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Can China replace the US in the near Future?


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China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi pledged that China had no such desire to replace America on the global stage while speaking at the annual meeting of China’s mostly ceremonial national legislature. Where 3000 people gathered in Beijing on March 8, 2018.

He added, “The Asian nation’s pathis totally different than the one that has already been taken by traditional major powers. The more China develops, the more it can contribute to the world, speaking at wide ranged press conference”.

China opened up its economic policies when President, Deng Xioping introduced reforms in 1978. Subsequently, it remained determined to be a major power with the objective of peaceful coexistence with other countries of the world without interfering in their political affairs. Now, China’s dynamic leader, Xi Jin Ping is gritty to make China more stable and prosperous by enhancing its trade relations with other regions of the world.

Economic tensions is an important element in the US-China relations, apart from this the US predominant worldwide military position since WW2, China does not pose any threat like military threat to US as the USSR.

China claims that it pursues its five principle of coexistence such as mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, mutual non-aggression, mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs and equality and cooperation for mutual benefit. Most international analysts perceive China as a competitor to the US and will surpass it. In reality, this requires a consistency in Chinese policies as well as sustainable economic growth.

In 2010, “China’s Rise” was the third most popular news expression in US and was discussed in the conjunction of US. As language is the not only the medium but it is a form of social and political practice. China‘s Peaceful Rise elaborates that the peace is both the means and inevitable result of rising and implies the China’s rejuvenation rather to pose challenge, threaten or invade others according to the Chinese perspective.

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With the Clinton’s Administration, US has named China as a competitor, a potential competitor, a cooperator and a stake holder to develop constructive strategic partnership. The contemporary dynamics of their relationship is very precarious as Mearshimer also hold the view that the past behavior is not reliable indicator for future.

In the contemporary world, China is the principle trading partner of many countries like Japan, North Korea and South Korea and also Taiwan. Now China is the second largest trading partner of the US after the EU. President Donald Trump threatens a trade war with China; Wang warned that Beijing is ready to take an “appropriate and necessary response. China’s development and rejuvenation can’t be stopped.”

Most international analysts perceive China as a competitor to the US and will surpass it. In reality, this requires a consistency in Chinese policies as well as sustainable economic growth.

This is an era of complex interdependence and the world is moving towards a state of multi-polarity. Not even a single nation can be colonized in this world. Therefore, unbiased and objective researches should be conducted in order to assess any country’ ambitions and policies. So that narrative based on misjudgments can be avoid in order to avoid conflicts.  

Wang added, “Some Americans think that therefore China wants to replace the US’s international role, but that is a fundamental strategic misjudgment.” In the present international political environment, regional actors are realigning or reshuffling their alignments with major powers of the world pursuing their own interest, there will remain counterbalancing phenomenon between the US and China.  

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China’s energy demands will increase and its dependence on energy imports is poised to increase in coming decades. The US and China both need each other to cooperate in different walks of life rather than confrontation. Currently geo-economics is shaping the new world order of the world though geopolitics cannot be negated entirely.

Economic tensions is an important element in the US-China relations, apart from this the US predominant worldwide military position since WW2, China does not pose any threat like military threat to US as the USSR.

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