China, unlike Russia, engages in soft power. It uses the means of subversion and slow coercion to slowly extend its influence and strengthen its position. It doesn't invade countries or sends mercs/pmc's like Russia does (though they do have their online paid troll farms), China does it more in an economic sense.
However, it is no different than what Russia does. It is trying to expand at the expense of others. It is extremely nationalistic and authoritarian/dictatorial. It must be checked like any other aggressive country.
Ah the arrogance, superiority complex and ignorance of Americans. Just for all the people acting all Hugh and mighty about the US and it's so called "Superior moral values," The US and Russia weren't different to the rest of the world. Both were super powers flexing their muscles and forcing countries to choose instead of letting them decide on their own.
The US has been expanding at the expense of others, it is extremely nationalistic and more and more oligarchic by the year. The US must be checked forest and foremost as The Empire is the biggest threat to global peace and security. The US must be stopped from starting a war with China in all it's arrogance and ignorance.
The Bush regime alone is responsible for 1 million+ deaths in Iraq. And then we have how much money US made in WW1 and WW2 selling weapons to both sides. Yes US sold weapons to Nazi Germany and continued to for a long time. It didn't join the war for some moral reason, it joined because of pearl harbour and the US didn't do much in the European theatre either. Then you have all the coups and deployment of puppet rulers and dictators in South America over the centuries. Destroying Iranian democracy is also on the US's achievement list. Than you have Vietnam, and the Obama regime's attack on Libya and Syria. Afghanistan which no one understands what the reason was and they still don't, even the Americans as the Afghan papers reveal. Oh and the illegal drone strikes, producing and using more bombs than any other country, the torture programs like what they did in Abu ghuraib and do in Gitmo.
The US has been an evil negative force internationally for a long time and it was better domestically but it's declining in that department as well. The Empire is crumbling. You know what happened when workers went on strike for this Pandemic and their treatment? The companies just used prison labour to replace them. The rich were bailed out in '08 and the poor left high and dry, and in this crisis, the same happened. Billionaires are making billions more, the stock market is happy, the government is giving them as much money as they ask for while the poor can't get simple things like emergency pay for essential workers, temporary monthly payments for those who can't work, covering the cost of their healthcare, etc.
China is still worse domestically what with the treatment of Uyughurs but internationally, China is much better than the imperialist US and Soviet Union, for now. I would much rather have the soft power of China than the bullying of the US. And the world sees you as a much bigger threat and rightfully so. Check any polling done worldwide. The Americans need to stop acting all high and mighty and go look in the mirror. First solve the problems of your own empire before talking about another potential one. The US, just like China, is a hindrance to the high morals you speak of.