Judging by China's history, dealing with China scares the crap out of me. I had a customer who was an admiral with Navy intelligence during WWII and the aftermath of. I would plan my PM's at his house for the entire day because I just loved sitting with him and listening to his views on China and Russia. He met and married his wife in Russia where he was posing as a Russian diplomat. This guy attended dinners with Stalin.
Anyway, he also lived in China for 15 years as an agent. He was there during the evacuation of missionaries when China closed it's doors to the world. He has several books written about his experiences in China as well as in Russia, but the Chinese accounts are absolutely brutal. He and I had a discussion on China when the military let loose on protesters in Tianimen Square. The Admiral said he was not at all surprised by China's reaction. This man, who is considered one of the foremost informed American's on the Chinese from a political and militaristic standpoint, believed that the Chinese are about the most bigoted race of people on Earth. His opinion was that the Chinese would only tolerate other races long enough to obtain updated technology and then isolate themselves again once the outside world became too influential on the Chinese people. History proves out the Admirals opinions of the Chinese.
What I am getting around to is that if history serves as a standard, China will at some point once again oust all outside influences from China and close it's doors to the rest of the world once again. If this happens again, it will most likely be Taiwan that China will use as a portal of trade to the rest of the world, as Hong Kong was in the recent past.
If this does happen, and I believe it will, I just hope it is not as brutal as the previous times China has closed out the rest of the world. If you think that Muslim beheadings are brutal, just wait till you see what the Chinese do to people they no longer want around.