China is certainly the proverbial wild card here because of their economic situation. In a hypothetical war between Japan and China, I honestly can't predict what the U.S. and its buddies would do in terms of sides. Scary stuff, indeed!
Our general relation with China are ok,and much stronger than they are with Korea ,but China is now the other super power,not Russia .
Given my inclinations ,this is very disconcerting for me,overall .