“The domestic political fallout for Chinese leader Xi Jinping is likely to be severe. For the Communist Party, competency in governance is really its sole value proposition.” - @CSISFreeman expert Jude Blanchette. Learn more about the coronavirus:
@annie_sparrow @KFJ_FPI @BeijingPalmern @Andreebrin @Justin_LingBeijing , travel and economic restrictions are taking their toll. China’s “chairman of everything” Xi Jinping must now face a critical test as he tries to keep the economy afloat and prevent coronavirus from impacting, well, everything. [3/6]
Highlight: @EurasiaGroup 's Allison Sherlock says the coronavirus "definitely is" the most serious crisis Xi Jinping'>President Xi Jinping has endured in his role, "because it highlights a lot of the domestic weaknesses that he has, particularly with governance issues."
Chinese PresidentXI JINPING and I spoke at length about the meeting with KIM JONG UN of North Korea. President XI told me he appreciates that the U.S. is working to solve the problem diplomatically rather than going with the ominous alternative. China continues to be helpful!
Received message last night from XI JINPING of China that his meeting with KIM JONG UN went very well and that KIM looks forward to his meeting with me. In the meantime, and unfortunately, maximum sanctions and pressure must be maintained at all cost!