China Rising And China Threat Essay

1577 Words Oct 14th, 2015 7 Pages
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Business Chinese
ESSAY

1. Two terms ‘China rising’ and ‘China threat’ are often used together as a paradox to depict China’s recent economic take-off. Provide an in-depth discussion of the use of these two terms, and the general discourse of how international community perceives China’s fast-growing economy, particularly why China’s recent development has been portrayed in such different ways.

Wing Laam NG
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INTRODUCTION

This essay will discuss in depth the two terms, ‘China Rising and ‘China Threat’ which are often used together as a paradox to depict China’s recent economic take off. Within this essay an in-depth discussion of the use of these two terms will be depicted and the general discourse of how the international community perceives China’s fast growing economy, particularly why China’s recent development has been portrayed in such different ways.

China has been through close to thousand years of expansion which can be compared to that of empires such as the Russians and Americans. According to Cohen (2007, p.683) China, such as many empires had resulted from the extension of power from a small core which gradually moved to cover a large territory. The inhabitants who occupied China before it was a united country were taken away or driven away from their own homes, or worse still were killed. However, China at a time in history was dominated by the Europeans and after the Japanese. From then on China had…

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