With has been much speculation about this and talk over the last number of years. Yet I would also say that even this still has an element of speculation added to the mix of intensive research. The following graphic shows chinas GDP growth over the next several years. One of the most obvious things that this does not take into account is natural disasters. We have had several this year — here in this country resulting in the loss of 1000′s of lives. China is becoming better at responding to critical situations but who can predict them and their devastating results? I think that negotiating this ability of how to handle crisis situations will reveal China’s strengths.