Back in the day when the world was more or less normal, I would often walk through a train station (I love train stations) on the way to or from work. There was (is?) a newsstand in the main hall that I would occasionally stop in for a few moments to scan the book shelves.
Weirdly, at some point a number of copies of The Governance of China by Xi Jinping… in English. This was odd because all the other books were in Polish, just this one wasn’t. I dismissed this as… I don’t know, just weird distribution thing like Scientologists buying L. Ron Hubbard’s terrible fiction to keep him on the bestseller lists… over the years I’d heard or read a few dismissive comments about the book but it seemed no one was paying attention.
Now I’m thinking that maybe more people should have taken this seriously. After all, his political philosophy has effected the largest change in the global socio-political order since the collapse of communism in 1989. And it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Almost every country on Earth has adopted the worldview and governing policies of the Chinese Communist Party without a shot being fired or a single wall falling.
Are there hints of a desire to export Chinese governance methods along with Chinese slave labor goods in the Governance of China? If so, then what else is in that book? Forewarned is forearmed as they say and it might be worth people’s time to see what else might be coming down the pike…