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Xi is not a leader who tolerates failures of officials.
– Steve Tsang
They would have indicated to Carrie...that this just has to end. She didn't understand what she was doing, i think Carrie Lam's days are numbered...Beijing cannot afford to sack her right away, because that would be an indication of weakness.
It gives all those countries an opportunity to see if they can actually get something out of The Chinese, they see that Xi Jinping probably feels a bit more vulnerable than Xi Jinping was a year ago.
China can not afford to be seen as failing Pakistan, but at the same time I don't think the Chinese really want to pick a fight with the Indians over this.
They have to do something to show that they are helping to keep things under control, while not appearing unreliable as Pakistan's ally.
They don't want to be too hard on India, because they're acting in response to terrorism.
We have not heard of any real personal grudge that Xi Jinping would have against Ling Jihua.
I do think this is very much an initiative that Xi Jinping approved, if not started.
No country should presume that we will engage in trading our core interests or that we will swallow the 'bitter fruit' of harming our sovereignty, security or development interests.
Hence the current warning against Western values.
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