RJMorton

Trump crisis in Beijing: Five ‘knowns and unknowns’ have Xi Jinping in the panic mode

Trump crisis in Beijing: Five ‘knowns and unknowns’ have Xi Jinping in the panic mode

By Willy Lam, ‘Inside China’, Geostrategy-Direct.com “As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t […]

 WILLY LAM

All is not well in China, but CCP media unleash glowing info-offensive

All is not well in China, but CCP media unleash glowing info-offensive

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, ‘Inside China’, Geostrategy-Direct.com Propaganda specialists surrounding President Xi Jinping are working overtime to burnish his reputation as a close-to-the-people savior who can best acquit himself of Chairman Mao’s “serve the people” credo. Xinhua News Agency over the weekend released a long dispatch on “the basic reform orientations” of Xi […]

 Freepressers

Xi's answer to America's strategic shift to Asia: Closer ties with Moscow

Xi's answer to America's strategic shift to Asia: Closer ties with Moscow

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com General Secretary and Commander-in-chief Xi Jinping is set to continue the “pro-Russian” policy of his predecessor, Hu Jintao, as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership becomes more nervous than ever over Washington’s perceived “anti-China containment policy.” While meeting with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev in Beijing on Jan. 8, Xi said that “China-Russian […]

 Freepressers

Xi Jinping emphasizing rule of law to secure Party's monopoly on power

Xi Jinping emphasizing rule of law to secure Party's monopoly on power

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Xi Jinping, newly anointed general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), has lost no time laying down what will likely be a leitmotif of his 10-year tenure: promoting “constitutional Socialism with Chinese characteristics.” This so-called “Back to the [Chinese] Constitution” movement will be kicked off after fellow Politburo Standing Committee […]

 Freepressers

Li Peng’s son also rises but overall the fortunes of Princelings are in decline

Li Peng’s son also rises but overall the fortunes of Princelings are in decline

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Li Peng, 84, the “butcher of Tiananmen Square” who gained international notoriety for having declared martial law in Beijing 23 years ago, is still in the limelight despite rapidly failing health. At last month’s 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress (CCP), Li helped other conservative party elders, in particular former President Jiang Zemin, […]

 Freepressers

Xi Jinping hits the ground running, telegraphs hawkish policy stances

Xi Jinping hits the ground running, telegraphs hawkish policy stances

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Less than one month after becoming general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the country’s commander-in-chief,Xi Jinping has displayed a flair for catchy slogans — and superior public-relations skills. The new chairman of the policy-setting Central Military Commission has also demonstrated a readiness to project China’s hard power in […]

 Freepressers

Jiang still heads Shanghai faction while new leader Xi has only glamorous wife and no network

Jiang still heads Shanghai faction while new leader Xi has only glamorous wife and no network

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com When Hu Jintao became general secretary of the world’s largest and most powerful political party, the global media asked a simple question: “Who’s Hu?” Now that Vice President Xi Jinping is about to take over the slot of Party boss from Hu, few China observers are bothering to ask “Who’s Xi?” or “What’s […]

 Freepressers

Blast from past may block rise of Shanghai Party boss to Politburo Standing Committee

Blast from past may block rise of Shanghai Party boss to Politburo Standing Committee

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Even history buffs in China have only a hazy recollection of one of the most sensational spy and defection cases in Communist Chinese history. In 1985, Yu Qiangsheng, a senior cadre in Beijing’s Ministry of State Security, defected to the United States. The information he provided led to the arrest and […]

 Freepressers

China's worst-ever anti-foreign protests may be facade covering troubles on the Mainland

China's worst-ever anti-foreign protests may be facade covering troubles on the Mainland

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Anti-Japanese demonstrations over the Diaoyu Islets (known as the Senkakus in Japan) hit almost 100 cities in all parts of China during the past two weeks. Both in terms of the number of participants and the scale of damage to Japanese cars, restaurants, department stores diplomatic missions, it has been the […]

 Freepressers

Hu prevails over challenge by disgraced Bo in new Politburo Standing Committee lineup

Hu prevails over challenge by disgraced Bo in new Politburo Standing Committee lineup

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Barring last-minute changes, the lineup for the seven-member Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC) — China’s highest ruling council to be anointed at next month’s 18th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Congress — has been determined. This follows a decision by Party leaders to reduce the number of members of the PBSC from the […]

1 2 3