Here is a paste from the first few paragraphs of a Wall Street Journal article. I can't paste it all so you will have to go to todays WSJ to read the rest.
For Xi, a 'China Dream' of Military Power
BEIJING—Soon after taking over as Communist Party and military chief, Xi Jinping launched a series of speeches referring to "The China Dream."
It was music to the ears of Col. Liu Mingfu of the People's Liberation Army.
Three years ago, the former professor at its National Defense University wrote a book of the same name, arguing that China should aim to surpass the U.S. as the world's top military power and predicting a marathon contest for global dominion. The book flew off the shelves but was pulled over concerns it could damage relations with the U.S., according to people familiar with its publication.
The day after Mr. Xi's first "China Dream" speech, however, Col. Liu's publisher called to say he had gotten approval to launch a new edition. Now, it is on display in the "recommended books" section of a state-run bookstore.
"I don't know if he read the book, but he has sent a strong message," Col. Liu said in an interview at his apartment here, leaping to his feet with excitement to leaf through letters of support. "He could have grasped the economy, or some social issues, but instead he grasped the military."
As Mr. Xi prepares to add Chinese president to his other titles on Thursday, during a parliament meeting that caps a once-a-decade leadership change, "The China Dream" has become his signature. Officially defined as the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, it in some ways echoes previous leaders dating back to the Qing Dynasty's collapse in 1912. But Mr. Xi is making the idea his own by giving it a strikingly military flavor.
Japan might be a fair parallel but I have thought of China more along the lines of Germany in the 1930s. All three based their aspirations on nationalism where they placed too much emphasis on the importance of demonstrating the superiority of their race over others and feeling like loyalty to their own race should be a national priority. It concerns me when I see countries who host the Olympics putting on magnificent shows which significantly out do any other show ever performed before that it leading one to ask the question just what are they trying to prove by being so over the top. What is the motivation? What drives this deep down? It reminds me of the zeal and mania of the Hitler rallies.
I think it is a concern when people want desperately to show others that they are better. And to some degree they are if you look at their intelligence as the only the metric. It is common knowledge that the Chinese are blessed with a higher average IQ than most other people in the world. Higher than that of people of European decent and higher than anyone else you can compare them to other than the Jews and Japanese. My concern is they believe that they can use this advantage over others to become dominate in the world in a way that benefits them at the expense of others. The Chinese may be smarter on average but I think what they have when it comes to intelligence they are lacking in morality and emotional maturity. As a result their aims are very self centered more so than the aims of others and it makes it much easier for them to justify doing things that hurt others in order to benefit themselves and thinking little of it.
My first wife was Chinese and my son is half Chinese and I have spent many years socializing within the Chinese community here in the Los Angeles Area. The perception of China’s ambitions is not a racial issue any more than perception of Germany's ambitions in the 1930s would have been a racial issue. It is what it is, nothing more.