For some time now, the ruler of China has been talking about destroying the United States and the liberal world order that Washington helped create in the wake of World War II.

Uncovered documents and never-before-translated speeches shine light on what Xi Jinping has in mind. His words are disquieting.

Five years ago this fall, the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) held its 19th National Congress in Beijing. To mark the occasion, Xi gave an iron man speech in the Great Hall of the People, standing in the limelight and reading his prepared remarks out loud for over three hours. Buried amid jargon-heavy prose was a remarkable line: “Ever since the Chinese Communist Party was first established, realizing communism has been the party’s supreme ideal and ultimate objective.”