◎ The Xi leadership’s recent charge against Sun Zhengcai corroborates SinoInsider’s intel that Sun played a leading role in a failed coup against Xi.
◎ Central Propaganda Department head Liu Qibao will likely be replaced by his executive deputy director at the 19th Party Congress on Oct. 18.
◎ Wang’s meetings with Men, Steve Bannon, and Lee Hsien Loong were likely arranged by Xi Jinping to show those inside and outside of China that the alliance between him and Wang is still strong.
◎ We wrote about Fang Fenghui’s involvement in a possible coup on Sept. 17. Two generals in China’s top military body planned to oust Chinese leader Xi Jinping in a military coup, according to a Hong Kong media report on Sept. 27. The two, former Chief of Joint Staff Fang Fenghui
◎ Since the start of the year, a total of 14 provincial discipline inspection chiefs and 12 discipline inspection team leaders have been replaced.
◎ Zhang Xiaoming’s promotion might seem like he has the approval of Xi Jinping, but the reality is quite different.
◎ 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.