China superpower

1026 mots 5 pages
The speed with which China is catching up with technology is unbelievable. Intercommunication and expansion of education leaves America cold. The enormous amount of people and their desire for improvement and learning compared with the lazy attitude of young people in the West is amazing. By definition, a superpower is a global force that can influence geopolitical and military events in every corner of the globe. Therefore, we can ask ourselves if China will ever be able to surpass the United States of America in a near future. Indeed, some aspects, such as the economic boom, the strong government, and their population tend to let us think China can become the next superpower. However, we cannot forget that China will need to make some serious efforts in: political influence in its surrounding countries, environmental issues, and in keeping a good economic, political, and social stability in its country.

On the economic side, the population and the strong government makes China ready to be the next economic superpower in a near future.
China’s economy is huge and expanding rapidly. In the last 30 years the rate of Chinese economic growth has been almost miraculous, averaging 8% growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per year. The economy has grown more than ten times during that period, which Chinese GDP reaching 3.42 trillion US dollars by 2007. In Purchasing Power Parity GDP, China already has the biggest economy after the United States. Chinese economic boom started in the late 1970s and early 1980s with the economic reforms implanted in order to collectivize the agricultural activities of the country. In other words, the leaders of the Chinese economy were trying to change the center of agriculture from farming to household activities. The sectors outside the control of the state government of China grew at a rapid pace as a result of these new reforms. Furthermore, China started to open its economy to the world for the purposes of trade and direct

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