I don't think China is quite on par with Germany or the Soviets in the 30's/40's, but when I watch the appeasing behavior of Western elites towards them, I know their value system hasn't changed enough between that period and now.
Who am I being contrary to, the CCP? It's just a normal, human response to seeing a repressive government brutalize and cleanse a minority group. The Biden administration deemed it genocide. They're not neoconservatives.
One of the funniest things about social media is when you express a view like 80 percent of normal people believe and someone with posters of Xi Jingping on their wall is like, "What edgelord contrarianism!"

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