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President Xi Jin Ping and the Rise of China

China’s Challenges as a New World Power

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United States and China the Rising Power
United States and China the Rising Power

What is the future of Chinese power. Will it be the next superpower?

Rudyard Lynch discusses the history of China and possible scenarios of its conflict with the US. He gives examples of how different nations settles their disputes.

The video is a bit long, so I have broken it into 4 parts.

Although the topic of China becoming a Superpower cannot be dealt with a simple answer. Like many questions, the answers are too complex. And so it helps to think about different perspectives – geopolitical and demographic view.

The next attempts to look at history, economy, global trade, and military.

Among the 16 conflicts between two nations, 13 of them ended in war. For example, when France the superpower was challenged by Britain, the rising power, came the French-British War that ended in 1763 in the Treaty of Paris.

China struggles with an elderly population due to their one child policy. Most Chinese do not wantto have more kids as they are becoming a middle class economy. This will become that biggest challenge for Chinese leaders.

The Thucydides Trap occurs when a Superpower comes into contact with a rising power. The superpower will try to stop the rising power from rising. And these usually ends up in disaster.

President Xi Jin Ping and the Rise of China
President Xi Jin Ping and the Rise of China

Among the 16 conflicts between two nations, 13 of them ended in war. For example, when France the superpower was challenged by Britain, the rising power, came the French-British War that ended in 1763 in the Treaty of Paris.

I hope this doesn’t happen to China and the United States.

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