are they rich? yes.
are they a regional power? yes
do they have growing influence? yes
could they out pace us if we sit back and have shitbrain Presidents and Congress critters? in a damn heart beat
are they a Great Power or Super Power? not even close, yet
Are they standing up to the US?
Does most of the third world already think we're weak due to the idiotic way politicians have handed international various crisis?
I didn't say they weren't dangerous, even now, just not a big of a power player as some think. playing around int he dirt with the kindergarders will only get you so far. Once they decide to come play on the jungle gym with the big kids it's a different story.
China is just like the Soviet Union was, a 3rd world Country with a more advanced military.
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