The downfall of Sun Lijun and Fu Zhenghua appears to be connected to Xi’s effort at marginalizing and securing a decisive victory against the Jiang faction.
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What the Purge of Former Xinjiang Officials Say About the ‘CCP-ification’ of China and Factional Politics
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◎ We see three potential scenarios for the future of the Sino-U.S. relationship under the Biden-Harris administration.
◎ Team Biden will leave the CCP with clear avenues to “reset” relations with the U.S., sabotage Washington’s “new cold war” footing, and restart its own ambitions for global hegemony.
◎ The media’s irresponsible decision to play “kingmaker” boosts the CCP’s efforts to undermine America’s democratic system and its standing in the free world.
◎ Ideological confrontation is anathema to today’s CCP because the Marxism-Leninism it enshrines is a bankrupt creed responsible for the killing and oppression of hundreds of millions.
◎ Critics say that the Trump administration has no China strategy. An appraisal of the Trump administration’s China moves since 2017 reveals the exact opposite.
◎ We identify three broad strategic lines which the CCP is pursuing to hijack the discourse on Chinese influence.
◎ The Soviet Iron Curtain served to “block out” the West. The CCP’s Red Matrix works to “plug in” the world to a view of China that it controls.