No, hardly time to throw in the towel, but surely one more (of a jillion) spurs to the press for dramatic change. Today, but one day, 12.21.2005, New York Times biz section, page 1:
"That Blur? It's China Moving Up in the Pack: New Economic Figures Could Put the Nation No.4 Globally."
"Toyota Closes in on G.M.: Signs Point Toward Japanese Maker Being the Top Seller Soon"
"Chinese PC Firm Hires a Dell Executive"
"Ex-Chief of Quest Is Indicted: Federal Charges of Insider Trades"