1:31 What does America not understand about China – and vice versa? 6:14 Signs of Chinese discontent with Xi Jinping 9:41 How the focus on “beating China” distracts the US from other priorities 17:01 Is the US making conflict over Taiwan more likely?
Interesting discussion, just one point: china isnt an autocracy and nor is vietnam, they're political oligarchies / technocracies. When the heads of state and government make serious mistakes and make the political elites unpopular with the people, they get demoted. I think they are generally less repressive and more flexible than autocracies and there's less danger of the level of civic collapse that can happen when autocrats die or lose power.