Not New, Not Clear, Not Honest
When I was at IBM in the early 2000's, I took to referring to us (IBM) as "rope sellers"--as in "When it comes time to hang the capitalists, one of them will sell us the rope."
China's official rhetoric towards the US has been consistent in that we are the enemy, and the focus of their struggle. It takes a special kind of stupid to ignore that talk.
I was at Google in 2015, when the Chinese dictator had a meet & greet with some of our biggest rope sellers. Google was not in attendance, and some Googlers were unhappy that we were not on that stage. Of course, this was three years after China was caught stealing Google's source code wholesale. It takes a special kind of stupid to ignore those actions.
“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
And make no mistake that China's treatment of their Uyghur and Tibetian populations is the template, not an exception.