So, obviously, China's economy is growing at an amazing rate, they've got the 4th largest economy in the world behind the USA, Japan and Germany, and are gonna keep on growing in all likelyhood. They've also got a gigantic army, and in the next few decades could build up one of the worlds most powerful militaries. With their geographical location, there are lots of weak/poor countries around them which they could easily weild lots of influence over, or even take over. Hell, within their boarders now there are lots of groups of people who feel they aren't really Chinese. However, their President has been giving lots of speeches on China's commitment to peace in the world. Not that what any leader says about peace can be taken literally. But anyway. They're really powerful now. They're gonna get even more powerful at a really rapid rate. What kind of relations do you think they'll have with the west in half a century or so, when they're about on par with the USA. Could we have another cold war brewing? Might there be a democratic revolution, that the west would have to take sides in? Might China slowly reform to allow for more individual liberties and less government control, and become intergrated into the world peacefully? La de da, what will happen?