And it basically says what John Smith said in his own work: that China, in some ways, neo-colonized (to a degree) by the West. The idea that China is another imperialist power or that China is at the same level as the West is bunk.
I think they can grow stronger and whether they decide to keep the socialist market economy is up to them, but one thing is for sure: taking a “both sides” approach to geopolitics and the New Cold War between the West and China doesn’t work out; it just means that both sides, both the stronger and weaker side, are treated equally and the stronger side wins.
We need to help spread the truth but also work on the ground when we can and organize for the future.
But also: let’s not spread CIA talking points (or talking points that David Harvey sometimes repeats or Vaush)