If you sort through this convoluted monologue, that’s what’s at the heart of it.
“If you know anything about Chinese history, it has always been, the time when China has been victimized by the outer world is when they haven’t been unified at home, he said. “So the central — well, vastly overstated — the central principle of Xi Jinping is that there must be a united, tightly controlled China. And he uses his rationale for the things he does based on that.”
Incredible. It’s a justification for oppression. Can you imagine what kind of permissive signal this sends to China on issues like Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Uighurs?