◎ The relationship between China and North Korea is at its lowest point since the founding of both communist regimes.
◎ The leaner CMC confirms our analysis that Xi focused on consolidating his control over the military and ridding it of factional influence.
◎ Companies that choose to invest in Chinese officials are engaging in a high-risk venture.
◎ Xi and Chen were never mentor and protégé.
◎ Xi may even appoint Wang as Chinese vice president and hand him a diplomatic portfolio.
◎ Liu’s remarks hint at a coup attempt against Xi Jinping, and the officials he listed are part of Jiang Zemin’s faction.
◎ Guo’s accusations and claims against CCP officials are largely contradictory, unverifiable, and/or proven false.
◎ Chen Min’er is unlikely to succeed Xi due to his questionable and circumstantial rise through the ranks of the CCP.