◎ Xi is looking to vest more power in his position as CMC chairman and dilute the authority of the vice chairs.
◎ Xi may be seeking several outcomes at the 19th Congress.
◎ Wang may be recognized as an unofficial “Standing Committee member.”
◎ Leading members of the People’s Armed Police, China’s paramilitary, toured a state-backed exhibition in Beijing on Oct. 6.
◎ Xi Jinping has been sweeping the top military rungs since August.
◎ Xi probably wants senior CCP cadres to read the report and get on board with his plans to centralize power in his person.
◎ Chinese astrologists from Hong Kong note that the exploding meteor is an ill-omen for Jiang Zemin.
◎ We have warned about Guo’s inconsistencies, his likely agenda, and the peril of giving him a platform to make his claims in our Oct. 3 brief.
◎ Guo Wengui began actively making sensational and largely unverifiable claims about CCP corruption on social media since January.
◎ Chen Quanguo appears to be dialing up propaganda efforts with an eye on the 19th Party Congress.
◎ Xi’s contrasting treatment of Tillerson and Ri is consistent with his foreign policy stance.
◎ Guo’s accusations and claims against CCP officials are largely contradictory, unverifiable, and/or proven false.
◎ The 19th Congress will be a watershed moment in the factional struggle between Xi Jinping and the Jiang Zemin faction.
◎ The Xi leadership’s recent charge against Sun Zhengcai corroborates SinoInsider’s intel that Sun played a leading role in a failed coup against Xi.
◎ Central Propaganda Department head Liu Qibao will likely be replaced by his executive deputy director at the 19th Party Congress on Oct. 18.
◎ Wang’s meetings with Men, Steve Bannon, and Lee Hsien Loong were likely arranged by Xi Jinping to show those inside and outside of China that the alliance between him and Wang is still strong.
◎ We wrote about Fang Fenghui’s involvement in a possible coup on Sept. 17. Two generals in China’s top military body planned to oust Chinese leader Xi Jinping in a military coup, according to a Hong Kong media report on Sept. 27. The two, former Chief of Joint Staff Fang Fenghui