China leadership most never takes a calculated risk, their adventures are planned decades ahead. Case in point, Boeing has made a deal with the Chinese devil transferring jet engine technology and trade secrets to the Chinese. This is no checker game it is for real. And the controversy continues as the United States is set to sell and transfer nuclear reactors along with technology to suppress submarine detection. This vividly brings to mind the iconic saying by Vladimir Lenin, “The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” Lenin was most prescient.
Over the years we have bought Chinese made products manufactured by slave labor thereby transferring trillions of dollars to China. In turn they have purchased manufacturing firms, oil companies, mining companies, software-computer companies and technology. Their industrial espionage is well known . On their way to equivalency in many industries China now is an existential threat to the United States and its neighbors. Take the most recent Spratly Island dispute for evidence of such.
The sad part about all of this is that the United States cannot do anything about it. We owe China three trillion dollars, we have a debt obligations close to 100 trillion, many of our states and cities are bankrupt. Our defense establishment has withered on the vine. In sum the United States has sold the rope which in the end will be used to hang us.