Re: The Edward Snowden thread
The US and the USSR never went to war directly, but they were archenemies. China and the US aren't archenemies, but they are adversaries.
Once China gets powerful enough, things will get ugly. Though, China's archenemy will probably always be Japan.
War with America (be it economic, cyber, or military) is just business. War with Japan is personal.
You'd have a hard time getting millions of Chinese people to attend an anti-America rally. The Chinese government could barely stop anti-Japanese rallies they started.