China is still the smaller of the two. It needs to play its cards carefully. The recent ad it took on Iowa newspapers was a dumb move. Didn’t do much persuading and in turn got labelled as a meddler in US politics.
I think simply following DXP’s tried and true strategy is the best. Lie low and work hard. Don’t attract too much unwanted attention to yourself. Never, ever tell the world you are going to overtake US like Xi did. Super dumb move.