There are two kinds of imperialisms, expanding imperialism and defensive imperialism.
For example, in the 1930s and early 1940s, Hitler’s imperialism was expanding imperialism, whereas British and French imperialism were defensive imperialism.
Today Chinese imperialism is expanding imperialism, and is, therefore, the greatest danger to world peace.
In other words, China is a huge aggressive expanding imperialism and independent of the will of its leaders like President Xi or Foreign Minister Wang it must aggressively keep expanding.
Like Nazi Germany, China will keep expanding, as it is doing economically all over the world by capturing markets and raw materials and militarily in the South China Sea, Ladakh, and so on.