I've had the opportunity to meet some Chinese college students who come here to study, and many come. Oh how do I love talking with them as they are all very intelligent, always earning MD or PHD. Some are very humble, very happy to be here, certainly many appreciate the opportunity they know many their age from their own country may never have. Still others are very proud, nationalistic and look upon our society somewhat disdainfully. It is also very interesting to know what they study, I ask them, and few of the students have any desire to remain in the U.S. either.
China is still on top of it's game. Excess housing means no shortage of housing for a fast growing middle class. Excess also means less chance of a bubble in house prices, which was starting to happen, and they put a crimp on it. They learned to grow the middle class from us, it provides a good tax base, economic base, and political stability. See, China invests in it's people, sure they are still corrupt, who isn't, what country isn't? Fear keeps people in line, even divorce is shunned, that means pick your mate wisely and carefully the first time around. Where here in the U.S., the stupidity of feminist power domination, rewarded and championed, marriage is becoming somewhat of a joke.
The central government is also stacking gold 500-800 tons just this year, they saw how the dollar rose to be so great by being backed by gold initially and see that for what it is/was.
Chinese understand that he who dies with the most toys wins, they are already branching out from the homeland buying properties and companies all over the world.
The neural network of intelligence I see coming out of China is to me pretty impressive.
I have to agree with others, yeah it sure is fun to bad mouth China but what do you expect from a nation of hypocrites.