China rise doesn’t destroy hege – size of the economy is irrelevant and trade guarantees they don’t even challenge
Jones, 14 – Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Director, Project on International Order and Strategy @ Brookings (Bruce, “American Leadership in a World in Flux,” March 10, 2014, http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2014/03/10-american-leadership-flux-jones?rssid=LatestFromBrookings)//eek
Now, at some point in the next decade or two, China's economy will match that of the U.S. in size. But comparing the two on the basis of size is like comparing the Lakers to a middle-school basketball team - yes, both have 11 players, but the comparison ends there. Even when China's economy overtakes that of the U.S., Americans will be far richer per capita, the American economy will occupy a far more influential segment of the market, and theAmerican dollar will still play a vastly larger role in global finance. America's GDP may have declined to roughly 22% of the world total (from a high of around 25%) but American firms still account for almost 50% of global profits, and American business still dominate sectors like finance and high technology. Oh and there's this: the more China's economy grows, the more ours grows, since China is an increasingly large trade partner.