Politics Watch: Xi Consolidates Control Over Spy Apparatus with Local Gov’t Reforms

◎ Xi reformed the chain of command of local national security agencies to wrest control of the intelligence apparatus from political rivals and further weaken the Political and Legal Affairs Commission.

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Politics Watch: Decoding Xi’s ‘Subdued’ Southern Tour

◎ The “subdued” media coverage of Xi’s southern tour and his other gestures in Guangdong is closely connected to the CCP factional struggle.

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The Rise and Fall of China’s Domestic Security and Legal Affairs Apparatus

◎ Xi’s policies and personnel changes have combined to curb the PLAC’s authority and weaken its influence.

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How We Correctly Predicted Wang Qishan as China’s Vice President

◎ To rookie and veteran observers, the fate of Wang Qishan is perhaps one of the more perplexing developments in recent CCP politics.

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Politics Watch: Xi’s Former Top Aide Obliquely Confirms Coup by Rivals

◎ Ding Xuexiang recently made statements that confirm the intensity of the ongoing CCP factional struggle.

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Why Xi Jinping Removed China’s Presidential Term Limit

◎ We believe that the answer to why Xi removed term limits for the Chinese presidency can be found in an analysis of CCP factional struggle.

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