Former Deputy National Security Advisor & Intelligence Committee chair S D Pradhan:
"The manner in which Xi is pursuing policies for self-projection & ensuring loyalty of the CCP members reminds us how Adolf Hitler manoeuvred to grab power in his country."…
"Hitler’s most important step was to declare himself as the Fuhrer and assumption of the powers of Reich Chancellor after the death of President von Hindenburg in August 1934."
"Soon after on 20 th August, 1934, the longstanding oath taken by state officials was changed so that they no longer swore loyalty to the German constitution but rather to Hitler as head of state."
"Xi Jinping has similarly soon after taking over as the President of China in December 2012, declared himself as the ‘core leader’ of the CCP doing away with the collective leadership. He got himself equated with Mao."
"Like Hitler, Xi has eliminated all those who could oppose him, through several purges in the name of removing corrupt members. The Politburo is now filled with his loyalists."
"Xi like Hitler has ambition to dominate the global order. If Hitler wanted to extend his empire based on lebensraum, Xi is also making assiduous efforts for expansion based on the Chinese Dream of restoring (imaginary) dominance that China enjoyed in the past."
"While Hitler used..muscle power, Xi is using not only muscle power but also economic power..The debt trap diplomacy, known as the Belt & Road Initiative, is employed to obtain strategic concessions. [Also], Xi is changing the facts on the ground to justify the Chinese claims.
"Like Hitler, Xi believes that effective means of psychological campaign could turn lies into truths resulting in the change the perception of people."
"The use of social media has multiplied several times for propagating Chinese views and claims. Big data, which is stolen or acquired through other illegal means, is being for specialised influence operations."
"While Hitler targeted Jews, Gypsies (Roma and Sinti), homosexuals, communists and other political dissidents, and those Germans who were viewed as inferior; Xi has launched genocide against Uyghur Muslims, indulged in the repression of Tibetans and Mongolians."
"Whether Xi meets the same fate like Hitler or not would be known later as the situation unfolds. The future historians would examine why the International Community tolerated Xi’s aggressive policies for so long as also their limitations and compulsions."
"Why anti-Chinese alliances took so much time to come into existence to contain China? Was the International Community inveigled by the Chinese projection of its ‘Peaceful Rise’?"
"While these issues would be scrutinised in future, the early indications are that the International Community is no more willing to tolerate Xi-led aggressive China."

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