So it’s about I.Q?Flip the question on you, why must the West remain #1?
China has 1.38 billion people with an average IQ higher than whites/Europeans. It's only fair that they rule the world rather than Westerners.
It’s not an imperative that the West remain #1. But I don’t see China as a decent substitute. Sure, the West has its flaws, but it’s well- documented that it course corrects and learns from itself. It’s regulatory powers are unmatched. It leads by virtually every metric in the world that matters. It’s citizens are the most confortable in the world. It caters to its weak and poor. I could go on and on.
Ask yourself if you’d live in China. I’d wager you wouldn’t. China is destroying its environment so hard rn it’s [rich] shill out tons of money on air filtration systems while its poor wear masks that appear to be type the US healthcare system provides its staff against TB patients. They treat populations near amd within its borders horribly.
Becoming a world power would be an extension of these and other behaviors.