Tell me I am wrong: Foreign Affairs makes Xi's argument for him. The only case against him appears to by the "imprisonment" of the Muslim Uyghur population in Xinjiang, a charge none of the Muslim countries support, curiously, nor visitors there from other socialist, or non-aligned nations. America must win because of the Uyghurs? When the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and cops are shooting down unarmed Black men in the streets? And putting immigrant children in COVID cages? And spewing racist garbage daily from the President's COVID mouth?
Chinese leaders have believed for decades that the United States is a waning power.
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Leaders in Beijing believe that a declining United States will seek to suppress China's rise.