- Lu Shaye’s remarks that “former Soviet states (such as Ukraine) have no effective sovereign state status” triggered a series of chain reactions such as expulsion. 1. It disrupted Xi Jinping’s normal layout and gave the West a clearer view to some extent. 2. It triggered a diplomatic crisis. 3. Timely and proper handling slowed down the process of complete decoupling between China and the West.
- Xi Jinping wiped Lu Shaye’s butt while also burying a “landmine” for him. Whether the “landmine” is good or bad depends on the historical process in the next three years.
- The “cold treatment” of the Liu Yazhou incident and others is enough to show that the top leadership is still in a state of indecision and hesitation when facing the “great changes unseen in a century” (good or bad), and is not very firm.