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◎ We believe that at least 3 former provincial level officials from Hunan could be investigated
◎ The Chinese media is finally getting a better sense of the scale of Xi Jinping’s military reform.
◎ No meetings were held at the Beidaihe gathering this year.
◎ The new Sino-US military agreement could serve several purposes.
◎ The overseas merger and acquisition sprees by Chinese corporations in recent years were partly conducted in response to the slowing Chinese economy.
◎ Xi’s update to the school curriculum and effort to revive traditional thought is a clear departure from his predecessors.
◎ The Chinese military has four military readiness states.
◎ It is highly unusual for Beijing to commemorate Yao Yilin.
◎ The Chinese military has stepped up security in the Chinese provinces bordering North Korea after Kim Jong Un’s sixth nuclear test.