21 Oct 2021

What the C-Suite Needs to Know about the Potential Political Instability of Xi Jinping, the CPC and the PLA

The Sunday Morning Herald reports that Xi Jinping and his loyalists have experienced a plot against their power; have deployed subsequent purges of power based on these challenges, and question the loyalty of their top military brass in China. Details of these events are reviewed here.

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23 Jul 2021

Chinese president Xi Jinping visits troubled region of Tibet

China President Xi Jinping completed the first official visit to TIbet by a Chinese leader in 30 years this past Wednesday to Friday. The visit was reported by state media on Friday, after the trip had completed. Mr Xi visited locations to learn about Urban Development in Nyingchi before travelling

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22 Sep 2020

Outspoken ex-real estate tycoon gets 18 years jail

Ren Zhiqiang, an outspoken critic of the sitting Chinese President Xi Jinping has been sentenced to 18 years in jail after a court found him guilty of embezzlement and corruption charges. Zhiqiang is a former real estate tycoon. He will also have to pay a large sum of $620,000 for

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12 Feb 2020

Xi’s reemergence shows how carefully China is controlling the coronavirus narrative

Xi Jinping, China’s current president, appeared to speak about the national health epidemic occurring in the province of Wuhan on Monday in an attempt to stifle criticism of how the issue is being handled by Chinese authorities. The video was released to a Chinese broadcaster, CCTV, and featured Xi visiting

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24 Nov 2019

What Business Leaders Need To Know Regarding Hong Kong District Council Election Results (yes it probably will impact your business)

Elections in Hong Kong have just given a major win to pro-democracy supporters. There are many other challenges in China right now. Most of the world has woken up to their never ending tactics of stealing intellectual property, hacking systems for gain, abusing trade agreements, manipulating currency, illegally claiming territory etc. The final resolution of trade disputes is far from over, and the current situation is hurting their economy. Once the trade disputes are resolved, it is hard to believe their economy will return to its previous high growth.  Additionally, for over a year now there have been horrible stories of cultural genocide of Uyghurs.

And, on top of all this, Hong Kong citizens are not giving up on their goals for self determination. The more that people in China learn of what is going ton in Hong Kong, the harder it will be on the Communists.

What does all this mean for your business strategy? Our 10 considerations are in this report, written for OODA Members.

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13 Nov 2018

Young Activists Go Missing in China, Raising Fears of Crackdown

“At least a dozen young activists who took part in a national campaign for workers’ rights in China are missing, friends said on Sunday, in what appeared to be an effort by the government to silence one of the most visible student protests in years. Unidentified men in at least

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19 Jul 2018

Xi to start tour of Middle East, African nations, meet with Putin at BRICS summit

Chinese President Xi Jinxing has begun his 5-country, 10-day tour of the United Arab Emirates, Senegal, Rwanda, South Africa, and Mauritius, as a part of efforts to strengthen Chinese economic and political ties in the countries and the wider regions. In South Africa, Xi will attend a BRICS summit alongside

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19 Jun 2018

China’s Xi praises North Korea’s Kim for Trump summit, promises support

On his third trip to China this year, Kim met with Chinese President Xi Jinping where he received praise for the Trump summit and assurances of China’s continued friendship. “No matter the chances in the international and regional situation, China’s party and government’s resolute position on being dedicated to consolidating

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