A top advisor to the Chinese Communist party (CCP) gave a speech in 2016 which has been recently revealed to outline China’s multi-pronged grand strategy to defeat and replace the United States as a world power. I introduced this plan in my earlier piece here, and followed up with another piece on how China manipulates U.S. elections and investments in America.
In this piece I will detail other specifics of China’s grand strategy, according to this Chinese political scholar and CCP advisor. These include how China is fostering multiple enemies of the U.S. and creating international crises for America to distract and drain the United States.
Jin Canrong, a professor, and associate dean of the School of International Studies at Beijing’s Renmin University of China, explained that the CCP’s “strategic task” is to ensure that America has no less than four enemies at any one time to stretch U.S. resources while bogging the government down in domestic debates over which threat to prioritize.
“If the United States has four enemies, it will totally lose its direction.”
According to Jin, reported the Epoch Times – as of 2016 – the U.S. only had three adversaries: “Terrorism,” and “Russia looks like another one,” while the United States treats us [China] as a competitor”. But, Jin adds, “It’s not enough.”
Jin added that the CCP had tried to cultivate Brazil into an adversary of the U.S. but was unsuccessful despite the CCP having invested heavily in Brazil in its bid to draw its support on global issues. China’s leader for life, Xi Jinping even visited Brazil in 2014 and agreed to invest in infrastructure in the country’s western region, as well as a railway to link ports in Brazil and Peru.
However, the Chinese regime had given up on this approach and was now trying to find a new candidate to develop into a U.S. adversary.
While not noted by Jin, it is becoming increasingly clear that Revolutionary Iran is a new focus of China’s strategy to find a fourth adversary of the United States to cultivate. The recent 25-year, $400 billion strategic investment deal with Iran certainly points in that direction, as do increased naval exercises.
Then there is China’s role in fomenting or exacerbating international crises to distract and diminish America.
According to the Epoch Times, Jin said the “Chinese regime was at a strategic advantage, due to the U.S. role as global enforcer: Whenever there is a crisis in the world, the United States is obligated to intervene to maintain global stability, which, in turn, drains U.S. resources and diverts attention away from China.” China can sit back and watch the U.S. fight these global wildfires, or help foment them.
The Afghanistan and Iraq wars were excellent examples that cost the United States “$6 trillion and 10,000 soldiers’ lives” and “wasted 10 years” while the U.S. “let China grow big,” he said. Expect China to be involved discreetly in almost every possible global trouble spot or crisis.
Due to America’s economic dependence on China, the possibility of the CCP prompting an economic crisis is also always a consideration for the regime – with one option being for China to dump its holdings of nearly $1.1 trillion in U.S. Treasury securities to precipitate a debt crisis, he said.
And there is always the constant fixture in Chinese foreign policy – engaging in drawn-out negotiations to bog down the United States while giving the Chinese regime time to focus on developing itself. In the past, with the notable exception of President Trump, during such negotiations, the U.S. hasn’t taken punitive actions against the CCP, instead focusing only on preparing and carrying out the discussions.
In February, former Trump deputy national security adviser Matthew Pottinger warned of the CCP’s “negotiation traps,” saying that years of formal dialogues between the two sides, such as the “Strategic Economic Dialogue” allowed China to simply “draw out the clock” while continuing to pound the United States in every way.
Next, I will describe how Professor Jin admits that China built itself into a global economic, technological and military powerhouse by stealing U.S. technology.