◎ CCP factional struggles are “you die, I live” and revolve around the preservation of interests and political legacies.
Risk Watch: The CCP’s Strategic Intentions Behind the Hong Kong Exchange’s Bid for the London Exchange
◎ We have reason to suspect that the CCP has strategic intentions behind the HKEX move for the LSE.
◎ The Trump administration is complementing the CCP’s delaying tactics with a “phase-by-phase” approach to a trade deal, and is falling into the CCP’s trap.
◎ Within the span of a week, art imitated life and life imitated art regarding CCP censorship.
Politics Watch: Signs of Political Compromise and Crisis Surface as the PRC Marks its 70th Anniversary
◎ Why did Xi Jinping honor both Mao Zedong and a prominent Mao critic as part of the PRC’s 70th anniversary celebrations? We examine this and other signs.
◎ A Black Swan event for the Chinese regime could be just around the corner.
◎ We have identified four tactics which the CCP is utilizing to carry out its “judo move.”
◎ China’s communist leaders know that freedom, democracy and the rule of law are political contagions that could infect the vast Chinese population.
◎ Through the use of “chain stratagems,” the CCP is looking to turn a negative situation into a positive one for its regime.
◎ The CCP does not want a trade deal on Trump’s terms to begin with because such a deal would cause existential problems for the communist regime.
◎ Songs have the power to become strong rallying calls for protest movements.
◎ With the “villains” properly designated and the blame properly assigned, the CCP can next play the hero and punish the responsible parties.
◎ Carrie Lam has technically not made any concessions yet to the protesters.
Politics Watch: Why Xi is Warning of ‘Risks and Challenges,’ Wants ‘Struggle Spirit’ from CCP Cadres
◎ Xi is making things very hard for himself and the PRC by defaulting to Party orthodoxy.