The Jiang faction could exploit Jiang Zemin’s death to undermine the Xi leadership by stirring up strong “anti-Xi, not anti-CCP” sentiments in China and overseas.
◎ The prosecution of Wu Xiaohui is a classic “kill chickens to scare monkeys” move by the Xi administration.
◎ The CCP appears to be simultaneously resolving China’s currency oversupply issue and seeking leadership in the digital currency while threatening the dollar’s dominance through five strategies.
◎ China’s response to America’s 5G push underscores the worries expressed in the leaked documents.
◎ Twenty-one provinces are projecting lower growth as compared to their real GDP growth for 2017.
◎ The vice presidency has emerged as a focal point in an intense factional struggle (neidou) in the upper echelons of the Chinese Communist Party.
◎ Xi Jinping could bring back trusted ally and seasoned troubleshooter Wang Qishan ahead of schedule to help even the odds.
◎ Trump’s NSS correctly identifies the challenge posed by “competitor” China to America’s domestic security and global influence.
◎ There is a rising probability that China will face charging gray rhinos and encounter black swans in 2018.
◎ When talking about China, President Donald Trump usually brings up his cordial friendship with Xi Jinping.