China’s space program made the pages of [Foreign Policy](http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08/02/photos_china_space_program). Of course the headline was provocative. But the reactions in the comments get really vitriolic. “America sucks!” “No, China sucks!” Really? Is this the best we can do? Having just returned from China, I can tell you that I was struck by the sheer amount of what the Chinese are doing: they have money and they have people, and they seem to be investing that money in ways that benefit people. (If the long-term vision of the communists was to kill off the mandarin, they seem to be taking that mission somewhat seriously. Meanwhile, we seem to be growing our own mandarins here in the U.S.A. at a prolific rate.)
If you are in a video watching mood, check out [China vs USA – Empires at War](http://youtu.be/DznkEjYO1BA). I haven’t done the background research yet to know who produced this film, but it was fun to watch the opening five to ten minutes, which is all I got to watch before other things demanded my time.