The Economy Of War And Peace Analysis

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The Economy of War and Peace: How China’s War Prone Forces Are Controlled by the CCP The leader of China matters. Under Deng Xiaoping, a reformist who started the trend of privatization and changing the rules of the Chinese economy, the wealth in China has been growing immensely. Further carried out by the current leader, Xi Jinping, the changes from a Command Economy to a Free Market Economy have been gradually underway. This has allowed for more trade to be carried out with other countries such as the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. The message is clear; China needs other nations to aid in the transition to a market based economy to continue their growth trajectory. In order to gain international prestige and rise as a superpower, …show more content…
One example that Chubb used in his article is where the UN rejected China’s claim on the South China Sea. Unlike previous instances such as the Beijing protests in 2008, there was “no repeat of the angry mass demonstrations” and the majority of dissent was displayed online with no real national audience (Chubb, p. 1). Chubb claims that “China 's party-state wanted to prevent real-world demonstrations” because it affects the Party’s foreign policy goals of collaboration with foreign powers (Chubb, p.1). By using the structural realist thought to support his idea that the political and international sphere takes precedence over entrenched nationalism, Chubb is able to further his argument that China’s vested interest in having international influence is taking over the nationalistic narrative. For example, Chubb uses the idea that there are many reasons for Chinese leaders to control the narratives of dissent. Public dissent is feared to be anti- CCP which troubles the Party as they wish to remain in control. Playing with nationalism on the level of the Chinese Communist Party is somewhat tricky in that the “party-state 's ability to tap into the power of popular …show more content…
In contrast to the Old Economic system, the New Economic model stresses the importance of globalization and freedoms in the market. China needs international trading partners like the US and Europe who are already entrenched in the New Economy in order to leapfrog existing Old Economy institutions and avoid the Middle Income Trap. China can learn from other countries on how to do international exchange and become competitive in the world market, as well as learn from mistakes made by the Soviet Union as they were transferring to a New Economy system. One example of how China is using the existing institutions and building their economy by copying other powers, is through the World Trade Organization. By being one of the Most Favored Nation states in the World Trade Organization, China was able to facilitate a massive growth in their economy by increasing imports and national influence in existing institutions. In addition, China became a veto country in the UN, which made China a mover and shaker in the international sphere. This supports the idea of Neoliberalism which claims that international cooperation can be achieved in the world system through institutions as they give smaller states the opportunity to rise and to get their voices heard. The UN can help solve conflicts such as the rising security dilemma

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