In general, it’s just a good idea to follow this channel. Shrivan interprets geopoltics from a pretty strict Realist lens; that limits him sometimes, but he’s pretty unbiased (so long as we leave Armenia out of things).
Takeways from this video:
Chian is struggling in Aerospace and Shipping to capture its own domestic market. It wants to facilitate a consumer driven economy, lead by homegrown innovation, but years of copy-paste practices are hard to get away from. Additionally, other low-income nations now credibly challenging them in low-cost exports.
If they can’t find a way to produce higher margin goods, they’ll likely fall into the middle income trap. Combined with aging demographics, it’ll prove to be a firestorm for the CCP to handle, and their legitimacy will take a serious beating.