◎ History has taught that an American president’s credibility on a major U.S. domestic issue can be transferable to tests of will in the international arena, for good or ill.
◎ There has been much talk about the recent comments of a Chinese military official issuing a dire warning against the United States resisting China’s aggression in the region.
◎ Liu Shiyu’s transfer to the CCP’s rural supply cooperative is more than just a “demotion.”
◎ The CCP regime is facing an immense, and likely unprecedented, political crisis.
◎ 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.
◎ From its establishment, Communist China has been committed to the destruction or the drastic reconstruction of the global order
◎ Xi faces very high levels of political risk in the next 90 days.
◎ Xi was likely seeking a pause going into the G20. The concessions which he made to gain the pause suggests a “pyrrhic victory.”
◎ We identify three broad strategic lines which the CCP is pursuing to hijack the discourse on Chinese influence.