Lots of noise over the China/Japan island dispute and how big, scary China will flex it’s as yet unseen military might. Uh huh. This is not the Asian century. China is not a world player, they are a maker on tiny plastic things for the amusement of the developed world.
This is the most accurate portrayal of that I have ever seen written:
Precisely. When we have used up China to our satisfaction, we can turn to anyone we choose to provide our manufacturing. Like Mexico for example. And they would be happy to do it. Everyone thinks China has us in a corner, when in fact the opposite is true.
China owns US debt. Debt which can be repudiated at a whim and cannot be used to buy anything the US does not want.
China does not have its own market and is decades away from it. Regardless of how many iToys Apple says it sells there.
Messing with Japan is having them expose what is really on their minds and they would be foolish to “flex” their non-existant muscles at Japan or anyone else for that matter.
Their military is a joke, their planes glow infrared like a flare and their single aircraft carrier is a relic.
Im not really sure what they think they will gain from this, but exposing how new they are to the way the world works.
Simple as that…