Eventually, China’s actions are bound to lead to war, they keep pushing out further and further into foreign territory and building heavily armed fortresses as they go, and their neighbors keep building up more and more weapons to stop them. I can tell you what will probably push them over the edge into war… As Trump keeps improving our economy and bringing back our manufacturing from China, and forcing China to trade more fairly, their economy is going to start sagging. It takes money to do all that they’re doing and as the money supply drops but their ambitions continue unabated, they’ll first reduce the wages they pay all the workers, sailors and soldiers who are building and manning their weapons industry and military and they may need to enslave workers to keep going. Slavery has always been a part of China.
The military resistance to China’s continued expansion will reach a state of impasse where the encroached-upon nations, Vietnam at the forefront, make it clear that one more small step forward by China will mean war between them.
At this point I think the leaders of China will decide to go for broke. It’s either wage war or give up on more than 65 years of planning to become the dominant world power and watch China sink back into decades, maybe centuries of being a second-class nation. In other words, when their economy shrinks down to a certain point, I think they’ll opt for war. I’m not familiar with the global economy so I don’t know what point that is, but I bet someone does.
It’s almost funny. When they had their Cultural Revolution, they wiped out every last trace of Imperial China and even made their very last Emperor become a common gardener. Now they want to become Emperors of Imperial China all over again, they just call it by a different name.