◎ China’s ongoing probe of non-resident financial accounts may be aimed at uncovering corrupt activity by Chinese nationals with foreign passports or residencies.
◎ The PAP reforms are helpful to Xi in two ways.
◎ Xi’s intent to clean up the financial sector is best observed in the proceedings of the 5th National Financial Work Conference in mid-July.
◎ Communist Party factions try to get their supporters into the top provincial leadership office to grow their influence.
◎ The new work report requirement for Politburo members clearly sets Xi above the rest of the Politburo Standing Committee.
◎ Economic reform is a top priority for Xi, but he faces stiff internal opposition.
◎ China’s future trajectory can be decoded if observers understand two key issues.
◎ Xi Jinping emerged from the Congress with his trusted allies in key positions and a greatly elevated political status.
◎ Companies that choose to invest in Chinese officials are engaging in a high-risk venture.
◎ We explore the reasons Xi might want Wang to take a position in China’s top decision-making body.
◎ Xi could have considered that Wang’s liberal leaning and wealth of diplomatic experience in picking him to helm the CPPCC.
◎ Xi and Chen were never mentor and protégé.
◎ We predicted the election of 165 of the 204 Central Committee members, or an 81% accuracy rate.
◎ Xi may even appoint Wang as Chinese vice president and hand him a diplomatic portfolio.