The west can and must live with a rising China. But it should do so by being true to the better angels of its own nature. If it is to manage this turn of the wheel of history, it has to look within.China dreams of global heg, challenges American Unipolarity with growing military, South China Sea, Space control, and Belt and Road– proves Unipolarity insustainableBill GertzMay 17, 2018“China ‘Dream’ Is Global Hegemony” -security/china-dream-global-hegemony/ Bill Gertz is senior editor of the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon he was a national security reporter, editor, and columnist for 27 years at the Washington Times. (JM)China's large-scale military buildup, regional coercion, and economic aggression are part of plan for global domination, experts told Congress on Thursday. The nuclear and conventional weapons buildup, militarization of islets in the South China Sea and global infrastructure investments aimed at controlling nations are signs Beijing has emerged as America's most significant national security challenge, a panel ofspecialists told a hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. "The Chinese Communist Party is engaged in atotal, protracted struggle forregional and global supremacy," retired Navy Capt. Jim Fanell, a former Pacific Fleet intelligence chieftold the committee. "This supremacy is the heart of the ‘China Dream.' China’s arsenal in this campaign for supremacy includes economic, informational, political, and military warfare." Rick Fisher, a China military expert, testified that China's military, economic, and political activities in Asia and globally pose "grave challenges" for American security. He warned that the United Stateshas "about a decade" to take actionto counter the threat."The battle to hold off China starts in the Taiwan Strait," Fisher said. China plans to usethe Pacific island of Taiwan, some 100 miles from the Chinese coast as afuture base for nuclear missiles, aircraft, and naval forces that willbe used to coerce regional democracies into bowing to Beijing's will and ending allianceswith the United States. Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calf.) said the hearing is part of a committee investigation into the security and economic threats posed by China and an examination of U.S. intelligence and policies. The probe will include both public and closed-door hearings. Those threats range from advanced military capabilities such as missiles, space warfare, and cyber weapons, and predatory economic aggression, Nunes said. Past U.S. efforts to assuage China through trade, military exchanges, and other conciliatory gestures were unsuccessful in altering China's threatening trajectory, Nunes said. "These previous attempts to appease China failed to improve our bilateral relations," he said. "In fact, Chinahas only become emboldened and may now be the preeminent threat to American security, our economy, and our values."Fanell testified that U.S. intelligence agencies failed for many years to accurately assess the growing dangers from China.