2003, I spent 2 weeks in Beijing. 9 out of 10 public bathrooms didn't contain a toilet, just a hole in the ground, makes you feel sorry for the women. If you ask for napkins at any restaurant, expect a dusty roll of toilet paper instead. As for people who don't want to leave, every millionaire I've met in Shanghai had sent their kids over seas and have applied for non-Chinese citizenships themselves in fear of their wealth confiscated by the Chinese Communist government. The only ones I've met who said they'd like to stay in China are those who clearly aren't able to leave. More than majority of the population live in dire poverty in Shanghai, making an average of $200 USD per month, those on the country side make roughly $100-$150 USD per year. Car sales can't further much because the cities simply don't have enough roads to accommodate anymore congestion. It's so bad already, back in 2005 it sometimes took an hour and half LITERALLY to get from one end of Shanghai to the other (not including Pu Dong, the area across the river). What's really hurting Chinese exports, is the fact that Vietnam is now in the game as well. Vietnamese exports of low-tech products are much cheaper and their quality aren't much worse. That was how I lost half my clients while exporting from Shanghai. Therefore, China will have to fix these domestic issues to become a serious economic threat to the west.