Who Is Attacking Whom ?
China thinks they are super-powerful and can bully all of their neighbours, except the Russians. An ongoing mini-war with India, crazy demands for sea space in the sea between China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei. Hostile relationship to their commie brothers in Viet Nam. Weekly war threats against Taiwan.
If they were really smart, they would first and foremost polish their relationships and the trust with their neighbors. They would be 10x more powerful if they had good long term relationships. Instead they have driven all their neighbors into America's arms. They could be a power for good, wherever other powers mess up. Instead they have created a huge mess for themselves. And, money cannot buy friendship. Acting like a responsible and kind adult does.