I like this comment, because it says what I thought.I am not willing, yet, to concede anything to a country that supresses knowledge and free thought and expression...just yet. Their system, much like Soviet Russia and Cuba will only take them so far before it implodes on them. Think about why we, and some other Western nations have accomplished so much....because we encourage freedom of thought, expression and the ever wonderful "Pursuit of Happiness".
We teach our children to explore and to think "outside the box". We encourage science and experimentation with theory and ideas. We reward innovation.
Their system is geared to manufacture but to not developing new ideas. They fear new ideas.
Again, only an opinion but I still do not believe that their system will take them as far as western nations have gone.
I think that China is a country that is hard to understand (at least for me).
And because of the different ideas people have in china (or can I even say ideology ?), its difficult to make an alliance (that is not just made out of economic or self-interest etc.).
And I really asked myself the question if China is already a super power or not, because the development/ industry is only in the big cities, isn't it ?