Like anything, it's about the money. China is about to overtake the US as the largest economy in the world. The have been doing it by stealing, manipulating currency, horrible labor practices as well as cyber warfare... you name it, China is doing it. This is why it always goes back to China.
<rant>I just wish we had the balls in the US to not only fight back but also call a spade a spade. China would not be in the position they're in without the US. So what are we so afraid of and why can't our leaders not only take action but also speak it outloud? Instead we get a bunch of wimps talking about trying to emulate China's economic model. Why? Because they say it's been successful. So are we willing to go down that path just to beat China at it's own game? That's so far beneath us and what we stand for as a freedom loving republic. We were number one by a long shot without having to emulate a Socialist country. If we just stand up and fight back, we can be again.</rant>
I'm just going to stop there before I get too heated.
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