Japan thinks China should embrace nuclear disarmament at the very time the US is refurbishing it's nuclear arsenal, as well as building new weapons.
Pakistan isn't likely to stand for this for long. Especially when India starts it's "nya, nya! we get the guns" crap.
I'd say that George's decision to share advanced weapons technology to India clearly indicates the possibility, indeed, the probability of nuclear proliferation.
China is the largest trading nation on the planet, ONLY doing what it learned from the US. Given America's penchant for always playing the game in a foul odious way, I'd say it takes some balls to tell people to "do as I say, not as I do."
The US has failed out of hand to realize it ISN'T the only superpower in the world. There are still three. China, The Russian Federation, and ahem, the US.
Further, Rice's embrace of the same Indonesians that slaughtered thousands of East Timorese and damned near sent Amy Goodman to her reward, is perverse in the extreme. These people are terrorists.
I recall that George thought the appropriate response to the Tsunami for Indonesia was shore up their military. You know 2 x 2 = 13? The other countries got the leftovers.
China has come up fast, and has done the US a few BIG favors, such as buying some 4% of US debt, some 700 or so billion dollars.
All the while looking for other currencies to back it's own with. Further, a huge portion of outsourced work went to China leaving American workers on social programs that Bush is, as we speak, gutting.
I spent some time looking through Walmart, and Sears as well, and better than 80% of the goods compared to the total were made in China. Craftsman power tools, and virtually anything at Walmart. Tires, clothes, household items, you name it.
The US well knew China would invest a huge portion of it's GNP in military Hardware. Including Nuclear weapons.
American business moguls let greed get the best of them, and they are enroute to a concrete wall at light speed. (186,000 miles per second) What a tapestry that will make!!
Condi's Romanesque proclamations beg the question, "who's watching after this kid?" She is apparently unaware that the US has no power over China. China sells to the Globe, not just the US.
China, on the other hand is in a spectacular position to have unwanted sex with the US. The US can't stop China from beefing up it's military.
Further, the sick behavior of the US for at very least the last six years has given MOST countries the desire to build up some sort of nuclear force to keep the US and Israel from doing stupid things.