Im sorry I can't hear you over the sound of this kick *** music.You're finally starting to understand. The only thing that matters is power - not ideology, not pet causes, not ethnic hatreds, not historical grievances - just pure, raw power.
Let's take a look at the countries in your pitiful attempt to troll and get a rise out of me:
Russia - firmly in China's corner.
UK - irrelevant and heading for breakup. Begging to do business with China.
France - irrelevant and begging to do business with China.
Germany - irrelevant and begging to do business with China. To say something positive about it, it's slightly less rhetorically annoying and slightly more realistic than its fellow Western countries.
Japan - slightly more relevant given its geographic proximity with China, but ultimately a vassal country with no independence. Today it's a US vassal, tomorrow it's a Chinese vassal.
Let's see any of these countries fire a shot at China in anger. Let's see them dare it.
By the way, China ruled over all of Southeast Asia as suzerain before the West's invasion. Like you say, if it happened once, it can happen again