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He had a sudden illness no doubt. Lead poisoning?RIGHT -- off you go, then!
Maybe he feels better after his "nap", which is most likely permanent."Chinese state news site Xinhua reported that Mr Hu had not been feeling well during the session. It said his staff then accompanied him from the session to rest, adding that he is "much better" now."
You, Mr C and I all know what it means.I believe one observer got it right when they said "we may not know what this means, but the intended audience of the CCP knows what this means."
This was not a surprise.
History shows when autocrats/dictators face domestic unrest, they foist an external crisis on the domestic audience. That it was why I fear for Taiwan.That said, doesn’t this bode poorly for China writ large, given earlier notes that Xi and his policies have actually been bad for Chinese hegemonic power/growth?
Agreed, but I think Xi has also taken a good read of the Ukraine, and while I am sure he’d like to take Taiwan, he’s knows it’s a little beyond his capabilities at this point in time.History shows when autocrats/dictators face domestic unrest, they foist an external crisis on the domestic audience. That it was why I fear for Taiwan.