Extraterritoriality. The recent repression is worse because China’s officials are attempting to extend it beyond China’s borders.
Exactly. The Oversea-Chinese did not extend China’s borders, they worked beyond them, and, in such a position, they were considered the Child of the Parent.
Now positions are changing. More exactly the posture is changing.
The Parent can now be observed to be moving and posturing the boarders (much like the Europeans moved the boarders into North America and postured much of the world in their image), especially the South China Sea and Pacific (Actually Austrailia, forget Taiwan and the Phillipines, they are lost).
The world (and specifically the Trump administration) are going to be dealing with the Parent of the Children now in the South Pacific.
In that context and content, the Americans will be blind to the change of relationship between the two. This new relationship between China and the US will be different than what any other US administration has dealt with before.
War will be determined by the interest, honor, and fear this new relationship has on the environment that the Chinese now occupies, and especially now that the Parent instead of Child is the one who is the focus of that distribution.
War between China and the US is probably enevitable, because the Trump administration, at least those producing policies instead of tweets, are blind to change, because of their culture.