What the Purge of Former Xinjiang Officials Say About the ‘CCP-ification’ of China and Factional Politics
◎ The following analysis was first published in the April 8, 2021 edition of our subscriber-only SinoWeekly Plus newsletter. Subscribe to SinoInsider to view past analyses in our newsletter archive.
◎ Ma’s speech is unlikely the driving reason behind Beijing pulling the plug on Ant.
◎ The media’s irresponsible decision to play “kingmaker” boosts the CCP’s efforts to undermine America’s democratic system and its standing in the free world.
◎ On dealing with China and Russia—America’s two greatest existential challengers—the Trump administration has built a more solid foundation than what it inherited.
◎ A delayed IPO for Ant allows the CCP to lower its financial and political risks.
◎ The following analysis was first published in the Oct. 29 edition of our subscriber-only SinoWeekly Plus newsletter. Subscribe to SinoInsider to view past analyses in our newsletter archive.
◎ The CCP is concerned about the rapidly worsening Chinese economy and fearful of escalating “new cold war” with the United States.
◎ The Trump administration has been meeting China’s challenge on a number of fronts.
◎ For Kissinger, there was never the right time or opportunity to promote change in China.
◎ The storm of negative sentiment towards China reflects a trend of shrinking tolerance for the CCP around the world.