China has done some impressive things, but corruption is rife in that country. They try to root it out, but it won’t go away. Pollution is terrible. Personally, I’d be willing to let them have the resources in the South China Sea if they would allow freedom of navigation, and if they would put more pressure on North Korea to end its nuclear missile program. The resources probably wouldn’t help them anyway. The money from the resources would line the pockets of corrupt officials and go to the Chinese military. The world is full of countries with huge amounts resources, particularly of oil, and who are terrible places to live. Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, and Venezuala are all countries with huge amounts of oil and who are terrible places to live.