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Look at the LG G5 flop for example. And that's with only a single modular slot...
Oh yes, they spread far and wide... and I'm pretty sure that the West won't bat an eye if they spread into the soft belly of China soon ;)
They are being used as proxies, but they of course have agendas of their own, which they hope to further in the shadow of the big powers.
I don't see this ending before those powers have agreed on the exact way in which they will incorporate what they envision as the "New World Order".