Don't Forget About the Rising Dragon of China I actually have the sources to write a more informative article on this topic, but I am short of time, so I'll just draw your attention to the BBC article:
China's is rapidly extending its military reach and could pose a threat across Asia, a Pentagon report warns.
It says Beijing has retained its focus on Taiwan -- but increased spending on aircraft, ships and missiles means it could project power further afield.(1)
Keep in mind that the so-called "People's Republic" of China has never for once respected the self-evident rights to life, liberty, and the opportunity to acquire and retain property. We ought not be trading with them. It is our buying of Chinese goods that is allowing them to build up their military might, which they have promised to use in the conquest of Taiwan, a sovereign and free state.
(1) BBC Staff Writers. "US warns against Chinese build-up," BBC News, Asia/Pacific, 2006 May 23, paragraphs 1 & 2, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5010632.stm (last accessed 2006 May 23) _____________________________________________