Made in China - for how long?
As the world demands cheaper and cheaper goods factories are moving further and further inland to where it can be done for less. If space and its related cheap labor is an issue this growth slows.
The next step? Logical. What happens to any country's massive manufacturing capability? Look at USA at the turn of the 1900s. Then fast forward 100 years and look at how much in the way of textile products is produced there now.
Is this bad? I would say South Carolina and Alabama should be happy to support the infrastructure required for the BMW and Mercedes plants and transition their workforce to higher tech, but there were a lot of people that complained about closing the Textile Mills in SC. Let's forget that the Textile Mills sprouted Mill Villages paid in Mill Money and essentially enslaved anyone since that money was not negotiable with USD. Then there is the atrocious brown lung from inproper ventilation and build up of cloth fibers.
I am sure anyone reading this from [insert affordable labor country here] might see some parallels in the manner in which labor oriented business treats the individual, until it departs.
The fact that this or that is made in China does not cause us as individuals to turn the other way, but it might cause governments to pause for a second to consider the diplomatic and financial implications. Finally it does not allow China to behave as it might have done without a world of individuals watching on YouTube. The financial relationship is now both ways and on two levels.
So we look at Tibet, and at least a few of us see a country that cannot defend itself against a policy of immigration forced upon it. In the end, it is more or less irrelevant to "care" and certainly the world governments do not care enough to risk a stand (and China knows it.) China will never let Tibet go as it looks to expand its borders and ease its population burden through exporting citizens. It just sets a precedent...one that strengthens the case for reaching across and swallowing Taiwan? And what are we going to do about it, huh? Want a war with China to stop it?
Who is next after that?
Certainly not India. They can defend themselves with Nukes and are in mature growth phase themselves. So look around.
All raw materials have spiked worldwide on the growth of China, and will continue to do so. Look at Russia and the Ukraine energy situation. Countries will in the future do what they need to secure resources...at the cost of other countries and whole populations if they think they can get away with it.
Energy in the Gulf is protected by US military presence currently...which is the reason for the black helicopter icon. The invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq sent oil prices up, lowered the value of the dollar due to debt, and physically protects against encroachment. It also allowed the completion of the pipeline across Afghanistan.
The cost of increased energy could be argued to have a pretty massive contribution towards slowing year over year growth in China aside from the normal factors. At the point of the invasion and immediately following, growth was 10-17% depending on whose figures one uses.
Blood for oil folks are simpletons. They fail to see the macro reflected in the micro. The micro was big, but the macro here is a very big game.