Since becoming the party’s general secretary in late 2012, Mr. Xi has overseen efforts to root out the corrupt, inept and disloyal among the 89 million bureaucrats, engineers, professors, office workers, laborers and other Communist Party members. More than 1.5 million members have been punished, some with heavy jail terms, for alleged wrongdoing that includes graft, indolence and dissent.

Read some nonsense if you like. Our question is about the odds that Fat Boy will be around in 12 months. We think there’s a pretty good chance of his being gone, if Xi’s team can figure out a good way to do it.

OK, enough of that. For fun, watch the first guest on What’s My Line. Bonus fun: to the nearest 1%, what percentage of Americans can correctly identify a bushel and a peck.

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