China 's Change Of Foreign Policy Strategy Essay

1169 Words Mar 18th, 2015 null Page
In this paper I argue that China 's change of foreign policy strategy after 1949 can be explained in a realist, liberalism, and constructivist application. Prior to 1949 the Chinese government administered through strong communist ideology. Time went on but during the transition the China we once knew was no more. On the surface it was the same but on a deeper level China was ready to join the other world powers. Specifically I will explain why China changed to a more open-minded mentality. Why did this passionate communist nation renounce their basic tenets? I will present readers with three different theories realist, liberalism, and constructivist. Each theory has its merits and deficiencies. In the beginning of the twenty-first century China was strongly committed to unipolar policies. Almost immediately after Mao Zedongs death the Chinese communist party changed and could be attributed to Mao 's many failed policies. No one can argue that Mao did not die a martyr for his vision of a communist China. However could it be that the legacy of Mao was an inspiration to open the doors to the west. Relations with the United States were defrosting in the end of Mao 's leadership so did the chairman himself have second thoughts on his foreign policy stance? During the mid 1990s China had a change of heart by supporting more multilateralism policies. Although not happy with the situation China accepted the presence of Taiwan and acknowledged the legitimacy of the ASEAN…

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