Any slowdown in economic growth could potentially lead to political instability. Therefore, all available resources are directed to maintaining a healthy pace of economic growth (Yu p. 186). At this point in development, China does not feel that it has the resources to be involved in remote... ... middle of paper ... ... cede to informal discussions on security to prove that China is a responsible international actor and because any refusal might result in China being left out of international decision making. However, except in the nuclear non-proliferation issue, China's new acceptance of multilateralism is based on a calculated tactical adjustment rather than a true fundamental shift in appreciation for multilateralism. China must feel secure in its new place as a global power before any true shift may occur.
To do this they must have military power as well as economic power. China still wants to be the ‘middle-kingdom’ and the top leaders know this will take giving up short-run concessions in order to gain long-run supremacy. China will be hurt in the short-run by increasing its economic interdependence. The removal of certain tariffs and regulations will open up the Chinese market to outside competition. Government owned companies that were losing money will not survive with out drastic changes.
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 determine whether China can rise peacefully without destabilizing Asia. The research draws from the realism and interdependency theory with an aim of determining external conditions that will favor China’s peaceful rise.
This could be an energizing venture, with much at stake-for China, the United States and the world” in the last paragraph of his work. It is clear that Robert has suggested that the U.S. and China should cooperate in the future even though there would be many intensions and frictions in the future. Additionally, in the book US FOREIGN POLICY, Michael Cox (2012) concluded that “China’s peaceful rise has largely consoled its neighbors and the United States that it remains a status quo power. However, as it has risen, there are some (perhaps an expanding number) who predict this will lead to increased regional and global competition” (p.266). Clearly, Michael Cox indicated the point that there might be more competitions in the future relation between China and the rest of the world no matter China rises peacefully or not.
The idea that a nation must make a credible commitment to the preservation of markets relies on limiting the power of the political officials through self-enforcing mechanisms, however it is apparent when you talk to many Chinese nationals or read any non-state run media that rampant corruption is one of the pressing issues of modern China (Weingast 2). This phenomenon has arisen from the Chinese inst... ... middle of paper ... ...nist Party officials room to breathe before making the critical decision of choosing between “what is good for China and what is good for the CCP?” and whichever path they choose it will impact the economic well-being of the entire world (Branstetter 2013). China’s old economic model, which rewarded both the country and the elite very handsomely, must now be transformed into a model that will continue to reward the country, but at the relative expense of the elite. Recent political turmoil in China is not a coincidence, and it has not ended. History has made it very clear that the next ten years will be a political challenge for China even more so than it will be an economic one.
These hopes have largely been quelled by the illegality of a civil society. However, a co... ... middle of paper ... ... foreign relation, government, and economy. The trend is that leaders are listening to the public’s opinion and applying them to policy making. China might be prospering economically but it needs to make change to its political regime to resolve the growing tension within its civil society. By adopting democratic ideas they might be able to loosen up that tension.
What is the best strategy for handling the above threats considering the interests and ideology of China? Bearing in mind that the threat of China’s dependency on imports of natural resources has the potential to threaten the official ideology of Confucianism, the real threat is to the interests of the state and the Communist Party of China, because the future of the party and stability of the country is dependent on the continued growth of the Chinese economy. Maintaining the flow of raw materials is the main objective of the PRC because without them the economic engine of the China would be at a stand still, which has the potential to be seen by the people of China as a weakness and flaws in the current governing system. China should continue developing trade relations and international connections because the PRC has been remarkably successful in creating a network of countries who will be loyal in business and political reform. China has has a strategic focus on building relations with nations whom America is not keen on.
COUNTER-ARGUMENTS Economic Stability China’s rise will not be a threat to Asian stability. It seems that the peaceful rise of China is calculated by other Asian countries as a potential economic threat in the region. But on the contrary, China is not a threat as perceived. China, in reality is just another regular state making waves to restore its lost pride after being materially humiliated, defeated, and shammed by Imperial Japan –and the West- in pre-modern East Asia. Its peaceful rise to global importance is ironically a hybrid balance between capitalism and socialism, which some experts and scholars are still struggling to explain.
In addition however, India has also called on China to lower their non-tariff-barriers in order to enable India to reduce its growing trade deficit to China (Dasgupta). Although China and India have many conflicting interests, the interests that they share are the ones that can facilitate mutually beneficial coöperation (Principle #1 Morrow). The countries’ perception of one another is also critical to brokering an agreement and ultimately how they perceive one another will be the determinate of whether or not coöperation is feasible (Principle #4 Morrow). China and India clearly have some interests in conflict. For one, both would like access to disputed territory, located in the Himalayan Mountains, that both countries have claimed rightfully belongs to them.
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.