◎ The factional deathmatch between Xi and Jiang is now entering a crucial phase.
◎ Xi still faces resistance and sabotage from many Jiang faction loyalists in the military.
◎ Part of China’s AHW strategy is to take over the semiconductor industry overtly while subversively creating backdoors into the tech they acquire.
◎ The Central Military Commission (CMC) has dispatched four special discipline inspection groups to probe key military units, academies, and the CMC itself.
◎ Chen Min’er is unlikely to succeed Xi due to his questionable and circumstantial rise through the ranks of the CCP.
◎ Two-thirds of department heads in the CMC have been replaced in the past 20 months.
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◎ Purged military members are often replaced by people who owe their promotions to Xi.
◎ Whoever controls the military sets the agenda in the CCP.
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◎ We have reason to believe that N. Korea’s nuclear provocations are orchestrated by Xi’s factional rivals who are Kim’s Chinese political backers.
◎ Jia Tingan has been left out of the official list of delegates to the upcoming 19th Party Congress.
◎ Xue Yinxian’s defection is a high-profile example of the Chinese people’s growing loss of confidence in the Communist Party.