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Ask anyone who doesn’t work at the White House, and they’ll tell you America is screwed, and that China will soon be running things.

Well, not so fast: it’s not as easy as all that to grow a crowded, backward nation into a global economic colossus, and they may still have a few kinks to work out.

On the other hand, as mentioned in a recent post, China has been making startlingly rapid progress lately in matters military, and shows no sign of slackening the pace. With a hat tip to reader JK, here’s the latest on that unsettling topic.

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3 Comments

  1. JK says

    Given all the good news you’ve already included in this post this item might be overkill:

    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/08/latest-launch-brings-china-closer-to-gps-of-its-own/

    Posted August 5, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Permalink
  2. Kevin Kim says

    One US-China liaison said on TV that China is currently building at a rate of two New York Cities per year. Quite an image, that.

    Posted August 5, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    Wonder what their Chinatowns are like…

    Posted August 5, 2010 at 11:56 pm | Permalink