China’s economy is not only catching up with the US’s fast, in terms of absolute GDP, but China is currently building a transport infrastructure that will link it to all of Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe through the $1T Belt and Road Initiative, which is essentially a modern Silk Road.
It is arguably the greatest infrastructure project in human history – and it will propel China forward.
Chinese construction companies have already secured $350B of construction contracts, but it doesn’t end there. China is building mutually beneficial business relationships with countries across the world.
The US, on the other hand, bombs, bullies and sanctions its fellow countries, not only destroying them but leaving a world that increasingly doesn’t trust it which will leave it less influential than it should be.