HONG KONG ANTI-ELAB
◎ Various signs indicate that the Hong Kong government could go ahead with a large-scale crackdown on the anti-extradition bill protests.
◎ The CCP, the Hong Kong government, and the Hong Kong police are “pouring oil on fire” by ramping up violent tactics and disinformation operations to suppress the Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests.
◎ Based on our observation, the CCP is again preparing to shift strategies in Hong Kong as it pursues short, medium, and long-term agendas.
◎ When faced with popular uprisings or protests, the CCP typically resorts to the seemingly counterintuitive move of inciting the demonstrators or an entire population to violence.
◎ A Black Swan event for the Chinese regime could be just around the corner.
◎ We have identified four tactics which the CCP is utilizing to carry out its “judo move.”
◎ China’s communist leaders know that freedom, democracy and the rule of law are political contagions that could infect the vast Chinese population.
◎ Through the use of “chain stratagems,” the CCP is looking to turn a negative situation into a positive one for its regime.
◎ Songs have the power to become strong rallying calls for protest movements.
◎ With the “villains” properly designated and the blame properly assigned, the CCP can next play the hero and punish the responsible parties.
◎ Carrie Lam has technically not made any concessions yet to the protesters.
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◎ The Hong Kong protesters and the CCP are on course for a disastrous collision.
◎ The CCP’s goal of “advancing to retreat” is to calm things down in the city and focus its energies instead on other pressing matters, such as the Sino-U.S. trade war and the 2020 Taiwan presidential election.
◎ President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping both face critical decisions on the looming crisis in Hong Kong.