At a recent summit in San Francisco, a gathering of prominent figures from Silicon Valley, Washington, and Wall Street showed a keen interest in engaging with Chinese President Xi Jinping. This high-profile event, detailed in the new book “Controligarchs: Exposing the Billionaire Class, Their Secret Deals, and the Globalist Plot to Dominate Your Life,” revealed a remarkable eagerness among some attendees to pay up to $40,000 for a dinner with the Communist leader. This enthusiasm seems to align with President Joe Biden’s approach, which leans away from distancing U.S. interests from China.
The book delves into the intricate relationships between global elites and their Chinese counterparts. It underscores how business leaders like Apple’s Tim Cook, BlackRock’s Larry Fink, and Blackstone’s Stephen Schwarzman view the Chinese regime not as adversaries but as partners and collaborators.
“Controligarchs” also examines the influence of Chinese political ideology on Western technology leaders, highlighting Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg as an example. Zuckerberg’s interest in Xi’s philosophies and his VR partnership with Chinese tech giant Tencent suggest a mutual admiration and exchange of ideas between Western tech leaders and Chinese politicians.
The pandemic response strategies of figures like Bill Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci are also a focus in the book. It points out similarities between the strategies employed by China during the pandemic’s early stages and those endorsed by Gates and Fauci, indicating a level of alignment in crisis management between the East and West.
The book further argues that the COVID-19 pandemic proved to be financially beneficial for tech giants like Gates, Zuckerberg, and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. It suggests that future global challenges, such as climate change, might lead to increased information control and the adoption of a social credit system similar to China’s.
Overall, “Controligarchs” portrays a global elite class that not only sympathizes with but seeks to emulate certain aspects of China’s authoritarian model, merging business interests with global political influence.