I am not sure. I say you ask most "Americans" here they complain about jobs going to China. Yet, pay 1.00 for a a couple pairs of socks and never wonder why it is so cheap. Greed is the basis of everything. I often think this world disgusts me... no it does.
It remains to be seen how the rise of Chinese economic power will play out. Already they have a growing middle class that wants an improved lifestyle. They are using fossil fuels at a prodigious rate. The pollution in major cities is endemic. We'll see how it all shakes out.
I agree they are in a devils pit of consumption.
Western societies are now doing a better job with environmental issues.
And that level of consumption might not be sustainable.
WW3 soon. They still want Japan. North Korea still want South Korea. It's just a waiting game. They'll hit when Amercia is at their weakest and America is good at doing that to itself atm.
Well when your up there with all the power in your palms it's different. Anything can happen. Unlikely sure but 100% for no war is not happening. North Korea will attack America it's a high percentage if they achieve nuclear power. China will supply them 100% if they do.