War with China highly likely – and the US Administration didn’t helpHendrix 16, (Jerry 5/24/16, “Inaction during the Obama Administration makes U.S-East Asia War Likely.” )China is acting like it wants a war.It probably doesn’t, but it doesn’t want the United States to know that. China’s communist leaders know they must keep growing the economy and improving the lives of their citizens, or riskrevolution and the loss of power. They also know that they are on a clock:Within the next ten years, China’srecentlyamendedone-child policy will invert the country’s economy, forcing that one child to pay the medical andretirement costs of his twoparents and four grandparents. Under these circumstances, the state will need to begin allocating additional resources toward the care of its citizensand away from its burgeoning national-security apparatus. China has to lock down its sphere of influence soon, becoming great before becoming old. It’s time for Chinese leaders to go big or go home, andthey’reslowlygrowing desperate. The United States, for its own part, has not helped ward off the regional threat that desperation poses. Its policy of strategic patience and its prioritizing of Chinese cooperation on nuclear issues to the exclusion of local security concerns have created an almost palpable sense of growing confidence in the Chinese among nervous U.S. allies nearby. The lack of credible Freedom of Navigation operations since 2012 and the Obama administration’s failure to offer any significant resistance in the face of China’s construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea haveemboldened the Chinese to press ahead with their planned campaign to claim sovereignty over those waters. Such claims threaten the national interests of the United States and directly impinges upon the security of treaty allies and partners in the region. An arms race underway- guarantees nuclear escalation with ChinaSymonds 16, (Peter 5/30/16, “The Danger of Nuclear War between the U.S and China.” )Last week’s G7 summit in Japan was dominated by two interconnected issues: the deepening crisis of global capitalism and the drive to war, in particular the growing danger of a clash between China and the United States in the South China Sea. The inability of the major powers to offer the slightest resolution of the economic breakdown is fuelling national antagonismsand the slide toward conflict. The US and Japan pressed hard at the G7 gathering for a strong communiqué critical of China that would justify the ramping up of provocative American military incursions within the 12-nautical-mile territorial limit around Chinese-claimed islets.