In his Washington Post column, Fareed Zakaria says that Washington has succumbed to groupthink on China. He says:
Washington has embraced a wide-ranging consensus on China that has turned into a classic example of groupthink.
Today, U.S.-China relations are a mess. China continues to do things that alarm Washington but there is no discussion between the two sides.
Today, Beijing’s warhead stockpile is estimated to be over 400, and China is on a path to more than triple that. Meanwhile, Russia has practically abandoned all nuclear arms control talks and treaties with the United States. As I’ve noted before, we face a new nuclear age in which two of the three largest arsenals on the planet are closely allied, with their missiles likely targeting the United States.