posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 08:24 PM
It comes down to the imminent failure / collapse of the US economy. At present the only way to maintain the economy is through warfare and the
associated production of war materials.
Prior to Iraq the US had little oil of there own. A decade of stealing Iraqi oil and sending it to the US to be pumped into the ground and now the US
has a surplus. Yet so many believe the BS that they discovered new oil fields in their own back yard.
Failure of the petro dollar is the failure of the US economy. You can only print money if the rest of the world lets you. It will all come crashing
down sooner rather than later.
China's only expansionist policies is that of economic strength. She shifted into this approach when she started to control her population growth,
which is now stable, a full decade ahead of her own expectations.
Buying from non US-aligned states makes perfect sense to prevent a future stranglehold. China learns from past events and does not want to see a
repeat of the oil embargo that lit the fuse for the Pacific theater of WW2.