Chinese Leader Xi is a nationalist using archaeology to stir up nationalistic pride because China is having its civil war soon with Hong Kong and needs distraction.
“I think what Xi wants to say is that today if we can’t have the world, we can still make the world’s greatest civilization,” Xia said. “The center and the driving force of world civilization is not in the West at all. Not in the United States, but in China. Xi wants the Chinese people to have a sense of nationalistic pride.”