- “Many U.S observers have become increasingly concerned about China’s growing economic and political reach in the world, often referred to as “China’s rise,” and what it means for global U.S. economic and political interests. Some in this debate believe China’s growing global power and influence is a malign threat that needs to be thwarted; other believe that is an inevitable phenomenon that need to be guided and carefully managed. Complicating this debate are the effects of globalization, which have bound together U.S. and PRC interests more closely than in the 1990s. Evaluate the ways in which China’s rise has both challenged and benefited US economic, political and security interest, domestically and globally. Do you see China as a partner, rival and/or malignant threat to US interests?
Support your point of view with supporting evidence, particularly with reference to recent events, such as the 2007-2008 global financial crises, US concerns over China’s economic protectionist policies and sponsorship of the Asian Infrastructure Development Bank, China’s dispute with Japan over Senkaku Island and claim over the South China Sea.
- Analyze the major dynamics of the triangular relationship between China, Japan and the U.S. Discuss specific issues and development in the economic and security dimensions of their foreign toward one another. Explain the major differences in the relationship between the US and Japan on the one hand, and between the US and China on the other hand. What have been the most significant recent developments in those relationships? Why? Illustrate your managements with supporting evidence.