Ok, disclaimer alert!
Right off the bat, I'm not pushing Chicom narratives. That's nonsense. The decline of the west is engineered by Jews and Anglo-Saxons, not Chinamen. They merely do what is in their own interest.
I'm talking about a more geopolitical issue. The Chinese at the moment could strike several heavy blows to US hegemony. It could dump the dollar and stop buying bonds, sending the dollar into a tailspin.
It could invade and occupy Taiwan and tarnish US reputation. It could fund and promote extremists in Iran and the shia axis and send them massive amounts of weaponry to destabilize the middle east and bog the US military down.
But it has not done anything of the sort. Unlike Hitler, Xi and the Chinese have not rushed hot-headed into a confrontation with the west despite being far more prepared than Hitler's Germany ever was.
The Chinese leadership comes off as remarkably shrewd and patient. They realize that it's inevitable that China would surpass the US. Even more so after the last 20 years in which it has become painfully obvious that the US elites are decidedly anti-American.
There is no need for China to fund any grand subversion or take any daring risk to defeat the US. The American elite is more than happy to destroy the country of their own accord. Ruining the demographics, pumping every sort of social degeneracy in the culture, carte blanche to negro criminals, wokeness in academia and the military, offshoring US manufacturing capabilities....the list is exhaustive.
All China has to do is wait and let things stay on course. Within a few decades, they will far surpass the US. With the west burnt in the fires of messianic negrolatry, the world will fall into their hands automatically.
It's like that Sun Tzu quote where the true master wins the battle before it even begins. China is already the world's leading industrial power and 2nd largest producer of scientific papers. It also has the largest GDP(PPP) and the best human capital on earth due to its high average IQ and colossal population.
The only thing that could derail their triumph is an early war/conflict with the US and its vassals. Its situation is a lot like Germany before WW1. Had Germany not gone to war in 1914 and managed to stall for another decade, it would've matched or surpassed Britain in naval might and become stronger militarily than Britain and France combined.
Thus the Chinese have begun an interesting dance. Under Xi, they have simultaneously let Blackrock set up shop in China and they have clamped down on the free market. They fund and promote leftist politicians in the democratic party and they crack down on western degeneracy and social media in China.
I feel like they're trying to stall for time while at the same time stringing the US elite with financial openings.
While I don't trust the Chinese and think of themselves as one of the great forces of evil in this world, I cannot help but feel some admiration for them. They truly do have a competent ruling class that is clear in its vision and ruthless in the pursuit of that vision.
Xi not Zionald Blompf, is the true 4D chess player.