The new great wall of China surrounds the whole country and keeps the barbarians outside. Inside that everything will be controlled by the party, as that is their supreme mandate.
The goal is a three layered world. Within China the CCP permanently 'guides' the people and economy. In near East Asia is being erected the new "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere", made possible by military might. Beyond that are the barbarians to be both exploited and ignored.
Imperialism, mercantilism, and disdain. The CCP has all of history to study to pick the best approaches to maintain and expand its power. Truly, all it need do is copy those who have successively threatened it through the last 200 years. Britain, Japan, Russia, the West in general. So... imperialism, mercantilism, and disdain.
Understand now what has always been true. Without any force for correction, the CCP will always fight for its self, to extend its self, to guarantee its self. They have always been at war with everyone else.