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One Man’s Plan to Reverse Biden’s American Carnage

China’s rise presents the US with a rival that is harder to understand than any who came before…

But Americans hoping to understand the new global superpower have one excellent asset: a hitherto unknown power behind Xi’s throne has written an entire book revealing exactly what he thinks of America.

The book is America Against America by Wang Huning, the secretive grey eminence of the Chinese Communist Party…

Along with its growing economic and military power, China has also launched a dramatic social engineering effort meant to avoid the catastrophic social rot that has gripped America, South Korea, and other wealthy nations. Over the last few months, China has:

Limited children to three hours of video games a week.
Shut down the private school tutoring industry.
Banned TV shows starring “sissy” men and all reality TV shows starring the children of celebrities.
Restricted advertising for expensive cosmetic surgery…

Wang’s observations add new context to China’s recent crackdown on powerful tech companies like Tencent and Alibaba. While foreigners often frame this crackdown as a general attack on monopolies or rival power structures, it’s not that simple. China is attacking companies that dominate the “soft” side of tech—video games, social media, and online shopping—while leaving the “hard” side largely untouched. It may very well be that this campaign reflects Wang’s desire to protect the core engines of Chinese well-being, while weakening the companies that pull young people into the land of the lotus-eaters. Read more…

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