There are some cracks showing in the Chinese economy. These will drive political change as China becomes the world's biggest economy.
The Chinese edifice is starting to crumble.
As it does, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) become increasingly desperate to maintain control through ever more stringent policy positions and military posturing.
Ultimately, the problems in China will be exposed through economic processes rather than political ones. That's a positive step because it will drive reform as the communist nation heads towards being the world's largest economy.