◎ Xi now appears to be closing in on the entertainment industry.
◎ Fan Bingbing’s alleged “yin-yang contracts” have stirred a huge uproar in China.
◎ On March 16, the CBRC issued a document soliciting views on guidelines for its governance of financial institution data.
◎ Social anger towards the authorities has resulted in fatalities.
Risk Watch: China’s Social Security Ministry in Deficit, Has Less than a Year of Pension Funds in 13 Regions
◎ The HRSS pension fund deficit is a ticking time bomb for the Chinese authorities.
◎ Over a hundred residents of Beijing Chaoyang District’s Feijia Village marched in the streets on Dec. 10 to protest the Beijing municipal government’s forced eviction of the “low-end population” from the city.
Political Risk Watch: Chinese Netizens Liken Beijing Migrant Eviction to ‘Anti-Chinese’ Discrimination Abroad
◎ Eviction campaigns like the one in Beijing will exacerbate the already very intense social conflicts and heighten political risk across China’s provinces.
◎ Mainland Chinese press has been carrying reports of child abuse by a kindergarten run by RYB Education since Nov. 22.
◎ How the Xi administration handles the Falun Gong issue will be an important benchmark of his dedication to legal reform.