I’ve been warning people for about 20 years that one day China will go to war with the U.S. As their economic situation gets worse, so will their desire to take on ‘the big satan’. Further, when our economy goes down the tubes, that will be the warning shot saying that war is near. My rationale being that if our economy goes down (significantly) our purchasing will go down also. Since we’re the largest buyer of China’s products, that would make a large dent in their economy. Every major conflict started when world economy was in the toilet.
The following article tells of China’s current status and their longer term intent.