Xi Jinping’s political problems will likely compound as more signs of the Chinese economy tanking emerge later this year and social instability rises.
◎ 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.
◎ 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.
◎ It is highly unusual for Beijing to commemorate Yao Yilin.