◎ The trade war forces Xi and the CCP to face an intractable political contradiction.
◎ We correctly picked 12 of the 15 officials who were newly elected to the NPC leadership.
◎ The 13th NPC deliberated a plan to reform State Council institutions on March 13.
◎ We present an updated personnel list based on analysis using our unique research methodology and risk assessment model.
◎ The Xi Jinping administration is mustering public opinion to pressure Chinese officials into supporting the constitutional changes.
◎ Wang Qishan’s political standing is akin to that of an “eighth” Politburo Standing Committee member.
◎ Nine of the 13 NPC leaders we forecasted on Feb. 18 were confirmed on March 4.
◎ On March 4, state media announced that the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress would be held from March 5 to March 20, or a period of 15 and a half days.
◎ We believe that the NPC meeting this year is extended by three days for its members to deliberate the draft resolution proposed at the Third Plenum.
◎ Going by the content of the Third Plenum communique, Xi is planning to introduce sweeping reforms to the Party and state apparatuses, as well as the military.