I'm am not the average American and as proof I can asure you that the average American doesn't paost messages on this bulletin board.
Given, China having a third of the worlds population within it's borders, millions still seem to find a way to try to illegally immigrate here every year telling me that something is right with our economy. Look how long we owed France. This is our game. We (not me personally) have just recently allowed China to join the WTO. They are the new "mexican" for our labor force. Japan could hurt us economically, but we could decide to not spend millions of dollars to not protect them anymore from neighbors who would still love to harm them from atrocities committed during the second world war and so forth. They already are bowing symbolically every time the buy our most proven export. "Our" culture. This is the country that the world loves to hate and hates to love. China has nuclear weapons so what. It won't be admitted, but we have biological weapons( sars for example), along with a better airforce and overall weapons as far as guns missiles, and bombs are concearned.
If China has no need to fear the U.S., then why don't they just attack Taiwan and take over to reunify China as a whole.