China’s global prominence is not only because it is the largest provider of commodities and manufactured goods. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been equally successful in terms of politics and diplomacy, and it manages to do so by selling its authoritarian model across the globe. Whereas developing and fragile states are more susceptible to it, also Western democracies have been receiving these implicit totalitarian elements.
Rhetorical attacks between China and the United States have arrived at an all-time high after the Eastern Giant has sparked world-wide antagonism with its crusade against human rights and its aggressive foreign policy. A confrontation between the two superpowers could bring disastrous consequences for both, but one of the most striking might be the ultimate vanishing of the Chinese Communist Party. If the party is to maintain its grip on China, it has to play its cards well, and a foreign port in Pakistan could play a major role in it.