◎ The remarks of Li Chunsheng are a further sign that the CCP is feeling the pressure from rising social tensions.
◎ Liu Shiyu’s transfer to the CCP’s rural supply cooperative is more than just a “demotion.”
◎ Xi is likely seeking to stamp his paramount authority and unify the Party as political, economic, and social crises mount in China.
◎ The CCP’s P2P campaign will increase risks for China’s financial system.
◎ The CCP regime is facing an immense, and likely unprecedented, political crisis.
◎ Major shareholders in China could be thinking of or taking steps to dump newly unrestricted shares in the wake of a worsening economy and slumping market confidence.
◎ A recent Qiushi article seems to be aimed at countering threats to Xi’s rule inside the Party.
◎ The United States and other countries in the West no longer can avoid joining the cold war that China has been waging unilaterally for the entire 40-year period of engagement.
◎ Xi is likely seeking to strengthen his control over the military in a crucial period.