This is coolbert:
From Summit News and the article by Steve Watson.
"CCP affiliated researcher says China 'put the U.S. back in its place'”
"[Professor] Zeng writes that the researcher claims 'the Western model has failed, the 500-year maritime civilization is doomed, the CCP has won and ‘will lead the way of the modernization in the new era after the biology revolution’ after the 2020 CCP Virus (COVID19) pandemic.”
THE FIVE-HUNDRED YEAR MARITIME CIVILIZATION?
Nations of the European cultural domain since the time of Columbus and 1492 [the Portuguese before him] pelagic [deep water] oceanic voyages of discovery and exploration. Discover and exploration leading to global trade
Mere trade followed by permanent trading posts, concessions, forts, colonial expansion on a world-wide basis. European powers such as Portugal, Spain, Holland, England, France all becoming wealthy in the process.
All made possible by sea power. That traditional mix of deep-water merchant marine and naval military force allowing for domination of the seas to all quarters of the globe.
China at least until the time of the Industrial Revolution and for many centuries prior to that the most dominant, advanced and prosperous culture/nation/empire on the planet! The Chinese perspective being that China merely regaining what has been always their birthright!