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China’s Rise

Ye Zicheng, Guoli Liu and Steven I. Levine

in Inside China’s Grand Strategy

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126456
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135465 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126456.003.0003
China’s Rise

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As some scholars have indicated, development is the keystone of China's future, and the main threat to national security is not foreign invasion but whether China can support a stable, orderly, and healthy society. Other scholars warn against focusing on military force at the expense of diplomacy. If China becomes a more democratic country, it too will play an increasingly constructive role in the world system. Democratization is essential to China's emergence as a global power. The major challenge for China will be to deal correctly with the United States, the leader of the present global world order. By following a strategy of putting integration first while also seeking some amendment and alteration, China and the United States can use cooperation as a basis for managing challenges. Accordingly, if the Chinese government can innovate, overcome corruption, and distribute the fruits of economic growth more rationally, it can avoid crisis.

Keywords: China's economy; China's military; democracy; United States; economic strength

Chapter.  5231 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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