The downfall of Sun Lijun and Fu Zhenghua appears to be connected to Xi’s effort at marginalizing and securing a decisive victory against the Jiang faction.
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◎ India and her allies could pursue non-kinetic and indirect means to defuse border tensions before they boil over.
◎ The current situation for Xi and the CCP is bleak in light of the “perfect storm” of domestic and foreign problems facing the regime.
◎ Factional fighting in the CCP elite will complicate the digital currency’s implementation.
◎ Ideological confrontation is anathema to today’s CCP because the Marxism-Leninism it enshrines is a bankrupt creed responsible for the killing and oppression of hundreds of millions.
◎ Critics say that the Trump administration has no China strategy. An appraisal of the Trump administration’s China moves since 2017 reveals the exact opposite.
◎ The current Sino-U.S. conflict is not just a trade war or a tech war, but a critical battle of ideology, value systems, and morality.
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Politics Watch: Hong Kong’s NatSec Set Up Signals ‘Supra-authority’ Status of the CCP’s NatSec Commission
◎ Xi and the CCP can use the Hong Kong national security law for both offensive and defensive purposes.