China is currently trying to show itself as an alternative to the United States
wanting to fill the voids that Pres Trump leaves open as he retreats from the world stage
LOL sure thats whats happening .. the previous 30 years didn't matter.
But, how can China maintain that image if they are suppressing Hong Kong and Taiwan?
You assign the wrong motivations, then make the wrong conclusions.
It is always tough to suppress the views of those who disagree, as Pres Trump is finding out as well.
Not in a socialist Democracy.
It is always tough to assure that everyone agrees with you.
You don't need that in a Socialist Democracy.
It is always tough to assure that your team will always be willing to check you for polyps.
Not in a Socialist Democracy.
Is Pres Xi as fortunate?
You are asking the wrong questions, based upon false ideas about what China is, and its goals.