Despite the signs of increasing authoritarianism, many in the West continue to hold out hope that the Chinese regime will, eventually, shift to a more democratic style of rule. That story is a fairy tale, write Clive Hamilton and Mareike Ohlberg in this bracing takedown of China and its role in the world. The authors argue that today’s Beijing employs many of the propaganda techniques used by Soviet-era Moscow. Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party despise dissent, crave control, steal compulsively and manipulate rivals at home and abroad. Westerners must accept and adapt to this reality.
About the Authors
Clive Hamilton is an Australian author and academic. His previous books include Silent Invasion and Growth Fetish. Mareike Ohlberg is a Berlin-based researcher who focuses on Chinese influence.
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