The Chimerica divorce has been in the process for a while in fact there’s an article in Newsweek 2009 about it also featured in global issues highlights how the PLA focuses itself on counter-US military capacities as well as utilizing its reverse engineering capacities that are enhanced by globalization making China a major manufacturing and production hub. People forget most factories can be rapidly shifted towards war over quantities of goods for US consumerism.
It doesn’t take much to realize Russia is offering China a trade while the US is merely offering debt. Yeah, it should be obvious China will side with Russia for economic as well as ideological reasons. Did I mention the Leninist-Marxist Dialectic Russo-Sino ideologically share predicts their global domination and the destruction of the US?