The Rise Of China 's Economy Essay

1246 Words Dec 8th, 2016 5 Pages
The rise of China’s economy and development in their society has become a concern to the United States. The United States has been the world’s post-industrial lasting superpower and hegemonic world leader. It is uncertain whether the rapid growth of China will lead to a peaceful coalition with the United States or will it lead to the rivalry of surpassing the United States as the new hegemonic leader. Arguably, theories such as, optimistic realism, liberalism, and constructivism rationalize that China will continue to grow their economy peacefully, without any opposition or conflict in the future with the United States. However, the pessimistic side argues that the rise of China will lead to a mass conflict with the United States, yet there is more to counter against mass conflict using optimistic theories. Many Americans fear that China will overthrow the United States economy and that the U.S hegemonic power will decline. However, the current balance of power is stable as of now with only minor complications to account for. Nonetheless, the balance of power will remain in the future, even if turns into a bipolar world, reminiscing that of the cold war. Since, China will behave as a defensive state and not initiate war with the U.S. Optimistic realism also regards that if all are rational actors, then there is no rationality in the mass destruction of the human race, nuclear war, therefore reducing the likelihood of war. In contrast to pessimistic realism, China’s rise…

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