One day, when Americans wake up, we'll wonder how we let a communist country come to own us. Unless we decide to just not pay it back.
Under an overturned nest, can there be unbroken eggs?
China's trade surplus in April rose to $16.88 billion - almost double the March level.
The trade gap for the first four months was $63.3 billion, 88% higher than a year earlier.
The expanding gap, in particular with the US, comes two weeks before US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Vice Premier Wu Yi meet for a trade summit in Washington. China this week announced that it will buy more than $4 billion of US technology, seeking to narrow the surplus and head off claims that China benefits from an undervalued currency.