China’s Xi Jinping’s ‘Mandate of Heaven’ to Rule the World

China’s Xi Jinping’s ‘Mandate of Heaven’ to Rule the World by George Thomas for CBN News

China’s Xi Jinping has been called a modern-day emperor.

Since taking power eight years ago, President Xi has massively overhauled China’s military, economy, and political influence. Now, Xi is preparing China for global dominance.

Napoleon Bonaparte, the French military leader, said more than two centuries ago that “China is a sleeping lion. Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.”

President Xi has emphatically declared that the lion has awakened.

Reaching back to the language of his imperial ancestors, Xi announced during his first speech as president in 2012 that his nation would embark on the “Great Rejuvenation” project.

“Which, to put it into sort of Trumpian terms, means to ‘make China great again'” Tom Miller, a China expert, told CBN News.

Miller has documented Beijing’s rise in the book, China’s Asian Dream: Empire Building Along the New Silk Road.

Miller says since taking the reins, President Xi has been on a trajectory of preparing China to be the world’s dominant power.

“Under Xi Jinping, China has been very, very deliberately trying to realize its ambition to become the global superpower,” asserts Miller.

And Xi wants to achieve that goal within the next three decades.

“He talks about this centenary goal, so the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949, by 2049 China wants to be the global superpower,” Miller told CBN News from his home in London.

Chinese scholars say it’s also part of the 67-year-old leader’s deep belief that his country has a divine right to rule the world.

“The ‘mandate of heaven’ is from China’s imperial past where Chinese emperors believed that they not only had the right, but they were compelled by heaven to rule the world and there’s this notion of Tianxia, or ‘all under heaven’,” said Gordon Chang, an Asia analyst.

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