A summary of the current U.S.-China tensions designed to be polarizing. A defense official's somewhat hawkish take on China's advancements on a global stage. I think the author takes some stances too far, but mixes them with correct takes (what I views as correct is that the U.S. should combat China economically by leaning into U.S. values).
If you feel behind on what got China to where it is today, this'll certainly get you up to speed. Some of the surprises for how intermeshed our economy is with their's is pretty astonishing (and freightening).