The Chinese may be lot of things, but they're not stupid.
The explosive growth of the world's population is going to cause shortages of almost everything fairly soon.
The Chinese are going to make "megatons" of money on this stuff.
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.