The moment the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee made the collective decision to remove the statutory limits on how long an individual could stay president of the People’s Republic of China, the West’s hold on China and their status as a primary superpower ceased to be true.
By allowing President Xi Jinping to remain seated for an indefinite period of time, China has also enabled their current trajectory to become a global powerhouse in all aspects — economic, military, and foreign relations, among others. China has since strengthened its borders and its people, allowing it to look beyond its horizons and look at strengthening their ties with other countries.
Meanwhile, the United States is facing an immense threat to its national security — its own people. With strong opposition from members of the Senate like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal, it comes as no surprise that President Trump can’t even rally the entire country to strengthen its own borders.
When a country cannot even agree on building a wall, providing clear and firm demarcation lines, and strengthening ourselves from within, how can we expect to reach out to others and strengthen our ties with them?
So what exactly does the People’s Republic of China want to do with its growing global reach? A thorough deconstruction of China’s globalization model boils down to a deep intertwining with other countries, promoting free trade, open markets, and bilateral partnerships where mutual investment and development is encouraged and mutually agreed upon without any force from either party.
This would mean that for poor or developing nations, China can lend them an economic hand through fairly priced and reasonable loans in order to propel their countries together to higher heights. This is just like those RV title loans in California that allow both the borrower and lender to profit from the partnership without the need for good credit scores to qualify for the loan.
While some might say that China’s encroachment into global territory poses some risks to the independence of the countries it gains influence with, it is entirely the opposite. The only reason why the globalization strategy of China is so abhorred by most Western powers is that it is threatening the entire basis of their neo-liberal, Democratic strategies.
China has been more than open about their transition to robotics and artificial intelligence for certain jobs. This is especially true in the industrial sector, where most line workers are slowly and steadily being replaced by machines and computers. The automation of these more mundane tasks means that the labor force is now able to go into other facets of the community that will make them more productive and able to contribute more to society. What the West calls a displacement and a takeover of jobs is actually a rearrangement of resources to maximize their utility. This is something that the US and the EU for some reason fail to understand.
The rise of China as a more prominent global superpower is undeniable. The way the rest of the Westernized world thinks of it is simply nothing more than unbridled xenophobia and a lack of understanding of Eastern, especially Chinese culture and politics. Their ways of thinking might just, in fact, be the solution to all our problems.