◎ Xi’s policies and personnel changes have combined to curb the PLAC’s authority and weaken its influence.
◎ On March 21, Chinese state media published the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) plan for reforming its Party and state institutions.
◎ The appointment of Yang Xiaodu as National Supervision Commission director shocked many observers.
◎ 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.
◎ 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.
◎ We present our Two Sessions personnel predictions.