China is slowly but sure emerging as one of the world superpowers in today’s century. Its economic strength has blossomed into greater heights second to none. Despite the various conflicts and resentments about its history, its focus has remained on perfecting its economic development. However, the rise of China is likely to compromise the superiority of the United States of America. Since the end of the Second World War, the US has been controlling almost all aspect of humanity around the world (Ikenberry, 2008, p. 1).
The rise of China will not temper with the world peace and stability because; it has extraordinary economic developments and diplomacy that will prevent the rise of security concerns (Christensen, 2015, p. 82). Whether the United States will sit back and watch the rise of China remains a puzzle. However, the rise of China should be embraced and supported by the entire nations of the world. The errors of war and lack of respect for human dignity are long gone. In fact, the other countries around the world should emulate their working spirit and view it as a revelation that the world has been waiting for.
Apart from its economic developments and democracy, China wants to maintain it economic growth. Almost all the entire the world has been war casualties, and no specific country will ever embrace the act of warfare. Without peace, there will be no economic developments. That is not the path that China as a country is going to take. For quite a long time now, the world has been encouraging economic interdependence to all country members. After the Second World War, there was the need for reconstruction and stabilizing the world economy. Since then, China has worked its way up to challenge the other countries from the west in the verge of strengthening the world economy in the 21st century (Ikenberry, 2008, p.1).
“TaiwanI have the sense that the Chinese are cautious about Taiwan.” Zbigniew & Foreign (2005, p. 2). China has been having conflicts with Taiwan for a long time. However, the polls taken by its Beijing citizens on whether to take military action as a course of liberating Taiwan did not go through. It makes sense that the whole world is cautious on acts of war today. We have all lost friends and families as casualties of war, we have suffered the trauma, we have been displaced, and millions of innocent lives lost. It does not mean that the peace and stability that the world proudly possesses today is a guarantee that there will be peace in future. Meaning the rise of the economic strength of China should be monitored with a lot of concern for as a way of showing respect to humanity. Military actions and war should never be the option whatsoever.
On the contrary, China is assimilating the world leadership in its state democracy. Although it’s a country from East Asia, it has been adopting some of the leadership and democratic strategies of the countries from the west. These countries do respect the need for maintaining peace and stability while at the same time preaching respect for human dignity. Hence, China should understand that any effort to dislodge the United States from its position might trigger world instabilities. Instead of military competition and conflicts, the two countries should work together in transforming the face of the world into a better place (Ikenberry, 2008, p. 4).
Due to the history and war experiences that the world has had up to date, economic integration with China should be apprehended amongst the different countries of the world. Contrary to that, regional economic integration will assist in transforming the face of humanity (Ikenberry, 2008, p.3). The rise of China should not be seen as a way of focusing on power and instabilities that could be underway. However, regional countries like the East Asia countries and countries from the West should come together and enhance their economic innovations and strengths for the sake of humanity. Furthermore, China should be accredited and given a forehand in handling the economic issues around the world.
In retrospect to that, China should focus on the remaining problems that it has as a country and apprehend its optimism. All countries share the same take and view on military affairs. Mistrust and conflicts should not be tolerated whatsoever. Countries that are still holding some strong differences like Japan and China should come together and make a long lasting solution that will satisfy both parties. Contrary to that, other countries should allow China to exercise its economic freedom. “Economic decisions must be as free as possible from bureaucratic control.” McMillan (1997, p. 4). On the other hand, China should concentrate on diverting their attention to problem-solving to boost their economic strength to greater heights. Despite the fact that, their economic success has brought tension about the world peace and stability, working hand in hand with other nations for the world ambition will be a massive step. Therefore, the other countries should support China and encourage its strength on economic grounds. That will be the only basis for world stability.
The rise of China will not be peaceful. The world super powers should monitor actions of China because; power transitions on international grounds are recurring challenge. Since the beginning of time, world politics has led to ideological differences that time and again brought the peace and stability around the world into questions. The rise of country leaders with ambitions of spreading their influence based on their ideological interests around the world brought speculations and differences that resulted in warfare. Contrary to that, China might want to be the world super power after all. They might want to exercise their economic strengths in justifying the world affairs (Ikenberry, 2008, p. 2). It is obvious that rising to the standard of their economic levels was a heroic act. However, the country should put humanity interest at the expense of fighting for power.
Apart from that, economic stability creates monsters. Countries with better economic strengths tend to subject the other countries under their influence. Economic stabilities prove it possible for the countries to acquire firearms and launching of nuclear weapons thus subjecting humanity to threats and tension. Whether China will rise against the United States or not is yet to be determined, but possibilities are that China will want to control the world affairs (Ikenberry, 2008, p. 2). Some world diplomats argue that the United States has been observing the rise of China as a country in a foolish manner. As per now, China boasts with the best diplomatic and economic strength that could throw the United State to chaos.
Contrary to that, China will want to be part and parcel of the world governing bodies together with the United States. Countries around the world with great economic tend to find it difficult to be controlled and be dominated by others. Hence, it will be reasonable to stipulate that China will organize its military power and align it against the United States should the United States fail to align them in the world decision process. In retrospect to that, “China is likely to try to dominate Asia the way the United States dominates the Western Hemisphere.” Zbigniew & Foreign (2005, p. 3). As a result, war may be triggered especially from the close competitors of China. Therefore, if the powerful countries on the planet sit back and watch China grow from strength to strength without close supervision world conflict will be likely to begin once more. Therefore, the world superpowers should control the growth of China if they are to guarantee world safety to the entire humanity.
The rise of China will end in peace because its focus is based on uplifting the world economic levels to greater heights. Furthermore, the world respects human dignity and will not tolerate warfare whatsoever.
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