We're having a trade war! How exciting. So China is... our friend? Enemy? FRENEMY? They... want to take over Asia? Taiwan? The US? THE WORLD? Are they a fair trading partner or a cheater? A reasonable place or a dictatorship?
There are many conceptions and misconceptions about China. Let's start taking them on.
George Friedman, The Next 100 Years
Beijing’s Power and China’s Borders: Twenty Neighbors in Asia by Bruce Elleman and Stephen Kotkin