Re: Missed Opportunity
China's economic "threat" (if it is that) is entirely of our own making. China has such industrial muscle because we've all outsourced a large fraction of manufacturing industry to them. It's us who are giving them the money to grow. They might be playing a little fast and loose in some countries with weak governments and bountiful resources, but they're not these days invading countries and making off with the loot. We're all simply voluntarily handing the loot over in return for cheap goods we can't be arsed to make ourselves for the cost we're prepared to pay.