China is NOT lending you money, and they are not paying you to support the trade - they are BUYING your assets as a form of investment, thus they litteraly OWN a lot of US.
Also most of the countries in the world buy US assets atm, as due to crisis they falled in price, and noone seriously expects US to crumble in near time. Its a decline in power, absolutely. But its a slow one, thus everyone intends to make money on it.
US atm is basicaly living not because of industry but foreign investitions, as most of the countries in the world invest in it, being so far the economical "leader".
But while it supports your economy, in the ends its those countries profiting from that as they essencialy "own" your assets and industry.
Futilez the Best, screw the rest!
They already do Vessol, but the US makes up a large part of their foreign trade and as previously mentioned the communist party cant afford to lose it, even temporarily. Also while the Chinese economy is doing quite well, its GDP per capita is about 1/8th of the US's so its people are relatively poor. A person with $5400 demands different goods than a person with $45000.
There is one empire that has never fallen. Its a group of families that control the banking system accross the globe.
the chinologist is right.