◎ To preserve its rule, the CCP can be expected to take even more extreme measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
◎ We believe that there is now a serious epidemic in Wuhan and the beginnings of a humanitarian crisis in mainland China.
◎ It is almost second nature for PRC officials steeped in CCP culture to engage in a cover-up.
◎ Xi’s Jan. 8 speech reveals his and the Party’s concerns about regime-threatening risks.
◎ Luo Huining’s appointment does not signal that Beijing is taking a tougher stance on Hong Kong.
◎ Xi’s “people’s leader” tag is a sign of weakness, not strength.
◎ We believe that Xi’s personnel moves are designed to ensure troop loyalty as he will face greatly heightened political risks should he go ahead and approve the signing of the “phase one” deal.
◎ Just because the organizers of the Human Rights Day rally have permission to go ahead with it does not mean that the event will be free from controversy.
◎ If Xiang Xin is indeed a PRC military intelligence officer, then the implications of his being held in custody in Taiwan are potentially far-reaching and disastrous for the CCP regime.