◎ The trade war forces Xi and the CCP to face an intractable political contradiction.
◎ Xi’s policies and personnel changes have combined to curb the PLAC’s authority and weaken its influence.
◎ The People’s Armed Police reforms lack the flash of Xi’s more eye-catching moves to consolidate control.
◎ We believe that Fu Zhenghua’s promotion doesn’t guarantee his safety.
◎ Social anger towards the authorities has resulted in fatalities.
◎ The arrest of Lu Wei puts Liu Yunshan and Liu Qibao at risk.