Here is how I framed what is at the heart of the Chinese 2021-2025 five-year plan approved at the plenum in Beijing last week.
Here is a standard Chinese think tank interpretation.
And here is some especially pertinent context examining how rampant Sinophobia is impotent when faced with an extremely efficient made in China model of governance. This study shows how China's complex history, culture and civilizational axioms simply cannot fit into the Western, Christian hegemonic worldview.
The not so hidden "secret" of China's 2021-2025 five-year plan – which the Global Times described as "economic self-reliance" – is to base the civilization-state's increasing geopolitical clout on technological breakthroughs.
Crucially, China is on a "self-driven" path – depending on little to no foreign input. Even a clear – "pragmatic" – horizon has been set: 2035, halfway between now and 2049. By this time China should be on a par or even surpassing the US in geopolitical, geoeconomic and techno power.