$YY $BABA $JD $BZUN it is worth noting that the National People's Congress (NPC) in China, which was delayed for several months, started at the end of this week. It is commonplace for Party leadership to show strength around these meetings. China flexing on HK is just another political game associated with the NPC because Party leadership wants to look strong. China has internal politics just like to US. To dismiss this fact is ignorant. Notably, Xi is a deft politician that knows how to consolidate Party power.