Chinas economic figures are highly manicured. And they have been so. In the current state of geopolitics, the CCP cannot afford to let the world know how precarious its situation really is. This means that it needs to rein in all variables outside its direct control must be brought under control if it’s only for control’s sake. This is pure speculation of course. That being said, what’s scarier than the monster you know? The monster you don’t know.
Industry insiders say the probe could shift the balance of power from the private sector to the state.