China is hellbent on pursuing its goal of galvanizing itself as the leading global power. This does not mean China has left its problems behind. It is important to remember that politicians, even those in China, tend to go to extreme efforts to avoid taking responsibility for the problems they create.

History shows that one way a country can kick their gross domestic product higher is to build a false economy based on infrastructure or war. The article below focuses on where China wants to go and how it got to where it is. This includes its huge debt load and dependence on new credit creation to drive its economy.