We can thank the Chinese: they lifted the world out of the 2008 crisis. Check the raw numbers, it's amazing what they built. Tangible stuff: concrete, steel... 2.000 hospitals, 5.000 clinics, thousands of kms of highways, railways They are producing scientists and engineers like mushrooms as we speak. This should tell you everything you need to know if you paid attention...
Still we get news about collapsing/exploding bridges, buildings, and stuff made in/by China. I have read they had rebuilt part of the Great Wall, and rebuilt part had collapsed in very short order.
You know what they say, don't you? About how us MechWarriors are the modern knights, how warfare has become civilized now that we have to abide by conventions and rules of war. Don't believe it. MekWars