How powerful is China? We are basically using everything made in China - from agriculture products to daily goods such as cups and plates, porcelain wares to high tech stuff like handphones. And where is USA products? Aside from software - eg Microsoft office, Salesforce and platforms - eg linkedin, Facebook. Hardly anything else comes to mind. And even if a certain product is designed in USA, it's probably made elsewhere because of economical reasons. With the recent trend of China catching up and even exceeding USA in its technological brilliance, I'd expect more and more influence on our life due to changes (how minor it may be) in China as compared to USA. That's how powerful China has become.