◎ We suspect Xi’s abrupt and drastic shake-up was triggered by a coup attempt by the Jiang faction.
◎ 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
◎ No meetings were held at the Beidaihe gathering this year.