◎ The CCP wouldn’t risk a “rare earth war.”
◎ Kim could have to broker a deal with Xi where he exchanges his nuclear weapons for a lifting of sanctions and keeping his rule over North Korea.
◎ On March 21, Chinese state media published the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) plan for reforming its Party and state institutions.
◎ On March 19, the 13th National People’s Congress elected new vice premiers, state councilors, ministers, committee heads, and key central bank appointees.
◎ To rookie and veteran observers, the fate of Wang Qishan is perhaps one of the more perplexing developments in recent CCP politics.
◎ Ding Xuexiang recently made statements that confirm the intensity of the ongoing CCP factional struggle.
◎ We believe that the answer to why Xi removed term limits for the Chinese presidency can be found in an analysis of CCP factional struggle.
◎ 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.
◎ Trump’s NSS correctly identifies the challenge posed by “competitor” China to America’s domestic security and global influence.