By The China Media Project
Xi's use of wartime language is a typical Party tactic to clamp down on internal critics and consolidate his control over the Party, and make it impossible for internal Party critics to criticize his policies. The implication is that any criticism amounts to treason, and siding with the west against China.This reinforces his Han supremacist views and policies.
This is mirrored in the US with far-right movements using conspiracy theories and scare tactics on Fox News, Clear Channel talk radio to consolidate their views of support for January 6 events, and the view that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump. Among White Americans, this is used to fuel the fear that White Americans are under assault, and only the Republican Party is the true defender of their values.