Is China a threat?
Spurred by the time-deadline placed before me, I read an article in the New York Times about China expanding it's influence in Latin America. This article explained that China has negotiated deals with Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina, and Brazil, giving them large sums of money. This move either shows that China cares, or that they have a lot to gain by doing this. David Rothkopf is quoted in this article as saying, "This is how the balance of power shifts quietly during times of crisis." This comment sort of put me on the edge of my seat thinking that China is secretly taking over the world. Then i thought about it some more and realized that we owe China a lot of money so it's not like we aren't aware just how much influence China already has with us, and in the world in general.