China's Emergence As A Superpower Essay

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"The 19th century belonged to the British. The 20th century belonged to the United States. But the 21st century belongs to China," -- Jim Rogers, Hedge fund manager

China's population is one of the greatest natural resources on the planet. Its citizens are becoming more educated, diligent, aspiring and comprise nearly a quarter of the world's population. The combination of China's massive size and rapid modernization is creating the framework for an emerging superpower. China's growing economy is not only gaining international prestige, but its confidence has soared as it continues to be the world's fastest growing economy for the past three decades. "China's rise as a manufacturing base is going to have the same kind of
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As China continues to grow as a superpower, its people, modernization tactics, and Western influence and global influence of the country will be the underlying factors governing China's growth. Firstly, the people of China and their Confucianism values, also known more stereotypically as "Asian values", will continue to play an important role in the growth of the Chinese economy. Secondly, the modernization and reform tactics created and implemented by both Mao Zedong and particularly Deng Xiaoping, allowed for the creation of a planned economy and more successfully, the shift towards a market economy, under each respective ruler. Lastly, Western influence and China's international influence, will continue to play a significant role in the emergence of China as a superpower as Chinese citizens and the country as a whole, continue to strive for a Western lifestyle based on materialism. (LAVISH GOODS AND RESOURCES:OIL) The people of China will continue to play a vital role in the emergence of China as a superpower. This is due to a combination of factors such as openness to competition, high level of literacy and education and the principle/incentives for savings and investments. All these factors have one underlying theme—"Asian values". These values possessed by Asians have origins from Confucianism. The emphasis of diligence, education (obedience), savings

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