All the stuff going on between the US and China is all bluster.
China needs us too much economically to even consider fighting with us. And the same with the US, we need China too much. Take a look at almost anything in your house today, and look for the made in China on it.
The only thing that has a remote possibility of coming to fruition is a Chinese attack on Taiwan. But I do not think it will. China knows that this move would isolate them from the world community, and all that foreign capital that goes along with it. The Politburo of the PRC is too in love with the astounding growth rates the economy has posted in recent years. The reason for that is the growth rates have kept the people quiet about other problems in the PRC. So attacking someone=cutoff of foreign capital=recession=revolution.
And it wouldnt be a peaceful one, either.
But it only matters for the next 20 years or so, maybe less. The days of single party rule in the People's Republic are numbered.
Excuse me, but what does God need with a starship?