China invested in education in a big way. IN the nineties many of my young family members and those of friends who were studying in western countries and Australia used to tell us that Chinese outnumber all foreign students in all universities worldwide plus they were very hardworking. Today they are reaping the dividends of their investment. Chinese are 'doers' not dreamers. Unlike US the Chinese have not fought expensive wars and instead have welcomed investments by western nations. Today they are major suppliers of manufactured goods to almost all the NATO and non-NATO countries in Europe and US. Any disruptions of Chinese goods sends these countries into panic. The US cannot militarily harm China because the major US mega firms will collapse as their investments in China will drown. US credibility has also suffered heavily by their unilateral decision to withdraw from Afghanistan without consulting their European partners. Their 'America First' policy maybe good for US but their 'Policing' the world has suffered.