What the Purge of Former Xinjiang Officials Say About the ‘CCP-ification’ of China and Factional Politics
◎ The following analysis was first published in the April 8, 2021 edition of our subscriber-only SinoWeekly Plus newsletter. Subscribe to SinoInsider to view past analyses in our newsletter archive.
◎ We have warned about Guo’s inconsistencies, his likely agenda, and the peril of giving him a platform to make his claims in our Oct. 3 brief.
◎ Guo Wengui began actively making sensational and largely unverifiable claims about CCP corruption on social media since January.
◎ Chen Quanguo appears to be dialing up propaganda efforts with an eye on the 19th Party Congress.
◎ Xi’s contrasting treatment of Tillerson and Ri is consistent with his foreign policy stance.
◎ Xi hastily expelling Sun with only weeks to go before the 19th Party Congress is a sign that his power over the CCP still isn’t secure.
◎ Guo’s accusations and claims against CCP officials are largely contradictory, unverifiable, and/or proven false.
◎ 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.