Making Sense of the Rise in China

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16 Feb 2011
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Nov 22 – Making Sense of the Rise of China
**essay portion of the exam will be based on this lecture and the next two**
Democracies do not fight democracies
-Democracies tend to pursue diplomatic channels of solution
-Tend to be more centred towards foreign trade
-Tend to be slow; conflicts may be solved in the process of engaging in war
During the cold war era, communist China was not internationally recognized
-The nationalist government in Taiwan was thought of as the official government
China begins to normalize diplomatic relations with United States and Canada
-Taiwan is no longer a country; the legitimate government of China resides in mainland
China
oTaiwan loses its sovereignty; “de jure Chinese province”
oDe facto” (in fact) independent state
Taiwan Relations Act (1979) – the U.S. will defend Taiwan if China ever decides to attack it
Anti-Secession Law (2005) – if Taiwan declares independence, China will attack
Arms Procurement Bill (2010) –
China is the second largest economy in the world; matter of time before it surpasses the U.S.
Soft Power
-Investment
-Energy security
-Beijing Consensus
-Cultural power – people want to learn about Chinese culture,
Chinas rise and the U.S. decline is a potential change in the international system
The International System
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Nov 22 making sense of the rise of china. **essay portion of the exam will be based on this lecture and the next two** Democracies tend to pursue diplomatic channels of solution. Tend to be more centred towards foreign trade. Tend to be slow; conflicts may be solved in the process of engaging in war. During the cold war era, communist china was not internationally recognized. The nationalist government in taiwan was thought of as the official government. China begins to normalize diplomatic relations with united states and canada. Taiwan is no longer a country; the legitimate government of china resides in mainland. China: taiwan loses its sovereignty; de jure chinese province , de facto (in fact) independent state. Taiwan relations act (1979) the u. s. will defend taiwan if china ever decides to attack it. Anti-secession law (2005) if taiwan declares independence, china will attack.

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