I saw this one on the news tonight, China now copying a Ferrari. Seems to me the ability to create what may be considered the pinnacle of global engineering technology makes a far more powerful statement than any military might can - if China can make this then we can make anything. Get prepared to say goodbye to your manufacturing base.
I am sure the quality isn’t all there yet, but it soon enough could be. Take the euro cars that have been in China for years now.
Ferrari will complain bitterly, but will probably more their manufacturing there soon enough. It has happened to the Italian and European bike industry, and is well under way in the motorcycle industry (China entering MotoGP and all).
Of course, Italy just needs to focus on product design and marketing, and leave manufacturing to those who can provide the necessary quality for the right price.
Anyway, though y’all might be interested.