By: Lianchao Han & Bradley Thayer – December 02, 2021
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) recently passed its third resolution on history, boasting of its 100 years of achievement. But the document focuses mainly on the so-called historic breakthroughs and landmark achievements done by China’s current leader, Xi Jinping, giving him the title of “Great Helmsman” — a term previously reserved for the god-like dictator Mao Zedong. It’s another indication of Xi’s intent to rule for life.
This resolution firmly establishes Xi as the core leader and “Xi Jinping Thought” as the guiding ideology for China. A consequence of this is that, as the great-power competition intensifies between the United States and China, we have no choice but to understand Xi and his ideology. The ideology compels the CCP to achieve its second centenary goal, which is to displace the U.S. as the dominant global power and create a China-centered new world order of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
In sum, there is an ideological war between the liberal world order and China’s new order, and this compels a… [Continue Reading]