This will give them the capabilities to upgrade their internal infrastructure and their military. Their only possible restraints may be a possible dependency on foreign trade and a new influx of intellectual information. This could lead to a change in the social climate in China. Even though Top leaders still effect decision making, there will be a growing need to recognize the needs of the people. China will be constrained by their new economy, but will remain a future threat.
The possibility of war between China and United States is remote because China would rather benefit from resources such as, security, technology, and market that United States provides (Wong, The Rise of Great Powers, Nov.18). Although economic power shifts to China, United States provides security because it has always been the dominant hegemony; therefore, it has a better and powerful economy (Green, pg.34). It is evident that China’s economy is rapidly increasing, but it still has no interest in being the head hegemony and therefore does not challenge United States. That being said, countries choose to avoid conflicts with United States or their trading partners since it will negatively impact their markets and investments. On the other hand, hard-core realists predict that since China’s economy is on the rise, and United States economy is declining, it may create conflict.
Realists would agree that without regional allies, it would be hard for India to gain much security threat. In this situation, liberalists would argue that India would be most successful integrating into the western institutions already in place. Overall, the a rising India and a rising China have very similar qualities, but according to international relations theories, India would not be as much of security threat as China. Works Cited Glaser, Charles. "Will China's Rise Lead to War?"
Many thought that China’s pipeline deal with Kazakhstan would user in a new era of Chinese foreign policy and help give China a big economic push, it is clear that this agreement was only the beginning for China’s economic expansion in the world. It is difficult to comprehend or predict the economic, political and strategic importance of this deal. It is clear that this deal was a major blow to Bush’s economic sanctions on Iran. China’s cooperation with Iran has extended to political issues as well. After the natural gas deal China said that they would be unwilling to refer the issue of Iran’s nuclear program to the Security Council.
Those that are skeptical argue that China will seek to take the throne of US hegemony and therefore international conflict will be unavoidable. However, this essay will argue that there would not be an international conflict as China rises. The essay will support the thesis argument by examining China on various perspectives such as military power, ideological and historical evidence, and economic facts. The military issue is one of the bigger concerns in the global arena because it can be used as a deterrence apparatus against other nation. Even though the military may never be engaged in an actual war, but each country will have to insist on having one; having a military advantage, is therefore a matter of state security.
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.
The capability of the arsenal is also increasing…” Furthermore, according to the article, the US intelligence community predicts that by the mid-2020s, China could more than double the number of warheads on missiles that are capable of threatening the United States to well over 100. This is a reasonable security threat that presents the United States with a few options. First off, it is important to understand why states acquire nuclear weapons and what the purpose they serve is. Geopolitical goals, including national security and possible expansion or coercion are important. Norms and identity also play a huge role.
China’s long-term goal to transform itself into a major world power presents a fundamental security challenge to the United States. As the world’s only superpower, how should the United States handle China’s rise in a way that avoids the potential for conflict? The fundamental answer to this question lies in the competing liberal and realist theories of international relations. Liberal theory advocates a policy of economic and institutional inclusion with the aim of integrating China into the global economy. Liberal school of thought is of the view that by encouraging China’s development, China will eventually adopt Western-style democratic liberalism, greatly limiting the potential for conflict.
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.
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.