This has always been the game plan of America for the last decade or so, in that wish China to be poor and divided. Now, as a result of all the bad things happening in the USA piling up, there is a potential soon that the USA is going to be poor (since the majority of the nation are poor and there are 60+f million unemployed for good) and divided (since the nation is in fact divided in ideology and they cannot even get there race problems sorted (bloody hell, China cares a lot more for there minorities then America has ever done)). Hence that is why during this election is crucial, whether if Trump can unite America (which is so that unlikely that it ceased being funny) or simply divided enough that the protesters will finally decided there second amendment on the police/ government (given how he indirectly congratulates his supporters for attempting to kidnap a Governor, well he isn't going to be winning awards for safety or security). If this end up happening, well China might be set back a one to two years to upgraded there technology/infrastructure to standard but the USA will be sent back to the dark ages if there nation gets trashed any more then it already is (there electrical grid, dams, roads, everything are all under threat whether by cyber warfare to simply sucking in maintenance). I can guarantee that very little foreign investor would want to invest in the USA after that due to safety factors and well the dollar by then being completely worthless by thenFrom reading articles and tweets of the current crop gop/republicans (they are not the Bush 1 gop anymore), they really want China to fail and become poor/chaos again. Nothing less would satisfy them. I think the liberals still believe/hope for a peaceful rise of China. China is in RCEP and BRI, I think the ability of forming an anti-china gangsters outside of some of the 5 eyes has likely past.
The media portrays China being on the ropes but the cold hard facts show that if the USA cannot get there shit together this month (which is impossible but don't tell them that), they are looking at so many different collapses happening at once that could end up making China the super power and the USA a third world country that might end up being the target of sanctions (well, this one might be a massive gift to Iran and Venezuela because come on, the USA sanctioning both nations where a pandemic is going on, that is low so sanctioning the USA is only karma).