China is more of a threat to other country internal growth first and most important, if businesses outsource they are investling less in their own country foremost and from cheaper imports devaluing a stable market which means less VAT or equiv is paidChina is an authoritarian single party state and the regime brooks no individual freedom for it’s citizens other than what it thinks it should. The CP has layers that they will call a democratic process but the reality is that in the main, they rubber stamp decrees handed down from the politburo. In itself a national governing body that I understand is very much dominated by the sitting President. Xi Jinping.
I’d actually describe it currently as a communist state with a Stalinist flavour because of the sitting Presidents penchant for personally dictating national and indeed international policy.
I view communism as just a form of fascism pretending to be in the peoples interests when in fact, it’s more like a dictatorship directing it’s citizens what to do with the threat of severe penalties for those who don’t comply.
What happens in China only happens because the communists under Xi Jinping allow it to happen.
I do think they took notice of the downfall of the Russian communists and have responded by changing their system to one that takes advantage of the capitalist world.
It‘s also allowed them to become much more adventurous outside their own borders and they are taking maximum advantage of that.
China is a threat to democracy and the freedoms that we enjoy. I think that’s indisputable!