China proved fascism: intolerant, ethnocentric, state capitalism – won the political battle of the industrial age. The face-before-truth that the party practices top down instead of continuously educating the polity, and generating at least local rule of positive law they need.
China is a leftist practicing leftist techniques. They are, like women, very authoritarian, very socially constructive, very shame sensitive, and they are just playing snide tit for tat over our criticism of suppression of Abrahamic religions, and ‘human rights’, and corruption.
As I’ve said elsewhere, aside from trying to become a world military power that hurts their long term strategy, they do almost everything right – except lie all the time to save face, instead of saturating the environment with truth and the truth of how hard the party works.