"The CEO of Coca-Cola recently stated that China is a better place to do business than the United States. Muhtar Kent's remarks were prompted by the complexities of America's tax code, its bureaucratic red tape, and its polarized political process."
"The Chinese are patiently preparing for what many see as their manifest destiny to lead the world. After all, China is the world's most populous country. But you will hear few hubristic statements from Beijing. China knows it has a long road ahead. Holding all those U.S. Treasury bonds, it doesn't expect or want America to stumble any time soon. Whatever the CEO of Coca-Cola may say, the U.S. still places No. 5 on the World Economic Forum's national competiveness rankings; China ranks 26th. And among the world's most valuable brands, the U.S. accounts for 60, China for none. However, the Asian Century may just turn out to be all in and all done by 2050, not 2100, unless the U.S. can get its mojo back soon."