda
◎ We believe that the CCP will continue to play the “racism” card and could even expand its rhetoric to include direct attacks against the Trump administration.
◎ We believe that there is now a serious epidemic in Wuhan and the beginnings of a humanitarian crisis in mainland China.
◎ Articles by Taoran have to be scrutinized for what is not said as much as what is said to gain actual insights into what Beijing might or might not be thinking.
◎ Xi’s “people’s leader” tag is a sign of weakness, not strength.
◎ Presenting our China 2020 outlook.
◎ Messaging from China and the U.S. suggest that both sides want to make the deal happen.
◎ The “phase one” trade deal is a political “Catch-22” for Xi Jinping, whose “quan wei” and grip on power is far less secure than popularly believed.
◎ While the CCP has sought to extricate itself from the Hong Kong quagmire, its measures have thus far only caused it to sink in deeper.
◎ A closer examination of recent developments suggests dim prospects for the “phase one” trade deal and future Sino-U.S. trade agreements.
◎ Secretary Pompeo’s speech affirms several trends in U.S. policy toward the PRC which we have identified since July 2018.
◎ Mike Pence generally adopted a more conciliatory tone towards China in his Wilson Center speech as compared with his fiery, hard-hitting Hudson Institute speech in October 2018.
◎ We look at some key factors that would make or break trade negotiations between America and China.