It appears that management will borrow the cost of buying up enough shares to increase earnings per share by 12% to 13%. The cost of money is low but I don't really like to increase debt for this purpose. The annual savings in dividend payments would require many years to absorb the debt issued.
I would hope the Chinese compare results to a control group before trying to assign benefit. In recent years, some really outstanding studies have come out of China. They are free to take more risks than us and as a result then sometimes accelerate the discovery process. I am hopeful that this report is just such a case.