Watch the entire video below but the part in interest is after 25:00.
Deng Xiaoping realized that socialism was an abject failure which was destroying the Chinese people not benefiting them. He understood that the Maoist way would end up in an anti-socialist revolution which would throw out the Chinese Communist Party.
Xi Jinping has chosen the Stalinist totalitarian system instead. This will not end well. It is much more likely that Xi's model will ultimately lead to war. As a socialist totalitarian dictator's run into economic problems they need to find an enemy to orient the people against. The US has been the world's all-purpose enemy since 1945. Further, China is trying to rebuild regional suzerainty through a tribute model by using the Belt and Road initiative and other mechanisms to bind the nations surrounding it as tributary vassal states.
Two interesting reminders from the 2016 presidential election
"Huffington Post prediction, timestamped 12:43 a.m., EST, November 8.
"Donald Trump won this one Beverly Hills neighborhood while Clinton took rest of liberal Westside.'"
The timestamp shows that Huffpo's model was showing Clinton winning 98% of the time to Trump's 1.7%. They must have used one of the climate alarmists to build this model! One should rely on neither electoral nor climate models.
In Politicized Justice, Desperate Times Call for Disparate Measures | National Review
We are gonna need a bigger prison to hold all of the Clinton/DOJ/FBI convicts.
These Lifelong Democrats Voted for Trump and Aren’t Sorry
"Bonnie Smith was one of the unlikely participants in that unforeseen realignment that happened across the Great Lakes region in hundreds of communities like Ashtabula County, flipping Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Iowa into the Republican side of the electoral college after serving as what journalist Ron Brownstein dubbed the reliable industrial Democratic “Blue Wall” for decades.
High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University
Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree.
"All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,' " Morgan said. "Everybody's so gung-ho about going to college."
So he tried it for a while. Then he quit and started training as an ironworker, which is what he is doing on a weekday morning in a nondescript high-ceilinged building with a concrete floor in an industrial park near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Morgan and several other men and women are dressed in work boots, hard hats and Carhartt's, clipped to safety harnesses with heavy wrenches hanging from their belts. They're being timed as they wrestle 600-pound I-beams into place.
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Don't tell the climate alarmist, they are already in a funk that CO2 only has half the expected effect!
Uh Oh! Substantial Chance' Trump-Korea Summit Is Off
Also, notice how Trump's stance on ZTE has changed. Just a short while ago he was ready to let ZTE get back to work, perhaps with some fines. Now he is not. It would appear Trump is using ZTE as his first sacrificial lamb in the attempt to denuclearize the NorKs. China will have to do the heavy lifting of convincing the NorKs to negotiate the elimination of its nukes and nuclear program. Kim has balked, but China has to understand that the US is now intent and focused on the denuclearization of Korea, not just a deal putting some part of the nuclear program on ice.
How far is Trump willing to go, as far as it requires. As of now, if China cannot affect a change in the NorKs, ZTE will be toast. Other Chinese companies, banks, and tariff sanctions will likely follow until China begins to pressure Kim to agree to denuclearize Korea.
Trump is not Obama, Trump is uninterested in blather, or partial deals, he wants results. He has decided that Korea will be denuclearized and he will do what is necessary to make this happen.
The last President willing to focus on and pursue an issue to its end was Reagan and his demands that the USSR tear down the Berlin Wall. Reagan won, the Iron Curtain fell, the Berlin Wall fell, and two years later, so did the Soviet Union.
Trump's resolve regarding the Korean and the Iranian issues will change how the world views the US. Trump's resolve will bring much deeper security to the world, although it could also cause strife before we can get to peace and security. Such are the wages of incompetent leadership for the past 25+ years.