Just observing as a non American. What you say about WW1 is true.They cared nothing for Franz Ferdinand, but the Balkans has always been a useful trigger area to play with throughout history.There was a BBC radio discussion with all fields experts who said that there was absolutely no need at all for WW1. It is probably on BBC Listen Again if you want to hear it.
The major factor with China is that they DON'T CARE. Never have done and never will do. Have you seen their population figures lately ?
They have known for many decades that their farming methods of poultry with pigs has caused the Flu epidemics, hence the names Singapore Flu, Hong Kong Flu etc. They DON'T CARE. The WHO refused to name this Wuhan Flu for fear of 'Offending' the Chinese.The WHO is in deep water over it's behaviour and it's associates financing it at the moment.China also owns many of the World Debts. No doubt an attempt to offset the cost of this virus by China writing off those debts will come up.Whatever the real truth of this virus is China has made itself a very convenient hook to hang it on.
Hong Kong is as good as lost. Britain only had it on a lease and no choice but to hand it back.China has steadily reneged on every agreement.
During the lockdown China was installing cctv in the passages and corridors of flats and office buildings to 'make sure nobody broke the law by leaving their apartment. Neighbours could report and get them removed with no questions asked...or cctv checked.
Yes, Race. It is going to get a whole lot worse. If China points out who has donated a great deal of money to the Wuhan Lab as a defense the stakes are raised. China WILL come out fighting.It cannot escape its track record this time. As for the Chinese People it DOESN'T CARE.Clinton had all her ducks in a row for a standoff with Russia. At this time I can't see Russia going up against China without reference to America.Finally, I never see America refer to the Belt and Road Initiative which was at the centre of the outbreak controversy over here in Europe, as the most involved countries, like Italy and Iran, were the first and worst hit.
I'll leave you to it. Hope it calms down over there. Stay safe