China's Rise

855 WordsJul 15, 20184 Pages
China’s last dynasty ended one hundred years ago, and the last great dynasty ended one thousand years ago. (Dharmananda)Nonetheless, China is rising out of the ashes in modern times. China became a communist nation in nineteen hundred and forty nine. (Woods, 2009) With the help of the U.S.S.R., China made multiple nuclear weapons in the nineteen fifties. This sparked the start of China’s military modernization and their reemergence to the international community. China’s international policy is to promote world peace. They hope to do so by staying neutral and only defending their interests, and not instigating. The only contradiction in China’s policy is that it interferes with Tibet and Taiwan. If Taiwan ever tries declaring…show more content…
They started from a modest base to modernize their military. They have gone from a country depending on other countries for weapons, to developing their own. China wanted to strengthen their defense, to deter countries from attacking them. In the nineteen nineties China continued their nuclear weapons research long after the U.S.S.R. collapsed. Today China has the second strongest military only to the United States and it continues to modernize. (Ateba, 2003)However, China still doesn’t spend nearly as much money on their military compared to the United States. The United States spent $335 billion in two thousand and ten on their military as opposed to China’s $66 billion. (Chen & Feffer 2009)China wouldn’t stand a chance against the United States, if they were to oppose them. Nonetheless, there is a conflict of interest between the United States and China. Taiwan has always been considered part of China, but that changed. After the Nationalist’s loss the civil war in nineteen forty-nine they all fled to Taiwan to escape Communist persecution. The United States defended the Nationalist’s in Taiwan by arming them and giving them an insurance policy. If China were to declare war on Taiwan the United States would go to war against China. (Kagen & Crossick, 2007)The Chinese defend what they consider to be theirs including Tibet and Taiwan. Besides from defending and not provoking, China promotes world peace and international development; they
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