Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s continuous suppression of Chinese tech giants is signaling a change of heart: He wants to return to the Mao Zedong era—the era of the Cultural Revolution and bloodshed through political struggle. This is a recent move to curb privatization and, in turn, any chance of political deviation. It’s also a chance for Xi Jinping to rein in more power.
But will other officials in the Chinese Communist Party agree to march down this path? I spoke with Gregory Copley, president of the International Strategic Studies Association and author of the book “The New Total War of the 21st Century and the Trigger of the Fear Pandemic.” His most recent commentary suggests a new civil war is brewing in China.