The 21st century has exemplified tectonic shifts in the realms of International relations with China being a major player. China’s rapid economic development and rise has drawn attention of the entire world (Guo, 2006). Ideally, a country’s growth is inherently dependent on internal factors. However, international conditions have a significant effect on the growth process. As a result, the United States’ presence in Asia has a prevailing influence over China’s growth. However, the political battle between China and the United States is in low tones (Lu, 2012). This is because confrontations between two big powers will translate to mutual discussion. As a result, this research attempts to ...view middle of the document...
As a result, the cooperation between China and the US is set to solve numerous international conflicts and crisis. However, the question that arises is whether the peaceful corporation between China and the US will deter China’s rise (Jones, 2007).
China’s Rise and the External Conditions
In 2004, China stepped into the limelight and became a major discussion on global economic forums. This scenario is compounded by the fact that Asia has become an economic zone with china as the epicenter. Most economic analysts associate China’s rise with low cost economy. Other analysts associate China’s rise with the grappling US deficit, weakening US dollar, and the sky rocketing prices of crude oil. As a result, the entire world is focusing on China. On the other hand, there is a school of economic analysts that have predicted China’s collapse on the basis of China’s domestic problems. However, analysts are optimistic that in the next 30 years China will overtake the United States (Jones, 2007).
Statistics of China’s Growth
In 2003, China’s GDP was recorded to be 1447 billion dollars. This was far from United State’s 11,004 billion dollars and Europe’s 11025 billion dollars (Gill, 2007). However, China’s per purchase power is at 6719 billion dollars. This is almost 1/6 of the world’s total. Focusing on national rankings, China is ranked second place. Additionally, China is identified with special characters such as Confucianism. This is different from the traditional Western culture. Additionally, China has a large population that translates to cheap labor. Furthermore, China is strategically located at prominent oceanic and continental geopolitical locations. This factor compounded with the region’s uneven development and a communist western ruling. These are the reasons that provoke the Superpower to deter China’s rise. Furthermore, the people of China have a strong zeal to grow their country in order to enjoy decent standards of living. As a result, the people of China are pushing to untie their country from a symbiotic relationship with the United States.
As a result, China’s has set objectives to attain a GDP of 4 trillion dollars with a 3000...