The US has been funding China’s rise since the 1980s. From John Eidson at bluestateconservative.com:
Over the last three decades, China has undergone an electrifying rags-to-riches ascent … at America’s expense. Its stunning rise could never have occurred without the willing assistance of four U.S. presidents who sold-out their country’s workers and then stood by and clapped as China ate America’s lunch.
A friend of mine who has raveled China extensively described what the country was like 30 years ago:
Its cities were sprawling, impoverished places with dirt roads and low-rise structures. With few automobiles in the country back then, the Chinese people got around mostly by bicycles and motor scooters. The country had only a few tall buildings and just two large airports, in Beijing, its capitol, and Shanghai, its financial center. China had no modern highways, bridges or high-speed rails, and the only trains that traversed the country were pulled by antiquated steam engines.
To see how dramatically things have changed in Wuhan, please watch this 40-sec. clip of the Chinese city where COVID-19 originated. The Wuhan of today bears no resemblance to the backward, desperately poor place it was just three decades ago, and the same is true of cities throughout the country.
Over the last 30 years, China has undergone a stupendous, caterpillar-to-butterfly transformation that has created some of the world’s most eye-popping roadways, bridges and architecture. Now within sight of overtaking the U.S. as the world’s dominate economy, China has also built a massively lethal military that poses a serious threat America’s long-standing combat superiority — as reported by the Washington Times, China’s military is forcing the Pentagon to confront the end of U.S. battlefield dominance.