Why China won’t fill the void created by a diminishing US

The US empire may be in decline, but there are a few reasons why China is not yet ready to become the world's preeminent superpower.

China is expected to overtake the US as the world’s largest economy within a decade. This historic transformation is taking place at a time when the prestige and power of the US is in decline, following its failed campaigns in the Middle East and the global financial crisis.

If America doesn't get its house in order and falters, what will the world look like? Is China, the emerging superpower and the most likely challenger to the US, likely to succeed Washington?

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