You all have heard it from Chinese in many forums " yeah well we have more exports to the US, Europe and trade surplus vs. deficit - ha-ha we are getting more out of them ".... I think this is more of bane than boom for them - every one of the countries in their top 10 trading partners (assuming they are the west) is actively working on building strategic / military/ security alliances against China. This has to be a concern, no? I mean if the economies (countries) you depend on are actually working against you - then it means / spells a harbinger of doom down the line... Also - guess what it means for India...? If you can show those countries that you can handle/provide the business infrastructure then they will switch to you in heart beat.... do you agree? Do you think this is why China is trying desperately to get out of being a " manufacturing based economy" ?