It will happen and I am willing to take bets on it. They are snatching up too many jobs, and competing for the petroleum stockpiles too. Sure, the US wastes a lot of oil with the gas gusslers we drive etc.. But, we also use petroleum products to heat our homes and power our lights and tv sets... Today's report from National Public Radio put things in perspective. The Chinese are in cahoots with Iran, and other Arab countries to change relationships with the oil producing countries. More power to them since Americans are willing to give the power to the Chinese. How? Buying cheap shit made in China instead of supporting home grown products. We are giving the Chinese our money so that they can end up enslaving us all. One doesn't have to believe what NPR says either. Others have been warning of this very serious situation for years. Pat Buchannan was right when he warned the US people to follow the money trail to see who is really running this country. Bill Clinton??? That dipstick paved the road for US jobs to leave China, while taking our bank accounts too. It is unfortunate that George W. is another who cares for China more than his own people in the US.