◎ The Hong Kong national security law is a double-edged sword for Xi in the factional struggle and could serve as a catalyst for political Black Swans.
◎ Both the PRC and the U.S. likely recognized at the Hawaii meeting that there is no off-ramp from the “new cold war.”
◎ There is great strategic value in taking the CCP to task over religious freedom.
◎ The international community must join the U.S. in condemning the PRC for pushing to implement national security legislation in Hong Kong.
◎ This article offers an overview of the challenges that the CCP regime currently faces, the strategies and solutions it could pursue to avoid regime crisis, and the policies that it could roll out at the Two Sessions.
◎ The following analysis was first published in the April 30 edition of our subscriber-only SinoWeekly Plus newsletter. Subscribe to SinoInsider to view past analyses in our newsletter archive.
◎ The following analysis was first published in the April 16 edition of our subscriber-only SinoWeekly Plus newsletter. Subscribe to SinoInsider to view past analyses in our newsletter archive.
◎ The CCP is now aggressively distracting, “brainwashing,” and “strong-arming” the Chinese people and the world into “forgetting” that it caused the coronavirus pandemic, to instead show “gratitude” to the PRC for “saving” them.
◎ A wave of economic shocks is coming to countries with significant China trade as the novel coronavirus epidemic halts production, travel, and supply chains.
◎ 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.
◎ Presenting our China 2020 outlook.
◎ Messaging from China and the U.S. suggest that both sides want to make the deal happen.
◎ 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.
◎ Wang Liqiang’s exposing of the CCP’s plans to interfere in the 2020 Taiwan presidential election will likely have a huge impact on the election.