Politics Watch: Xi’s Former Top Aide Obliquely Confirms Coup by Rivals

◎ Ding Xuexiang recently made statements that confirm the intensity of the ongoing CCP factional struggle.

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Why Xi Jinping Removed China’s Presidential Term Limit

◎ We believe that the answer to why Xi removed term limits for the Chinese presidency can be found in an analysis of CCP factional struggle.

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Politics Watch: Decoding China’s Presidential Term Limits Change, Other Constitutional Amendments

◎ The announcement of the Second Plenum deliberations more than a month after the meeting suggests that Xi’s rivals may have voiced strong objections to the amendments.

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Politics Watch: Decoding the Third Plenum Announcement

◎ We believe that Xi held two separate plenums to discuss the adding of his “Xi Jinping Thought” to the constitution and the appointing of key state personnel because he met with stiff resistance from inside the Party.

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Risk Watch: Chinese Regulators Take Over Anbang, Prosecute Chairman Wu Xiaohui

◎ The prosecution of Wu Xiaohui is a classic “kill chickens to scare monkeys” move by the Xi administration.

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Decoding the Political and Economic Issues Behind Foxconn’s Shanghai IPO

◎ We received reliable information that Foxconn decided to build its new LCD factory in the U.S. last year after receiving an invitation from the American authorities.

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Risk Watch: Analyzing HNA’s Future Directions

◎ Whether or not HNA can survive its financial troubles will have a significant impact on China’s debt crisis.

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