Essay on The Threat of China

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The Threat of China With the end of the Cold War emerged two superpowers: The United States and the Soviet Union. The international system then was considered bipolar, a system where power is distributed in which two states have the majority of military, economic, and cultural influence both internationally and regionally. In this case, spheres of influence developed, meaning Western and democratic states fell under the influence of U.S. while most communist states were under the influence of the Soviet Union. Today, the international system is no longer bipolar, since only one superpower can exist, and indisputably that nation is the United States. However China is encroaching on this title with their rapid growth educationally, …show more content…
on major global issues. During global climate-change talks, India and Brazil still sided with communist China. Even Turkey for being a more democratic nation is now even more Islamic; both Turkey and Brazil voted against the United States at the United Nations on sanctions against Iran, and “that is just a taste of things to come” according to Rachman.
With the buildup of their military adeptness comes the rising fear of a more assertive China. In conjunction with increased spending in their military, over the last two decades in particular, China has improved the quality, technical capabilities, and effectiveness of its enlistees and officers (Rachman). China has also developed new missile and anti-satellite technology as well. They have worked vigorously towards sophisticating and strengthening their missiles, which is a point of concern. On the contrary, the United States is funding its military power through deficit spending; this reliance on foreign lending will make it more vulnerable as the increasing national debt poses the number one threat to U.S. national security (Rachman). Current reports show that Beijing is closing major technological gaps with the United States by modernizing its military equipment in efforts to prevent possible U.S./allied intervention in case conflict arises with Taiwan ("Pentagon Warns China's Military Is Growing Rapidly | Fox News."). China’s military development could also gradually expand towards the

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