“China’s ambition to dominate the world is dangerous, but it won’t come true that easily” – Uygur

Recently, “What is China doing?” in “Foreign Policy” magazine. An article titled “Danger Zone-Conflicts with China” was published, and authors such as Hal Brands and Michael Beckley prepared this article based on the content of this book. The two authors are experienced specialists who have worked in the US foreign affairs and security agencies. In this article, they focus on the four strategies of the Communist Chinese regime, which generally indicate the four goals of China, which are described as follows:

First, the Communist Party of China, like any authoritarian regime, has an eternal desire to hold on to power. Since 1949, the Chinese regime has been at war with its domestic and foreign enemies, and has always viewed the United States as an enemy. Although the United States improved relations with China after the Nixon era and provided a lot of aid to China, the historical hatred of China never disappeared.

Second, the Chinese Communist Party has longed to reunify China by regaining the territories it had lost through previous civil wars and external invasions. Xi Jinping’s China map includes Hong Kong, which is under the absolute rule of the Chinese Communist Party, and Taiwan, which the Chinese government wants to annex.

The third goal of the Chinese Communist Party is to form a regional power belt. China should have absolute dominance in this geo-political region. But China was sidelined by external forces, especially the United States.

The Chinese government’s ultimate ambition, that is, its strategic focus, is to gain global dominance and eventually become the master of the world. According to Chinese state media and party officials, a rising China will never adapt to the US-led international order today. Chinese President Xi Jinping has long touted plans to build a “global community of people with a shared future,” including the idea that the entire world might become “one family under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.”

The article points out that the United States was once a powerful country that shook evil political forces such as Nazi Germany, Japanese fascism, and the threat of communism under the leadership of the former Soviet Union. Raymond Kuo, an expert on China affairs at the Rand Policy Research Center in the United States, expressed his views on the matter in an interview: “China is now a great power, while the United States has historically been a great power. China feels that it has become a US target. The U.S. has done many things, and China believes that the U.S. has done badly by cutting off the supply chain. India’s efforts to capture the Chinese market, the US policy towards Taiwan and the South China Sea have led China to the point where “the US is restricting our development.”

China’s four strategies are connected to each other, and the Chinese Communist Party believes that only with the leadership of the party will China’s centuries-old dream of prosperity, the so-called “Chinese Dream” be realized. China’s rise to regional and global power will further strengthen the ruling authority of the Chinese Communist Party.

American political analyst Anders Core explained the Chinese understanding in his speech to our radio: “I think there is not one Chinese dream, but 1.4 billion Chinese dreams. In other words, these Chinese people have all kinds of dreams. The Chinese Communist Party is said to have set its ambitions at 1.4 billion people. The Chinese Communist Party is not only trying to achieve their dreams, but also persecuting them and destroying their dreams.

The article argues that with communism, the original ideology of the Chinese government, now abandoned, the Chinese government can only maintain its power by strengthening Chinese nationalism. Again, Chinese leaders build prestige through nationalism; Nationalism makes China strong enough to cope with various criticisms and pressures, both domestically and internationally.

The Chinese Communist Party believed that it could stay in power if it used Chinese nationalism and proposed the “Chinese Dream”. But currently there is a gap between the Chinese dream and the international situation. Raymond, an analyst of China affairs, said that this issue should be looked at from the perspective of China’s internal and external factors: “In 2012 and 2013, China’s international image was stable. But even then, China’s debt trap and the quality of infrastructure construction caused concern. In terms of territory, South Korea and Australia were forced to submit to China. In the South China Sea issue, China poses a threat to neighboring countries. These factors have affected China’s booming trade. In international affairs, China has faced many obstacles. In this situation, will China’s dream of continued prosperity come true? China’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is currently slowing down. The Chinese government has yet to address the issue of medical and environmental pollution. Therefore, China is a country that looks like it is waiting for the stone, but it is old from the inside.

Researcher Raymond explained the connection between China’s desire to become a powerful country and the enslavement of Uyghurs and other ethnic groups: “China’s economic development is important to China, but I don’t think that China sent Uyghurs into camps and forced labor to achieve this goal. That is, the Chinese government is doing this terrible crime to the Uyghurs in order to hold on to the region, rather than achieving economic prosperity and Chinese understanding. China has also attacked Hong Kong, the aim is not to make the place more prosperous economically, but to tightly control the areas it considers unstable politically; And so they did in this matter.’

Mr. Anders Kor “Is it strange that China is sacrificing the Uyghurs and other ethnic groups to become an authoritarian and imperialist state?” In response to our question, he said: “There are those who believe that the government will strengthen the power of the state by eradicating ethnic differences, that is, by carrying out genocide. I think it’s an amazing strategy that shoots itself in the foot. Because in a large society, people will always be different. If you destroy one nation, another nation like the Tibetans, Mongols, or a religious group like the Falun Gong will emerge. If you don’t allow them to live their own lives, develop their prospects based on their own minds, and cast their own votes, if you don’t give them the human rights included in the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, your country will have more disagreements, and if political differences increase, your government will also collapse.

The authors of the article believe that when the United States became the most powerful country in the world, it created a world that welcomed democratic values; When the Soviet Union controlled Eastern Europe, it introduced communist dictatorships. In competition between powerful countries, ideological differences inevitably lead to geopolitical differences. The treatment of a democratic country and an authoritarian country to its own people is also very different. China is trying to show itself as an example to the world and to dominate the world, but it is a country with endless contradictions, broken stone and broken inside. Such a country’s sweet dream may turn into a nightmare.

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