I'll take a wait and see approach on that front.
But I think China being more capable than either the United States or Europe is an eventual given though. - But more than both? That would be a tall order indeed.
We'll probably be dead before we can look too far into the future ...
China does look highly likely to top both the US and Europe in a little over a decade from now. The biggest obstacle to China dominating both though is their geographic disadvantage so they need more land and resources to make that plausibly happen. Luckily, there is a simple enough path for China to do just that and the solution is to take away their powerful neighbors independence such as Korea, Japan and Vietnam ... (coincidentally enough, none of them are NATO members but the other two have US military bases so China are just waiting for Vietnam to attack them to give the UN an excuse to occupy and annex another region all maybe just to have a stronger claim to the South China Sea)
China is awfully starting to sound like the eastern version of Britain except this time it sounds like they'll really be playing for keeps instead of slipping up like having their colonies revolt/returned against them or end up in failure like Imperial Japan ... (imagine the thought of another world police but only this time they will be truly twisted since their idea of justice only works for what is right to them)
It really depends. (Your link it broken btw.)
Here's the video version of the article that summarizes up things ...
Actually, I don't think any one nation can emulate the infrastructure that China has in manufacturing. While the demographics do favour India over China, their foundations on the other hand do not ... (so many things that India lacks compared to China such as access to electricity during certain parts of the nation/time, sanitation, access to clean water, less severe poverty, a nearly literate nation, educational standards)
The more likely scenario in that the US does proceed with their trade war, they will just develop automation instead ... (I believe this is also the Chinese corporate direction to avoid the rising wages in their own nation)Last edited by fatslob-:O - on 14 April 2018