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China is no longer the country under Deng Xiaoping. From the Great Leap Forward to the Cultural Revolution, he saw the horrors of Maoism and decided to open up the economy in 1978. Now Deng’s policies are no longer dominant.
Xi Jinping is now the emperor. He concentrated all power. Xi Jinping has devastated the economy with his disastrous zero COVID policy. The protests forced him to make a U-turn. Shortly after the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping abruptly and dramatically abandoned his zero-COVID policy.
China is not reopening in phases. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds. Chinese health authorities have admitted that 80% of the population has been infected with COVID since early December. This means that 1.2 billion out of 1.41 billion people in China have been infected with COVID.
Official figures record just 72,000 deaths. There are lies, damned lies and statistics. Then there are the Chinese statistics. This figure is obviously ridiculous. On January 22, the Chinese New Year came. There has been a surge in family gatherings and temple visits. The same goes for COVID infections, hospitalizations, and deaths.
As in other parts of the world before it, reports from across China said that hospital beds, oxygen and medicines were running out. It is clear that the CCP under Xi Jinping failed to prepare for this COVID surge. They have neither the right vaccine nor the right medicine. China’s vaccine development and deployment has been questioned.
Many analysts in China, Taiwan and Japan believe that the capabilities of Xi and the CCP are now in doubt. Even two years ago, few Chinese students criticized Xi Jinping. Now, almost everyone is critical of the emperor. Xi’s legitimacy and the CCP’s hegemony are now in question.
In 2022, China admits to losing 850,000 people. This could mark the beginning of China’s relative decline. The era of rapid economic growth based on cheap labor is over. This would make China an even more dangerous player on the global stage. External aggression is often a diversionary tactic to overcome internal tensions. Mr. Xi may find patriotism and wolf-warrior diplomacy useful tools in building public support.
Over the past few years, China has taken increasingly aggressive actions against all its neighbors, especially Japan. In 2021, the Sino-Russian joint fleet will sail around Honshu Island, Japan’s largest island. No foreign fleet has ever done this. Last year, Chinese warships and Russian bombers operated near Japan.
In December, Japan released two important documents: the National Defense Strategy and the National Security Strategy. Both of them outlined how Japan could develop a stronger foreign and defense policy to counter China. Japan also increased its defense budget from 1% of GDP to 2% within five years. That would make it the third-largest defense spender behind the United States and China.
Japan does not want any unilateral changes to the status quo and will work with its allies against any unilateral action. Japan also aims to deter any invasion.very clear today’s news— an epoch-making tectonic shift — came to Japan instead of Germany. While the latter is still dilly-dallying as previously discussed by speakers, Japan has acted decisively.
The improvement of Japan’s defense achievements will be reflected in technological innovation. Japan has a memory of making good things. Toyota’s land could lead to the creation of new driverless cars that can operate both in the air and in the water. Japan may also encourage the use of robots in warfare.
Carr is very optimistic about Tokyo’s recent moves. Until now, Japan has been a subordinate ally of the United States. Now, Japan is taking action in Africa to counter the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It no longer operates under the U.S. umbrella, but as a strategic defense partner. It is no longer an American-style peace in Asia, but a fundamentally different alliance from the past.
Japan is also investing a lot of time in India. Osamu Suzuki invested in India, revolutionized the Indian auto industry and achieved historic success. Japan has invested more in several industries. Japan is building a bullet train from Ahmedabad, the hometown of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to Mumbai, India’s commercial capital.
The Japanese are reaching out to allies from South Korea and Taiwan to Vietnam and India. The Quad – a bloc comprising Japan, India, Australia and the US – was the idea of the late Shinzo Abe when he was prime minister. In some ways, Xi’s move has unnerved nearly all of China’s neighbors and given Tokyo a historic opportunity to finally stand up to Beijing. Finally, Tokyo is returning to the pre-1945 days when Japan was powerful and influential in Asia. At a time of historic shift, the balance of power is profoundly shifting.
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