It will also look at whether China is democratising by focusing on village elections, globalisation and the emergence of a civil society. These specific topics were chosen because they will help provide good evidence and arguments to the topic of democratisation in China. The main argument in this essay will be that although China is implementing some changes that can be seen as the beginning of a road to democracy, there contribution should not be over estimated. China still has a long way to go before it can be considered that it is democratising. The small changes are good but China still has a long road ahead of itself to achieve democracy.
The lack of literature looking at agenda setting outside the West makes this an interesting case to study as it can provide additional information about and the opportunity to explore agenda setting in a Chinese context. Agenda setting is an important topic in political communications and China is becoming a strong and powerful world player, therefore it is crucial to look at agenda setting in a Chinese context. Literat... ... middle of paper ... ...6). [Accessed 18th November 2013]. Zhang, X., (2011), The Transformation of Political Communication in China - From Propoganda to Hegemony (World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte.
If people see and feel the effects of democracy then there is a better chance for global peace. This, combined with a China that believes in multilateralism so that no one, including the U.S., is left in a vulnerable position seems to be our best hope. Looking back, China was going through a leadership change. To secure the vote of the people China had to make sure its people believed in its country and did not need any third party interests interfering and causing social unrest. There are many speculations as to why China has reacted to some incidences they way it did.
Thus creating a formula for cooperation, an opposing condition will lead to conflict. Theories and Predictions Security The US-China relationship is one dependent on power and influence in the international community. US policy’s, self-centered, unilateral approach has resulted in a greater security presence in East Asia to help the power struggle of ASEAN and East Asian states. This struggle exists due to a lack of trust. As China rises, it’s actions become unclear to the peripheral states resulting in a favored US p... ... middle of paper ... ...ng to Beijing’s Abrasive Diplomacy, Foreign Affairs (Mar./Apr.
Under the hereditary system the power was passed down through the family members. This system also had an added benefit of ensuring stability and continuity within the nation’s infrastructure.2 However in the later years of the Chinese empire, dynasties began to shift towards selecting government officials based upon their merit. From the Sui Dynasty in 581 to the end of the dynastic system around 1911, government officials were chosen based upon their abilities and characteristics, rather than their lineage.3 The selection process, known as the civil exams, insured that qualified citizens would run the country. The civil exams were extremely difficult and were governed by tight quotas and highly specific and invariable material. Even though the tight restrictions insured that the participants were highly qualified, it also had a negative effect.
An example of that is after the Opium Wars the Western Powers came in and carved up the territory, in what the Chinese saw as punishment. China also has an expansive boarder that is permeable and in all reality indefensible is some areas. This in turn causes the Chinese to be very defensive in nature, with a primary military mission of home defense. From a diplomatic standpoint the United States must decipher a way to progress in a relationship with China while considering the past and Chinas’ own stated foreign policy. The United States will need to understand the traditional roots and influences of Confucius and Sun Tzu have in China’s stated views and policy.
Susan V. Lawrence, Michael F. Martin. (2013). Understanding China’s Political System. Congressional Research Services. https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41007.pdf The Rise of China and the Future of the West.
A decline in this power mea... ... middle of paper ... ...ities as a responsible state holder. One of the consequences of the international community questioning China’s military capabilities is that the international community could potentially induce an unproductive arms race with China. If China is to participate in the race, China will have a weakened competitive position in the races of economic and intellectual strength. Secondly, China will lose the ability to use its army as a form of soft power therefore making it harder to believe that China can be a responsible state holder since it will seem like propaganda. In terms of China, the world is in a very exciting position with the promotion of the China’s model an alternative governing system is being offered.
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This is a topic that has brought about much dispute among scholars, that is, whether or not Confucianism has played any role in the progress of these countries, especially that of China. It is through the adaptation and re-institution of Confucian ideas and philosophies to that of the modern era that will develop China and create a better society, government, and economy allowing it to grow and prosper. This is not an attempt to reinstate Confucianism as it once was, but rather the idea of Confucianism going through a modernization process in which one includes those parts that are helpful to society while removing those that are harmful to society. It is not the purpose of bringing back Confucianism as the main and only philosophy as it once was in Imperial China; but rather, the process of incorporating it with modern ideas and into modern context where it will be deemed beneficial to society. This is a re... ... middle of paper ... ...n Confucian Business Hosted in Shanghai, XINHUA.” XINHUA.