China’s Web of Geopolitical and Economic Goals, Objectives

Commentary Two well-publicized major strategic initiatives were announced with Xi Jinping’s ascension to power: the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI, also known as “One Belt, One Road”) and Made in China 2025. These initiatives subsequently spawned a mosaic of intertwined secondary efforts that together comprise a veritable, ever-expanding spiderweb aimed at entangling the rest of the world in order to achieve Chinese dominance and control in virtually all spheres of human endeavors. This article is the first of three parts that briefly summarize many of the Spider Dragon’s secondary goals and objectives, all of which are synergistic and mutually supporting. Move Toward a Chinese ‘New World Order’ The Chinese Communists (ChiComs) seek to persuade, influence, and bully the international community by penetrating and ultimately controlling international economic institutions like the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Trade Organization (WTO). The goal is to supplant the U.S.-dominated world order for a New World Order remade according to ChiCom rules. This goal involves suppression of any expression of Western values in mainland China in order to maintain the ideological purity of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Another part involves exploiting increasing Chinese manufacturing and production capabilities to influence, discredit, and ultimately dismantle the liberal values that underpin the world economic system. Another part involves leading the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” to control the world economy in the decades ahead. Reshape Global Governance The goal is replacing the U.S.-dominated international governing bodies such as the United Nations and subordinate entities like the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Engineering, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the International Court of Justice (the “World Court”) with a governance structure directly under ChiCom control. Assert Chinese Leadership on the World Scene The goal is to promote Xi as a world leader while undermining the United States by pushing for a bipolar world and multilateral solutions for problems. This includes PPE and vaccine diplomacy, international trade, leveraging China’s export economy and supply chain dominance, exploiting debt-trap diplomacy, demonstrating Chinese leadership and know-how, etc. All aimed at achieving the new “Chinese world order” goal described above. Extend the Jurisdiction of the National Security Law The ChiComs’ new national security law passed in June 2020 is the first step in establishing a legal framework to control overseas Chinese (and eventually everybody else, too). The law is being “tested” now in Hong Kong in controlling and shaping the population as desired by the CCP. Fully Implement the ChiCom Social Credit System The ChiComs are developing a domestic social credit system whose goal is to “harmonize Chinese society”—or rather, to monitor and control every aspect of Chinese behavior—by regulating the behavior of Chinese citizens based on a point system. They seek to extend this system to control overseas Chinese and ultimately others around the world. Keep the Western Money Flowing Into China The standard of living of average Chinese citizens must increase yearly in order for the CCP to maintain control of the country. That requires continued foreign direct investment in Chinese enterprises, including joint ventures with foreign investment banks. Make Shanghai the World’s Top Financial Center The objective here is for both prestige and control purposes, demonstrating Chinese leadership in the financial sphere and also providing for financial control of major enterprises. Britain’s then-Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond (C) and Chinese Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua (C-R) applaud the launch of a stock link between the Shanghai and London stock exchanges, in London, on June 17, 2019. (Henry Nicholls/AFP via Getty Images) Promote Global Use of the Yuan The goal is to challenge the U.S. dollar as the key international currency underlying the world trade system and eventually supplant the dollar with the Chinese yuan as the world’s primary reserve currency. Lead the World in Digital Currency Implementation This objective is synergistic with the preceding goal. Convertibility of the yuan and an accompanying digital exchange and payment capability with the Chinese central bank would enable the ChiComs to extend their financial empire worldwide. The aim is to decouple Western companies and banks from global capital markets and money flow, making it easier for the yuan to prevail. Implement Blockchain-Based Services Network (BSN) The ChiCom goal is to implement a BSN featuring reliability, security, decentralization, and transparency to monitor and control all economic/trade transactions of users around the world. Joining the ChiComs’ BSN might be a future condition to trading with Red China, and that would mean accepting their

China’s Web of Geopolitical and Economic Goals, Objectives

Commentary

Two well-publicized major strategic initiatives were announced with Xi Jinping’s ascension to power: the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI, also known as “One Belt, One Road”) and Made in China 2025. These initiatives subsequently spawned a mosaic of intertwined secondary efforts that together comprise a veritable, ever-expanding spiderweb aimed at entangling the rest of the world in order to achieve Chinese dominance and control in virtually all spheres of human endeavors.

This article is the first of three parts that briefly summarize many of the Spider Dragon’s secondary goals and objectives, all of which are synergistic and mutually supporting.

Move Toward a Chinese ‘New World Order’

The Chinese Communists (ChiComs) seek to persuade, influence, and bully the international community by penetrating and ultimately controlling international economic institutions like the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Trade Organization (WTO). The goal is to supplant the U.S.-dominated world order for a New World Order remade according to ChiCom rules. This goal involves suppression of any expression of Western values in mainland China in order to maintain the ideological purity of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Another part involves exploiting increasing Chinese manufacturing and production capabilities to influence, discredit, and ultimately dismantle the liberal values that underpin the world economic system. Another part involves leading the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” to control the world economy in the decades ahead.

Reshape Global Governance

The goal is replacing the U.S.-dominated international governing bodies such as the United Nations and subordinate entities like the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Engineering, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the International Court of Justice (the “World Court”) with a governance structure directly under ChiCom control.

Assert Chinese Leadership on the World Scene

The goal is to promote Xi as a world leader while undermining the United States by pushing for a bipolar world and multilateral solutions for problems. This includes PPE and vaccine diplomacy, international trade, leveraging China’s export economy and supply chain dominance, exploiting debt-trap diplomacy, demonstrating Chinese leadership and know-how, etc. All aimed at achieving the new “Chinese world order” goal described above.

Extend the Jurisdiction of the National Security Law

The ChiComs’ new national security law passed in June 2020 is the first step in establishing a legal framework to control overseas Chinese (and eventually everybody else, too). The law is being “tested” now in Hong Kong in controlling and shaping the population as desired by the CCP.

Fully Implement the ChiCom Social Credit System

The ChiComs are developing a domestic social credit system whose goal is to “harmonize Chinese society”—or rather, to monitor and control every aspect of Chinese behavior—by regulating the behavior of Chinese citizens based on a point system. They seek to extend this system to control overseas Chinese and ultimately others around the world.

Keep the Western Money Flowing Into China

The standard of living of average Chinese citizens must increase yearly in order for the CCP to maintain control of the country. That requires continued foreign direct investment in Chinese enterprises, including joint ventures with foreign investment banks.

Make Shanghai the World’s Top Financial Center

The objective here is for both prestige and control purposes, demonstrating Chinese leadership in the financial sphere and also providing for financial control of major enterprises.

Britain's then-Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond (C) and Chinese Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua (C-R) applaud the launch of a stock link between the Shanghai and London stock exchange in London on June 17, 2019.
Britain’s then-Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond (C) and Chinese Vice-Premier Hu Chunhua (C-R) applaud the launch of a stock link between the Shanghai and London stock exchanges, in London, on June 17, 2019. (Henry Nicholls/AFP via Getty Images)

Promote Global Use of the Yuan

The goal is to challenge the U.S. dollar as the key international currency underlying the world trade system and eventually supplant the dollar with the Chinese yuan as the world’s primary reserve currency.

Lead the World in Digital Currency Implementation

This objective is synergistic with the preceding goal. Convertibility of the yuan and an accompanying digital exchange and payment capability with the Chinese central bank would enable the ChiComs to extend their financial empire worldwide. The aim is to decouple Western companies and banks from global capital markets and money flow, making it easier for the yuan to prevail.

Implement Blockchain-Based Services Network (BSN)

The ChiCom goal is to implement a BSN featuring reliability, security, decentralization, and transparency to monitor and control all economic/trade transactions of users around the world. Joining the ChiComs’ BSN might be a future condition to trading with Red China, and that would mean accepting their surveillance, monitoring, and ultimately, control.

Become a High-Tech Manufacturing Powerhouse

This goal involves incorporating automated manufacturing and “internet of things” technologies in Chinese production facilities. A key element is the establishment of the Alliance of Industrial Internet for “internet and collaborative manufacturing initiatives.”

Prepare the World for ‘Fangkong’ (Prevent and Control)

The ChiComs seek to export “fangkong” overseas as a kind of psychological preparation for future authoritarian control by Beijing. The lockdown measures implemented to control the spread of COVID-19 are good examples of what the future holds if/when the ChiComs achieve their world domination goals.

Conclusion

The list of secondary interlocking Spider Dragon’s goals is very lengthy, limited only by the imaginations of ChiCom bureaucrats and the CCP Politburo. And why wouldn’t it be since the West is providing the resources for the ChiComs to explore every possible opportunity to eat our collective lunch? Whatever goals that they can concoct are being pursued synergistically in parallel in order to achieve the objectives they have publicly announced to the world in the Belt and Road Initiative and “Made in China 2025,” as well as at the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party held every five years. Inexorable, relentless, and seemingly irresistible.

Part 2 of this series will summarize more of the Spider Dragon’s goals and objectives.

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.


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Stu Cvrk retired as a captain after serving 30 years in the U.S. Navy in a variety of active and reserve capacities, with considerable operational experience in the Middle East and the Western Pacific. Through education and experience as an oceanographer and systems analyst, Cvrk is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he received a classical liberal education that serves as the key foundation for his political commentary.