Re: “Advanced technologies” aren’t always needed
Right, sure, Xi was totally our friend before we totally misunderstood all his strangely unfriendly actions and abhorent ideology. You've really convinced me this is all our fault and we should bend over again and let Xi go back to having his way without fighting back at all. He's ever so friendly if you just do everything he wants.
There are for sure a lot of smart scientists and engineers in China, and it is far from sure corruption will decay their capabilities even as quickly as the couple of decades it took in soviet russia. But as you say in China, a fish rots from the head.