◎ The people of Hong Kong are leading the way in the first major ideological confrontation of the new cold war that the People’s Republic of China has launched against the West.
◎ Black Swan events could be triggered on the mainland as the situation in Hong Kong deteriorates.
◎ There are several questionable details about the legislature break-in incident.
◎ Now it is time for Beijing to advance its thinking and face reality.
◎ President Trump, still addressing the consequences of the earlier unconsummated events, faces a new situation as the people of Hong Kong defy Beijing’s further erosion of their guaranteed rights of limited self-government.
◎ The present situation in Hong Kong is ripe for Xi’s political rivals to exploit and shift the balance of the struggle.
◎ Xi’s political rivals are “weaponizing” Party orthodoxy against the Xi camp in Hong Kong affairs.
◎ External and internal problems are pushing the CCP to open up China.