I can't keep track but they can. Our dear -- our very good and great friends who own and operate Red China (NASDAQ: PRC?) have decided to get all huffy over a published Pentagon report about their growing military might.
"China has constantly taken the path of peaceful development...," spluttered a Foreign Ministry spokescommie. Y'know, like the way they "peacefully developed" Tibet. Other examples spring to mind.
This is the same country that was only the other day callin' for a new global reserve currency t'replace the dollar. Oh, hells yeah, I trust 'em. Not.
Looky here, if China ever wants to get tough, it'll make the GWOT* look like a hair-pulling spat at Girl Scout cookout. Of course our FedGov keeps an eye on 'em. And bein' the United States, of course they publish some of what they've found out. Don't like it, PRC? Tough. We're watchin'.
* Global War On Terror. Doublethinky name, real IEDs.
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