◎ America has in recent decades been handling North Korea very carefully out of concern that China would intervene in the event of a conflict.
Wang Qishan, the Chinese Communist Party’s anti-corruption chief, has recently been busy meeting high-profile foreign guests. Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist and Breitbart head, flew to Beijing from Hong Kong for a private meeting with Wang, according to the Financial Times (FT). The meeting took place after
◎ The factional deathmatch between Xi and Jiang is now entering a crucial phase.
◎ Chen Min’er is unlikely to succeed Xi due to his questionable and circumstantial rise through the ranks of the CCP.
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◎ Jia Tingan has been left out of the official list of delegates to the upcoming 19th Party Congress.
◎ Xue Yinxian’s defection is a high-profile example of the Chinese people’s growing loss of confidence in the Communist Party.
◎ Before Zhang’s high-profile work trips, he appeared to have been sidelined by Xi.
◎ We believe that at least 3 former provincial level officials from Hunan could be investigated
◎ The overseas merger and acquisition sprees by Chinese corporations in recent years were partly conducted in response to the slowing Chinese economy.
◎ Xi’s update to the school curriculum and effort to revive traditional thought is a clear departure from his predecessors.