The Chinese leadership should have studied history.
They are making the classic mistake of nearly every Empire.
And what is that you may ask ?
They are over expanding while things are going their way.
Circumstances can rapidly change leaving a vacuum inside the big Empire.
Implosion caused by external and internal forces is the inevitable result.
That's exactly what happened to Great Britain
.or perhaps just leaving it in the hands of our our American cousins and that beacon of international diplomacy, Donald Trump
You will be a US state anyway very soon so relax. Come move to California so I can take you out to lunch
When the pope is involved in altering the balance of power then you know not much has changed since St Peter Petrus was converted in AD 1.
Pope tried to pull a fast one on donald but fibo cott him. He told donald, "build bridges, not walls"
I sent the Pope/Vatican an email with this: got a very stern reply and ROFLMAO-ed
Talking of bullets to the back of the head. Julian Assange faces up to 170 years in prison on 17 more charges for exposing US war crimes to the world. Meanwhile, those who invaded Iraq on a pack of lies not only still walk free, but are planning new wars against Venezuela and Iran.
Re: Iraq. Tony Blair was the ring leader. He got a medal of honor for precipitating that war. Its a Brit thing, faking evidence to cause a war, then blame America.
I feel it unfair to single out Those That Dwell Over The Pond for special treatment* as their mongrel heritage seems to have done them no favours in the neurone department.
*an efficient Sonderkommando would do them no end of good in tidying up the gene pool.
Look Father, these boys sure do love the US.