1. We will not have the jobs we need until we decide to become the society we can be.
2. China may be a problem but it is unrealistic to believe that we will solve our problem by trying to tell China how to behave.
3. The current infrastructure should be radically altered insofar as it is based on the idea that we will always have more cars and more and more single family dwellings dispersed over the land. This is a recipe for decline.
The US has an average population density of under 100 per square mile. This frustrates the creation of economically viable communities. Cities are five times more energy efficient than metrosprawl.
We need to reshape things to achieve adequate residential densities, walkable neighborhoods, and a rescaling of things so that people can work near where they live..
Jobs of the future will emerge naturally if we decide to reshape our automobile-dependent society, rewarding the creation of economically-viable neighborhoods with a population of up to 10,000 per square mile and the ability to walk to the places one needs for work, play and sustenance.
This will require a zoning revolution.
Detroit should be making the modular elements of new communities instead of more cars.
China, incidentally, has ecoblocks. We have nothing of the sort. Yet.