China's Global Political Crisis

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As China starts to become an growing superpower on the world stage, it now face itself in challenging situations in the global political stage. China’s economy and power grows in a rapid rate, the nation faces itself in serious political tensions that can affect its standing in the region and its standing in the world stage. The nation continues to expand its foreign influences around the world through its growing military and economic power, the world watches and waits for the Chinese government’s next big move. This next move begun in the form of China’s build up in contested islands around the South China Sea and its growing tensions with Japan over the contested island in the East China Sea. China’s maritime disputes, between the nations of Japan, Brunei, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, is the new political hotspot that is becoming an important topic in the global political stage, with even the United States getting involved. These six countries lay overlapping claims to the East and South China Sea, because the area is rich in hydrocarbons and natural gas and also because the area is important as a commercial shipping route. China seeks to use the islands to expand its maritime presence and has been growing its assertiveness from regional claimants like Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The increasingly frequent standoffs range from, the Diaoyo/Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea against Japan, and the long stretch of archipelagos in the South
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