Much like the late Roman Empire when they realized the end was upon them - running around frantically making plans too expensive to implement in an era when it costs a million dollars to fill a pothole.
China a fresh, vibrant young country bound to put these people out of their misery at some stage like a sick horse being put to sleep by a veterinarian.
Kwanstainia knows the end is near and is taking steps to see to it that everybody is mercifully narcotized when the end comes. When the flash and the blast wave hits them they will be too high to even know what has happened.
More and more military strategists are arguing that the only hope that the 'Stain has to possibly counter a billion and a half people in China is to gain a decisive edge in robotics for the next war. That means giving them greater autonomy every single iteration.Isn't it amazing that Isaac Asimov foresaw in advance the three most important laws that sane people would have to impose on robotic intelligence if they didn't want to be extinct at the hands of same?