So, why is this happening?
madman at the helm?
Xi Jinping has taken a strong hold on the Chinese internal power structure. It is not a secret that this has turned up a lot of internal conflicts within the Chinese establishment.
Elites in China were already frustrated with Xi’s internal and foreign overreach, which they argue caused the United States to impose tariffs, support Taiwan, and increase pushback in the South China Sea. Worrisomely, Xi’s foreign policy will likely become more aggressive as he looks for victories abroad, though a serious internal political fracturing could send China’s foreign policy in unknown directions. (Source: ForeignPolicy
But it is not about why Xi’s China is suddenly acting aggressively - which it is obviously doing to hide and manage the internal fissures.
It is about why is China so reckless?
This, you see, is not aggression. Talking tough is aggression. Trade wars is aggression.
But starting serious and intense military confrontational situations with - USA, Taiwan, Vietnam, and India - all at the same time?! That is not aggression. That is recklessness.
So, sit back and think.
Why would a civilizational country with serious planning capabilities where their horizons span decades, if not centuries, start behaving like Syria?
The real story that it betrays is not about internal fissures. But about how wide, deep and imminent these chasms are now!
In fact, Xi’s behavior and actions betray that we might be looking at USSR style collapse of China imminently.
Otherwise, why would be playing roulette with the fate of your country, while it is handling a real medical emergency!
And, this understanding leads us to an even more stark realization. This is just the beginning of the madness. We maybe looking at the Chinese establishment - ok, Xi Jinping - trying to set off the planet’s fuse in ways that only a madman can.