As for China having the second largest military, what is so surprising in that? It happens to be the second largest economic power in the world! What else would you expect? The US can unilaterally expand its military and nuclear might whilst everyone else bows down? Remember that the USA has been a far more expansionist power than ever has been China!
Now you are just plain ridiculous . First it is not China that somehow has cleansed itself from the real name of Communist China. Sure they have changed their economic model in order to stay in power but they rule with an Iron Hand . Their is little dissension allowed and everything they do is aimed at keeping power.
They have lost the battle about the Islands in every International Forum but just ignore the findings. Ask Vietnam if they are happy with Communist China and their attempts at what they view as aggression ? Vietnam has moved much closer to the USA then Communist China
Calling USA an expansionist power is just idiotic. The USA after saving the World in WW11 rebuilt Europe and continued to support Germany etc while Communist Soviet Union tried to expand its territory. After the sneak attack by the Japanese , what did the USA do after defeating Japan. They helped to rebuild them in to the 2nd biggest economic power in Asia and for quite some time in the World until China woke up and decided to embrace capitalism economics in order to survive
Tiananmen is not so long ago that many have not forgotten what a despot Regime rules China. Also I still remember the Beijing Olympics where afterwards when Chinese residents asked to be paid for their land as promised that was taken for building out the games, they were thrown in jail.
Anyone who thinks Communist China is a benevolent friend risks its freedom!