Welcome to our Confront China Campaign. Please take the time to read our thesis and action plan and then spread the word to your friends and contacts.
1.0 The Confront China Campaign
When a hegemony falls into decline, so does the quality of its leaders. Without exception, the vacuum created ushers in a period of major conflict, as hegemonic challengers rise to fill the gap. China, today, is doing just that after stealing the West's intellectual property (IP) and duping us into building the very manufacturing bases it is now turning on us in its arms race.
Sadly, there is no hope that either cooperation or appeasement will save us, as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) autocracy seeks total domination of the world, and the simultaneous eradication of global democracy. Remember that the CCP already has a proven track record of aggressive expansion, genocide and the systematic suppression of its own population, and all others that come under its control. The rise of China, as controlled by Xi and the CCP, is implacably opposed to democracy, which it sees as mutually exclusive to its autocratic control mechanisms.
This clash of civilisations and their associated political ideals, of democracy versus autocracy, is as old as the Greek civilisation. It is once more a clear and present danger to the continued existence of every democratic nation on Earth. As such, this Confront China Campaign applies to every person in every free nation of the world.
The almost inevitable threat of a Chinese-driven WW3 is not decades away but only a matter of a few years; 2025 being the most likely flashpoint. So, time is very short indeed to execute a strategy to confront, contain and deter China, in the hope that we can still prevent WW3 from unfolding. Our Confront China Campaign advocates removing all Chinese influences from our sleepy Western society, whilst building a strong military capable of full-spectrum deterrence.
So, what can you do?
- Share this campaign and your concerns about China with everyone you know, and reach out to your politicians.
- Act for peace with your wallet by choosing not to buy Chinese products.
- Boycott international sporting events held in China.
- Support the emergency doubling of defence spending and emergency building programs for deployment by 2025.
- Support those that can deliver strong, strategic and bold leadership of our Western democracies to confront and deter China.
- Encourage the rejuvenation of a moderated version of McCarthyism to root out covert Chinese influence within Western societies.
To do nothing is to endorse the CCP’s despotic policies of genocide, mass detention, torture, killings and organ harvesting. Not to mention their expansionist ambitions that place global democracy at clear risk from WW3, and thus all of us in great danger.
1.1 Containing The Hegemonic Challenge Of China
- The first thing we have to do is to raise public awareness to confront China and to raise our defences.
- China would be the historic exception of the past 120 years, as a challenging hegemony, if it did not choose to embark on a path to WWIII.
- Indeed, It is very difficult to even think that China would be an exception, and take a peaceful path, with all of the increasingly aggressive signals that have been transmitted from Beijing.
- However, the Chinese exception may come in the magnitude of aggression demonstrated by Xi and the CCP, which will dwarf any other country we have seen over the past 120 years.
- The evidence is clear that Xi and the CCP seek complete domination and eradication of democracy.
The appeasement of China is not an option, as Chamberlain found out with Germany in 1939. Only a credible policy of total deterrence will win the peace in the years ahead and we all have a choice to start playing our part by joining the campaign to confront China. Our only option is to contain and deter Chinese aggressionwith a specific strategy outlined below in detail.
1.2 Containing The Hegemonic Challenge Of China
- One of the key lessons of history (specifically WWI) is that to be successful, alliance structures need to be rigid, i.e., if China invades Taiwan, America will go to war with China with all its might. No half measures. If you have half measures, they invite war not the other way around.
- To repair the American political fracture of our time, there is a tremendous advantage to unifying the two political sides against their common enemy to face off against China.
- You can bond internal groups of people that have different opinions if there is a greater threat and never has America faced a greater threat than China today.
- There is a political opportunity to bond Americans to a common cause but what you need is a great leader, and Biden is the very opposite. I suspect and fear that Vice President Harris is equally the same.
1.3 Deterring The Hegemonic Challenge Of China
- Today, we are already only a move away from checkmate by Xi and The CCP
- So we have got to get the Chinese outside the walls and need to get the guard mobilised and need to give them all the weapons and money we can, i.e., more money aimed at critical defence tasks.
- The Navy needs more ships, new designs and greater ship-building capabilities.
- All of these things require emergency war-time rather than just peace-time programmes.
For a summary of the situation, please listen to this YouTube recording.
1.4 Stop Buying Chinese Goods!
Act for peace with your wallet. While increased polarisation and conflict are almost now inevitable, the main question on many people's lips is that, with a large portion of our manufacturing products being made in China, how can we survive without them? In that regard, the recent supply chain restriction with shipping from China, due to a container shortage, could start a process of local substitution and the growth of a Western manufacturing base. For America, this should mean switching to factories in Mexico from China. In short, the West needs to secure its supply chains away from China ASAP, both for its long-term security and in the short term as the supply-side inflation and delivery time constraints worsen.
This short-term constriction in supply is the opportunity to start to reverse our Western dependence on Chinese manufacturing. For individuals, it means voting with one's wallet and avoiding products made in China wherever possible, even if they are more expensive. As an exercise, we suggest that you keep track of the main items you buy in the next few months and note down their country of origin. The number of items from China will alarm you, but, from there, you can start to vote for the continuance of democracy with your spending patterns.
2.0 The Analogy Of The West Under Siege
Imagine the West as a massive castle, much like Constantinople in 1446 when it was laid siege to by the grand armies of Sultan Mehmed II (later to be known as ‘Mehmed the Conqueror’). The Byzantines besieged inside, mistakenly believed in the hubris of decline that their vast thick, high walls were impenetrable and could not be breached. Similarly today, there has been a similar hubris that America would never fall to the Chinese challenge, with their all powerful Military to defend them.
Outside the walls, the Turkish (PLAN) forces gathered their strength and finally moved closer to aim its new, ground-breaking cannons (hypersonic, DF21 and DF26 missiles) on the great walls. Inside the walls were Ottoman (Chinese) spies who had seduced politicians, the church (media) and its engineers (scientists) and merchants. All had been suborned to the Ottoman’s (CCP’s) purpose by manipulating their greed and fears. Making then blind to what came next.
Whilst the Byzantine sentries patrolled the walls, watching the Chinese campfires, they failed to see the Ottomans (PLAN) forming for a surprise night attack led by their cannons which would quickly breach there walls. Meanwhile the majority of soldiers were asleep in their barracks with no awareness of the danger that stalked them. In the high banquet halls the politicians carried on as usually. Believing they were safe, and many were drunk in the banquet hall in the centre of the city oozing hubris that Mehmed would like all the other before him be confounded by their massive walls.
When sentries finally saw the danger they found that their warning bell’s ringer had been cut off by an Ottoman (Chinese) spy in preparation for the surprise assault, buying the assaulting troops vital minutes to overcome the defences and take the city in a lightning assault. It lasted but a few hours, and then the great Byzantine empire was no more.
Today, as we have outlined in our groundbreaking book Red Lightning, the PLAN are building and deploying weapons that will similarly break open our Western walls, in the form of the US Navy and its allies.
Before such a disaster befalls us too, we hope our campaign, along with other brothers in arms, will wake America, Britain and the West up from our deep slumber, so that we can man our Western ramparts and prevent the destruction of democracy at the hands of Xi and the CCP.
3.0 Very Loud Warning Bells
When we look for key lessons from history, to learn from and apply today, the best paradigms for today's rise of China and its hegemonic challenge to America and the West are the years that led up to WWI and WWII.
There are key lessons to be learned from the invasion of the Rhineland in March 1936 and the strategic and geopolitical parallels between China's First Island Chain and Hitler’s Siegfried Line, which destroyed France's containment alliances encircling Germany. It is notable that both the building of the Siegfried Line and China's ‘First Island Chain’ policy took place in violation of international law and without the agreement of the surrounding nations. This trend has continued with China’s effective annexation of Hong Kong, in violation of its agreement with the UK. This was a gross imposition that mirrored Germany’s seizure of the Sudetenland, and is another sign of the increasing belligerence of China.
Continuing the Germany/China analogy, the Nazi four-year plan, enacted just after the invasion of the Rhineland, committed Germany to a total war economy and guaranteed bankruptcy or war by 1940. The lessons from Hitler’s four-year plan applied to China today reveal that the Nazi Germany strategy mirrors China’s economic strategy today. Indeed, China’s current five-year plan focuses on an internally fuelled consumer society and the stockpiling of commodities on an epic scale. This strategy has been clearly stated by Xi in public as he commits China to be prepared for war with "a strong enemy", a euphemism for America. As such, we in Britain and the West would be very well advised to now work under the assumption that China has committed its resources to a conflict with the West within five years.
My recent book, Red Lightning, elaborates on this scenario and describes how unless America, Britain and their allies wake up (as detailed in Now Or Never; The Global Forecaster UK Strategic Defence Review 2020), China could win WWIII in just a few hours, by 2025. These parallels have been slowly ringing alarm bells in America but should be alerting the rest of the West, too. This is even more needed in Britain, which now defines herself as ‘Global Britain’ – an expansionist course that has set her in direct competition with the CCP and Chinese ambitions.
Within the concept of the Five Stages of Empire cycle, China’s expansive national energy has been shaped by the CCP, into an anti-American and anti-Western democratic narrative, that has been absorbed by the Chinese population. This has driven a process that I describe as primary polarisation, to mobilise against America.
Simultaneously, in America, reactive secondary polarisation energy against China is slowly materialising. Indeed, roughly nine in ten US adults (89%) consider China a competitor or enemy rather than a partner, according to a Pew Research Center survey. This is a trend that Britain is already emulating, albeit at a slower rate, counter to the politicians who are still in the thrall of trade greed. Consequently, both Biden and Johnson’s governments urgently need to create and enact an integrated China Containment Policy.
With this in mind, we have applied the many significant lessons from the decades before war broke out in 1914 and 1939, to better understand how to effectively deter a highly aggressive hegemonic power like China, before they embark on a new kinetic conflict.
4.0 A New Integrated China Containment Policy
Seeking effective guidelines for a new, integrated China Containment Policy, we have used the lessons of the past to create eight key tenets for a US/UK strategy focused on the containment of China's expansionism.
4.1 The Recognition of the Overt and Covert Chinese Challenge
In the run-up to 1914, Britain was quick to understand the nature of Germany's ambitions, and its defence was led by the Royal Navy. Similarly, in America today it has been the US Navy that has led the shift in awareness within the American government as to the Chinese threat. Today, once again, the US and UK’s admirals have been the most alert to the Chinese threat, having witnessed the construction of the PLAN (People's Liberation Army Navy) South China Sea Island Chain bases, which clearly threaten free maritime access to the South China Sea.
China's expansionism is made even starker by the fact that these island chains lie in what are defined as international waters, as per the 1962 International Treaty of the Convention on the High Seas by UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas). China, conspicuously, did not sign this treaty, which raises questions about its views on responsible global citizenship as defined by the West.
To date, America’s and Britain's political responses have been apathetic and ambiguous compromised by what we should call trade greed. In America, Trump raised the alarm with respect to China, but having done so did not create a single policy that slowed down their challenge. In his failure, he then planted the seeds for Biden to follow, who, unsurprisingly with his record, has continued Obama’s great giveaway of America power with frightening zeal.
Meanwhile, in the UK, because of the promotion of the misjudged Anglo-Chinese Golden Era policy by Cameron and Osbourne, Britain was sent off in the wrong direction while lowering its guard to the covert threat. Similar misguided efforts were and still can be seen in other Western countries. Driven by what could be described as trade blindness, the obsession of attracting Chinese capital and trade is motivated by political and commercial greed. This legacy of trade blindness then followed through into the May years and into Johnson’s early term. Notably, both Biden and Johnson, like many other Western leaders, have been compromised by CCP covert tactics and have family members conducting business with China.
Boris Johnson's father and his younger brother have no doubt been cultured by Chinese intelligence services to develop their Anglo-Chinese business links. In so doing, and having the ear of Johnson, they then dilute his response. Indeed, only recently he was quoted as being very China supportive! There will be numerous other similar covert business connections that also bring pro-Chinese political clout to bear. The only way to counter these covert Chinese linkages is to increase the overt awareness of who and what China and the CCP are doing, which is directly contradictory to the core values of British democracy, as well as to democracy everywhere.
4.2 Reversing Trade Blindness
Reversing trade blindness exists across corporate America but not with respect to government critical infrastructure, where policies have sensibly prevented such a Chinese incursion. However, in the UK, the stupidity of allowing a strategic adversary into your home is best exemplified by the 5G issue, which put the communications and security of Britain at risk for commercial and political greed.
This CCP-inspired 5G Trojan horse campaign was only curtailed under immense pressure from America and our other five allies. One could argue that so entrenched had Britain's political blindness to China become, that without the pandemic as evidence of China's malevolent behaviour, without the annexation of Hong Kong, without the evidence of genocide against the Uyghurs, that blindness could well have continued with the pro-Chinese lobby still undermining Britain's very security and future as a nation.
However, there are signs of increasing secondary polarisation in Britain, with the rising profile of a political faction in the Conservative Party led by Tom Tugendhat MP, Head of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, and reinforced by Iain Duncan Smith and Tobias Elwood, Chair of the Defence Select Committee. This recognition of the threat that China poses is also expounded by the Inter-parliamentary Alliance, which is becoming more vocal. Collectively, this fraction of politics is gaining traction but, worryingly, not fast enough. For Britain's response to be effective, it has to come from the top and be echoed in the press. A similar situation exists in America and requires the same measures.
4.3 Increasing Secondary Polarisation to Counter Covert Chinese Sympathies
When a person or nation is threatened by an early-stage aggressor, or, in China's case, a late-stage one, the key to an effective defence is to recognise that one is under covert attack as swiftly as possible. The longer this recognition is ignored, the worse will be the outcome, as the aggressor is increasingly encouraged and builds momentum, to the point where its path is irrevocably set towards challenge by conflict.
America has been guilty of such slow response and is now paying the price in the loss of its hegemonic status. In Britain's case today, we are behaving even more slowly in recognising that threat, in the form of ‘The Chinese Peril’, than at any time over the past 120 years. This is preventing us from effectively deterring China, which, in all probability, will lead to war in some form in 2025.
Let us make no mistake about China being the new primary polarisation force in the world today, as its nationalistic energy rises. But today, in Britain, our secondary responsive and defensive polarisation process has only just started to kick in, having been undermined by the many pro-China supporters within British society, who have covert business relationships that are driven by personal greed.
In short, what is critical is to not just trigger overt secondary polarisation but to actively counter the covert sympathies that undermine the defending nation's overt response. This is critical to ensure an overt strengthened national resolve and counter the opposing values and aims of China.
In this regard, there are eight key areas that America’s and Britain's governments and press should focus on and, in so doing, raise awareness of the key Chinese policies of aggression:
- Ongoing Cyber Attacks. These should be considered hostile, be relentlessly called out and all political means need to be brought to bear to prevent such attacks, both inside and outside the cyber domain. The only way to prevent such attacks without massive ongoing resources will be to build a cyber wall around the Internet/connectivity of Western nations, collectively and individually. China has already done the same for itself, arguably to great effect.
- Deceit and Dishonesty. Past and present IP theft by China is on an industrial scale, and is still ongoing from UK companies. A special focus is on university collaborations, designed to transfer technology to China.
- Covert Challenge. In sharp contrast to the West's good intentions, since 1996, to integrate China into its Western construct of global free trade and democracy, China has been engaged in a covert hegemonic challenge to America specifically, and to the West generally. They have enacted a long-term duplicitous plan with multi-stranded complexity, to encourage Western economies to fund China’s growth as the manufacturing basket of the world, while fostering the much-cherished Western delusion that China, once fully engaged in capitalism, would become democratic. The West fell for it hook, line and sinker, despite increasing evidence from the time of Xi's presidency in 2012 that the real agenda was far more sinister and confrontational. Indeed, the greed and hubris of the West blinded it to the nourishment of its Chinese nemesis.
- Expansionism. The illegal building (in contradiction to UNCLOS) of the militarised island chain bases, designed to control the South China Sea and key waterways in and out, continues unabated. This needs continued and increased exposure in the press, as does our failure to dislodge the PLAN (China's ‘People's Liberation Army Navy’) from their bases. Otherwise there will be a situation of ‘creeping reality’, which one day may become an irreversible one.
- Overt and Sustained Hostility. The Chinese pandemic response in limiting the flow of information to the world intentionally maximised its spread globally, while obfuscating the true origins of the pandemic. Its aggressive stymieing of WHO’s efforts in China in February 2021 to seek answers and transparency as to the pandemic's origins was a further case in point.
- Oppressive Social Control. The suppression of the Tibetan populations and the genocide of the Uyghurs exposes China's true oppressive and brutal nature, which looks no different from Hitler’s Germany. The Uyghur genocide is a terrible reality, having been substantiated by a group of 50 international lawyers beyond any doubt under the 1948 Genocide Convention. In this work, the five elements which determine the existence of genocide have been met. Up to two million Uyghurs being held in a network of 1,400 concentration/so-called ‘re-education’ camps. How can we allow the plight of the Jews to be replicated in the modern age by the plight of the Uyghurs?
- Diametric Opposition to the Values of Democracy. The illegal annexation of Hong Kong and the suppression of democracy and civil freedoms demonstrates the danger China and the CCP represent to the free world. As Hong Kong clampdowns continue, another example of oppression and control is the now soon-to-be enforcement of a ‘patriotism test’ for Hong Kong citizens. One could argue that the CCP has now perfected a system of control of a hostile population that would allow them to pacify any nation that they subjugated by force in the future. This opens the door to the CCP’s ambition of total global domination for a millennium.
- The Dangers of Debt Colonialisation. China has pursued this strategy to secure military bases, strategic choke points and resources. An example is the proposed Chinese Port City on the island of Daru, off Papua New Guinea, which would directly threaten the Northern and Eastern Australian coast.
In the post-war years in America, the Hoover commission sought out any communist links within America. While that witch hunt was not constructive and allowed too much free rein, perhaps it is time to create a properly organised Senate (US), Parliamentary (UK) committee which could look into Anglo-Chinese links and vet them for dimensions that could weaken America’s and Britain's positions or ability to defend themselves, as well as expose any covert links with China and the CCP?
4.4 Reduce Trade Relationships and Co-Dependency
Having recognised the hostile intentions of China and the CCP as strategic competitors, it is critical to reduce any trade co-dependencies that would weaken Britain's ability to defend itself across the spectrum of threats, from diplomatic coercion to military confrontation, while closing off provisions that might strengthen the challenges at hand. Both the pandemic and the annexation of Hong Kong are significant and ample parallels to the 1911 Agadir incident, after which Britain should have enacted a trade embargo on Germany. Similarly, we should do so against China today. America should already have imposed a total trade embargo for the half a million barrels a day of oil bought by China from Iran. But, strangely, it has not. This is sending signals of weakness to Xi.
4.5 The Importance of Full-Spectrum Deterrence
Britain failed in this strategy in 1914 and paid a horrendous price. Thus, to deter conflict there is an urgent need for a highly capable and full-spectrum deterrence, along with a clear political will to use it being critical.
America’s defence budget is not high enough to compensate for the PLAN's revolution in military affairs coupled with its massive manufacturing capabilities. This means that America has to out-innovate China, or it will inevitably lose. Today, the defence budget needs to double to have any chance of holding back the PLAN by 2025.
Meanwhile, Johnson’s November 2020 announcement of a new focus on defence and the importance of the Royal Navy was welcome news. However, the reality is that the proposed measures are way too small and too late, leaving Britain dangerously exposed and unable to deter either China or an opportunistic Russia. Our views on this have been laid out in Now Or Never; The Global Forecaster UK Strategic Defence Review 2020.
In previous times of national threat, where military conflict appeared to be looming, Britain produced new weapon systems to meet that threat, such as the Dreadnought in the run-up to 1914, and RAF Fighter Command and its integrated air defence in the run-up to 1939. Today, there is a great need for a new type of warship that we have proposed and which I have named the Dominator class. In terms of political intention, the planned cruise of HMS Queen Elizabeth to the South China Sea is the start of Britain showing a commitment to containing Chinese ambitions in the region and globally. However, as described in my latest book, Red Lightning, such carrier groups urgently need to be upgraded to survive any potential attack by the PLAN.
4.6 Defence Alliances
Britain's alliance with France was ambiguous in 1914, which allowed Germany to hope Britain would not intervene. Thus, the lessons are clear as to the vital importance of the need to form strong mutual defence alliances without ambiguity, with clear red lines that trigger mutual definitive actions. Thus, Britain's current desire to join the Quad in the Pacific, with the US, Japan, India and Australia in a Pacific Treaty Organisation, makes sense to forward deploy and contain China well away from our shores, while creating strong, mutually supporting trade links with this rapidly growing area.
4.7 An Integrated US/UK Foreign Policy Towards China
In a post-Brexit world, an integrated US/UK foreign policy is needed, both to grow our economy and to secure strategic resources, trade routes and choke points, as detailed in Now Or Never.
4.8 A Resource Strategy
In America and Global Britain, where the commodity cycle has started anew from March 2020 and is anticipated to peak in 2025–27, we should expect far greater resource competition that will bring us directly up against China’s acquisition needs. As such, we need a national strategy to ensure the flow of resources from areas that are unlikely to be uncontested by China. This should be encouraged by tax incentives to direct US and UK companies to act as part of a collective resource acquisition plan, much as the CCP already does with its state-owned enterprises.
4.9 Demonstrable Political Intention
Most of all, it is vital that Biden’s and Johnson’s governments remove the ambiguity that was a prime cause of WWI and which is unfolding before our eyes today: an ambiguity that welcomes trade with China while also trying to send signals about deterrence and defence. The West tried to welcome China into the rules-based system for 20 years, but China has another agenda, which is to dominate the world and crush democracy under its foot. So the West, and specifically America and Britain, urgently needs a new China plan. One that is a replication of the relationship with the USSR as the wall came down. Only then can America, Britain and their allies possibly hope to deter China's inevitable aggression.
The next major challenge for America and its democratic partners will be to ensure that there is a clear boundary and red line, with clear and demonstrable consequences, around any potential annexation of Taiwan, under any circumstances, by the CCP. This is a message that we can only send within the context of a clear China policy outlined above and which needs to be implemented now.
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5.0 Why the Appeasement of China is not an Option
5.1 Throughout history, individuals and nations have had to decide how to react when threatened by a strong aggressor. Appeasement is an age-old human strategy, which some have chosen to adopt in such situations, in the hope that they will buy themselves time, or perhaps even an exemption from harm.
5.2 The lessons of history have demonstrated that, in the face of an expanding, powerful aggressor, such a strategy of appeasement only delays the inevitable. In the run-up to WWI, the pro-German fraction, led by Lloyd George, undermined Britain’s policy of deterrence and catalysed the outbreak of war by saying that they would vote for staying out of a war between Germany and France. Only the invasion of Belgium overrode this hesitant dynamic. In the run-up to WWII, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain is remembered for his infamous 'Peace in our time' statement on 30th September 1938, after returning from his negotiations with Hitler over the Munich Agreement. Despite this declaration of appeasement, the German occupation of the Sudetenland began the very next day, and less than a year after the 'agreement' Europe was plunged into World War II. Churchill's recognition of the danger Hitler represented earned him the label of being a dangerous, warmongering madman.
5.3 Today, the agenda of appeasement is back in fashion concerning China. Biden has failed to understand the strength which is transmitted through every action of hegemony. Weakness in the failures of Iraq, Libya, Syria and now Afghanistan is a red flag to a bull (or the CCP!) when it comes to Chinese aggression. All this while Biden’s recent failure to create an effective US Navy expansion plan only confirms American weakness to Xi. The failure to create a credible military deterrence to aggression is the essence of appeasement.
In Britain, we have seen the humiliating kowtowing phase of the Gold era driven by the naive Cameron and Osborne, and more recently Johnson’s failure to recognise China’s threat in the 2020 Defence Review, seeking to make significant economic accommodations instead. Indeed, commercial greed with China continues to feed the movement of appeasement in Britain, blocking the realisation that the expansive policies of Global Britain have placed her into a head-to-head clash with an expansive CCP.
5.4 The appeasement of China is not an option, as Chamberlain found out with Germany. Only a credible policy of total deterrence will win the peace in the years ahead and we all have a choice to start playing our part in not buying Chinese products.
6.0 How the CCP Duped the West
6.1 Short-Sightedness Motivated by Greed
There are many politicians and investors in the West who have been enticed to invest in China by the CCP. In so doing, they believe that they are riding the dragon. However, the reality is that, driven by greed, they have actually placed both their own heads and those of their nations in the mouth of the dragon.
6.2 The 1996 CCP Plan
The 30-year-old CCP plan to dupe the West into investing in and funding the growth of China has been unbelievably successful. At its heart, it included feeding the desire of the West to encourage China to become a liberalised free-market society. As such, the CCP encouraged the perception that Chinese free markets would enable a liberalisation of China. Clinton and all the subsequent presidents took the bait hook, line and sinker, followed by Wall Street and a plethora of hedge funds. I have termed this strategy one of 'free-market camouflage'. While hope was forgivable in 2000, the reality of the CCP's total autocratic rule has been clear since the arrival of Xi in 2012. Yet none of the pro-China lobby chose to re-evaluate the situation. Rather, they just doubled down on their bets, encouraged by pro-Chinese cheerleaders, driven by self-interest and greed.
6.3 The 2020 CCP Plan
Having executed phase one of their plan to fund China's industrial growth from Western capital, as of March 2020, the CCP has embarked on phase two of its strategy which embodies a very different strategic and economic pathway. This is similar to the Nazi four-year plan enacted in mid-1936, that of an internally fuelled consumer society that funds its production-consumer gap through militarisation in a centrally controlled economy. Under such a centralised economic regime, the successful beneficiaries of the Chinese free-market camouflage are no longer needed and indeed are a threat to the total control of the CCP. That is why we have seen attacks on all aspects of the private sectors in the Chinese capital complex. This is not anomalous, but rather a systematic CCP strategy, because by collapsing the free-market camouflage in China, the contagion will inevitably spread to the West in a domino effect, which, with the overleveraged condition of the American economy, will have catastrophic consequences as the Doomsday Bubble collapses.
7.0 The World has Forever Changed
7.1 The Moment of Change
History is replete with events that change the course of history. The Wuhan pandemic is just such an event, whose repercussions will echo through eternity. History will look back on the Wuhan pandemic of 2020 as the moment when the world changed forever. It was the watershed moment when a covert Chinese hegemonic challenge became a very overt and present danger to the survival of the world's democracies.
This ended the long-held but naive Western engagement strategy with China. One which was started by Nixon and Kissinger, and accelerated by Clinton. A construct that since then has been increasingly held dear by many Western politicians seeking personal advancement. The idea being that if China were to be brought into the rules-based system, the CCP would ultimately internalise its own rule to match those of the West. Trade integration would beget democracy in a second chance for America to replicate democratic Taiwan in China – an attractive policy goal, after supporting the wrong side in the Chinese civil war. This would provide much-needed economic stimulation for sluggish Western economies and a route to personal wealth and political success of those who advocated the strategy.
7.2 The Covert Becomes Overt
However, the pandemic changed everything. China's covert challenge became an overt one, as the West was weakened and China was emboldened and strengthened. Throughout the pandemic, China's behaviour has exceeded all and any worst fears concerning its levels of aggression along its borders and to any who opposed its policies. We have seen the invasion of a portion of India in the Himalayas, the annexation of Hong Kong, aggressive actions in the South China Seas by PLAN warships, and cyber attacks on Western vaccine companies. Taiwan has become Xi’s target for unification by force. Meanwhile, tensions are rising between North and South Korea, with there being every chance that China is encouraging such aggression with the aim of uniting the peninsula under its ally's control.
7.3 China’s Ambition and Hostility Become Clear to All
Most of all, China has increased its hostile rhetoric against Taiwan in its determination to enforce its annexation by all means. Indeed, a PLAN invasion of Taiwan should now be considered very possible if America shows any weakness at any time going forward. In all probability, this is part of a broad coherent plan to expand and consolidate China’s power base out to the first island chain and constrict any Western influence within its boundaries. This is similar to Hitler’s use of the Siegfried line post-1936, to expand his influence and control over the region. These actions expose China’s aggressive intentions and reveal a possible motive for potentially releasing the virus in the first place, and certainly for why the CCP did all it could to maximise its spread beyond Chinese shores. Indeed, China’s ambition and hostility are now so overt that only those who choose to shut their eyes tightly and turn their heads might deny it. So how should the West respond?
7.3 Australia Leads Where All Democracies Must Follow
Australia has been shouting the loudest for an international and independent investigation (not by the WHO, as it has been infiltrated by the CCP) into the source of the virus inside China. In response, China has tried to bully Australia into submission with inordinate economic and political pressure accompanied by specific bellicose threats upon Australia in the form of a beef import ban that has had a significant economic impact. More notably, there have been aggressive and sustained cyber campaigns against the Australian government, threatening critical infrastructure. The very fact that China has mounted such a campaign suggests that it has something to hide with respect to the origins of the Wuhan virus. Attempting to muffle Australian concerns, by all and any means of coercion at its disposal. These aggressive behaviours mean that we must re-examine the potential origins of the Wuhan virus and seek to piece the veil of CCP untruths.
8.0 The True Nature Of The CCP Revealed
8.1 The CCP’s 100th birthday celebrates one of the greatest tyrannies in modern history. The CCP celebrations marked the exposure of Xi, the CCP and China in their true incarnation, one that places them firmly in the camp of the greatest tyrannies in modern history, such as those created by the Kaiser, Hitler, Stalin and Mao.
Since Xi Jinping took office in 2012, we have seen signs of the cherished but deluded hope of the CCP presiding over the migration to a Westernised and free society being totally extinguished. This includes total censorship over freedom of speech, lawyers jailed, disappeared anti-CCP dissidents, those with wealth and power created through individual actions intimidated and suborned, and the deployment of new technology en masse. The greatest surveillance state that the world has ever seen has been created, one where the CCP has total control over its population and where individuality is ruthlessly exterminated. Things like the use of spyware on mobile phones, facial recognition technology to observe attitudes and expressions everywhere, allow every aspect of citizens’ lives to be monitored.
8.2 China is now a two-part society, with its population either in the CCP with influence and privileges, or outside it, as the plebiscite, much as the Nazi party was to Germany. Under these conditions it should be no surprise that the membership numbers of the CCP have swollen to all-time highs at some 9% of China’s 1.4 billion population. In Breaking The Code Of History, we discussed how Hitler’s Nazi party had polarised and radicalised German society into a weapon. Today, Xi has taken this construct to a whole new level, but with the same goal: to dominate the world and spread his creed, displacing all others with zero tolerance.
8.3 To that end, China has been conducting social experiments with the Uyghurs of Xinjiang that are highly coercive, brutal and without doubt genocidal. These experiments seek to develop techniques that allow the CCP to convert a hostile society into a subdued and sanitised one. The Uyghurs now all have a mandatory app on their phones which monitors non-subscribed behaviours such as growing a beard, fasting or making contact with forbidden people. If they break the rules, an algorithm will signal the authorities and incarceration will then follow in one of the many CCP re-education camps.
During their annexation of Hong Kong over the pandemic, the CCP has ruthlessly applied these techniques and very swiftly eliminated six decades of Westernised free speech. As such, this is clearly a methodology of conquest; a tool that will in the future be applied to countries that fall under the CCP’s control. It is a tool for domination and control, for which the free world should feel a deep sense of terror for experiencing first hand in the future, if Xi has his way.
8.4 Xi’s words demonstrate his intentions.Having polarised and weaponised the population of China, Xi’s 100th CCP birthday speech clearly defined his ambitions for Chinese expansion. In the 1930s, Hitler made speeches the content of which many dismissed as political rhetoric. However, within those speeches were clear messages of Hitler's intentions, which he followed through systematically. Today, we should not make the same mistake of dismissing Xi speeches, as he is following a very similar road as Hitler. As such, we should take his every word very seriously. Dressed in a Mao suit to emulate the great dictator before him, Xi’s speech was bellicose and belligerent, making the following key points:
- Xi placed the unification of Taiwan, by force if necessary, at the top of his list in an ‘unshakeable commitment’ to unification with Taiwan. “No one should underestimate the resolve, the will and ability of the Chinese people to defend their national sovereignty and territorial integrity," he said.
- Xi proclaimed that "Only socialism can save China, and only socialism with Chinese characteristics can develop China," he said, referring to the system under which the party embraced markets to reform the economy.
- Xi made the clear point that "We will never allow anyone to bully, oppress or subjugate China" and the bellicose statement that "Anyone who dares try to do that will have their heads bashed bloody against the Great Wall of Steel forged by over 1.4 billion Chinese people," he said.
Interestingly, the latter statement is common to the rhetoric of many past dictators, projecting their own intentions onto others, as they expect others to treat them the way they see the world. Needless to say, none of this bodes well for the decade ahead.
9.0 Growing Chinese Primary Polarisation Against The West
9.1 China’s Primary Polarisation
Since the start of the Wuhan pandemic, the West has seen a slow shift in secondary polarisation within our societies, with a stark recognition of what the CCP policies really represent, with their aggressive and expansive policies and especially concerning the perpetration of genocide, as the rose-tinted glasses fall away. However, as explained in my theory, Polarisation the road to war, the prime driver of a polarisation process is the expanding and thus challenging hegemony; in this case, China. Yet we in the West hear very little about how the Chinese perceive the West and the increasingly aggressive rhetoric that Xi and the CCP are feeding the Chinese people, beyond Xi’s alarming exhortations to his armed forces to be ready for war.
9.2 G7 Distorted Image Demonstrates CCP’s Intentions
The insight provided by the above image, which distorted an event from 120 years ago and was widely shared on the Chinese Internet, is a valuable if not alarming insight into increasingly aggressive Chinese anti-Western polarisation. The aim of the young Chinese artist, who goes by the name Wuheqilin, was to brand the G-7 as an invader and to recall the Chinese humiliation of the Boxer Rebellion. This was the 1900 uprising that attempted to expel all foreigners and their associated Western culture from China, which had flooded in since the humiliation of the two Opium Wars at the hand of Britain. The uprising was covertly supported by Empress Dowager Cixi and although it failed, it marked the start of the new empire cycle of China. However, the uprising prompted forces from the Eight-Nation Alliance (the UK, the US, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, Italy and Austria-Hungary) to enter Beijing and liberate the besieged foreigners. As a result, the Qing dynasty was forced to sign the humiliating Boxer Protocol in 1901, which imposed backbreaking compensation obligations and a national humiliation that continues today.
The satirical G7 image was designed to stimulate the memory of the past injustice and the humiliation of China at the hands of the West by taking the recent commemorative photo of the G7 – United Kingdom 2021’ foreign ministers standing on the steps of Lancaster House in London and replacing the figures with people dressed in old-style military uniforms from the Eight-Nation Alliance, similarly, posing for a commemorative photo at the same place. The G7 – United Kingdom 2021’ sign behind the ministers had been rewritten ‘G7 – Invaders United Kingdom 1900’. One more provocative, though less-visible, element in the image is a soldier from India – a guest participant at the G7 – wearing a white face mask and connected to an IV drip. The caricature ridicules India as it battles a tsunami of COVID infections.
9.3 The Power Of The Wolf Warrior
Such wolf warrior-style propaganda is designed to mobilise anti-Western sentiment among the young Chinese under forty, who do not remember the experience of living under Mao and are thus far less realistic about the falseness of anti-Western propaganda. In contrast, their parents remember how Mao used similar propaganda tools while making his people suffer horrendously under his inhuman policies. Consequently, they have never forgotten the negative aspects of the dictator who led the nation into the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution and thus they harbour strong empathy for Deng, who put an end to Mao's disastrous policies. To this age group, Xi’s dictatorship holds concerning resemblances to Mao’s.
However, unlike their parents, China's new young adults have no direct knowledge of the dark and painful period of China before the rule of the paramount leader Deng Xiaoping in 1978, who launched the economic policy of ‘reform and opening-up from which they ultimately benefited’. For under forties, the 1958–1961 Great Leap Forward, during which a vast number of people starved to death, and the 1966–1976 Cultural Revolution, which purged intellectuals, are a part of history and were not personal experiences but ones rewritten with a positive spin by the State-led patriotic education of the late 1990s, giving them the world view of the primacy and positive contribution of the CCP.
Recognising this schism in the Chinese population, Xi’s wolf warrior policy is a tool to achieve his domestic political agenda, by neutralising the older population's viewpoint and polarising the young against the West to polarise support for his expansionist agenda.
Meanwhile, the techniques used to polarise the Chinese population and mobilise it against the rest of the world have been expounded in the strategy of ‘wolf warrior diplomacy’, in which diplomatic engagement has been replaced with much more aggressive overseas interactions. Wolf warrior ambassadors are not only sent abroad to lie for their country but to denounce and, if possible, silence any criticism of their regime. This bullying style of ‘megaphone diplomacy’ includes threats against nations and individuals that employ any and all forms of leverage the China can deploy to force obedience and acquiescence. The pattern is so clear that the free world should be shuddering at the thought of the day when China believes that it has become the new military hegemony – the day that the nations of the democratic free world, in a sane mind, should never allow to arrive.