China Rising Of China And China

1505 WordsFeb 23, 20177 Pages
“China Rising” is a non-arguable fact and the one of the most important subjects in the twenty-first century. The rise of China is a relative threat to the neighboring regions or other great powers. Further, some scholars also comment that China either will replace or has already superseded the United State as the world’s only superpower. China’s growth is too rapid and massive that other nations have limited or no opportunity to compete with. In the other hand, others argue that confits between two nations are avoidable. For example, economic exchange between the United States and China increased dramatically after the 1970s. The economic interdependence lowers the intension for China to create clashes with the United States. In…show more content…
Under these circumstance, both countries would give up hostility and become friendly or even alliance. To restore the peaceful relationship between China and the United States, common enemies or common threats should be existing to replace the role of former Soviet Union. However, in the current international community, there is no nation or factors can be power enough to threat China and the United States in the same time. Second, some may argue that as long as the trade between two nations is strengthening throughout the time, the peaceful coexistence of the two powers will be guaranteed. As Lampton mentioned, “the improvement of U.S.-China relations in the 1980s and 1990s was the growth in U.S. investment in China that, among other things, created employment opportunities for large numbers of Chinese citizens” (11). With stable economic exchange, it is more likely for two powers to remain their position. However, the idea of economic interdependence can avoid wars is not absolutely reliable. Before the First World War, the British and German shared a very close economic relation with each other. Yet, the ensuing Second World War mashed the concept that economic interdependence can elimination wars. For the theory of complementarity in economic can eliminate conflicts to be deasible depends critically on the degree of interdependence. Like Lampton concluded, U.S FDI only contributed 3% to 4% of total FDI in China.
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