In weapons proliferation, China is one of the worst. Not to mention that the nation of China is one of the worst human rights abusers in the world. For the record, I am against my country's (USA) policy of permitting trade with China. We don't trade with Cuba, so why should we trade with China? We might get regime change in China if we refused to trade with China, although the world economy would collapse if that happened. China's a nasty enemy, and I think we just have to wait them out, like we did with the USSR.
Also keep in mind that China currently gets something like 15-20% of its oil from Iran. The Chinese economy grew by 10% last year; without that oil, it won't do so well in 2005.
And I see we have another protest in the Kurd city in the NW of Iran. Very, very, good! This is what I have been waiting to see. When we start seeing large numbers of mass protests, then we will know the the revolution has started and can't be stopped. Perhaps this is the beginning of it. Yes, it wasn't entirely a peaceful protest, but there isn't any way you are going to have a completely peaceful means of regime change. Though having the Iranian people themselves rise up is both the perferred way and the way that gets the least blood spilt. But still, people will die. Many people died to establish American democracy, then a very radical idea. So we understand.