Wang Huning oversees Kuomintang's rapprochement with Beijing
Over the course of the visit he is beginning in China, former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-Jeou hopes to meet China's top leaders in Beijing, including President Xi Jinping.
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The US State Department has given Italy's Istituto Affari Internazionali think tank financial help to contribute to the debate in that country on the risks posed by disinformation from the Chinese Communist Party. That was only the first operation in a wider-ranging US campaign to come in Europe.
By setting up Hong Kong as a testing ground, the Chinese Communist Party is establishing itself as the definitive body for judging any form of resistance to the National Security Law. Xi Jingping is hopeful of shortly being able to apply that same governance in Taiwan.
The Chinese Communist Party is increasingly relying on small meetings with foreign participants to tackle the country's problems. It has launched a new LinkedIn recruitment campaign with the aim of building a database of foreign experts who can be called upon at short notice when needed.
Zhejiang provincial leader Chen Yixin, whose rhetorical talents have been acclaimed for more than 20 years, has finally become head of the Ministry of State Security. One of his mains tasks will be to eliminate corruption - and any sign of opposition - in the police, the army and the intelligence services.