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Inside China’s Grand StrategyThe Perspective from the People's Republic$
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Ye Zicheng and Guoli Liu

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813126456

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813126456.001.0001

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China’s Rise

China’s Rise

Key Strategic Choices

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(p.76) (p.77) 2 China’s Rise
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Inside China’s Grand Strategy
Author(s):

Ye Zicheng

Guoli Liu

Steven I. Levine

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813126456.003.0003

As some scholars have indicated, development is the keystone of China's future, and the main threat to national security is not foreign invasion but whether China can support a stable, orderly, and healthy society. Other scholars warn against focusing on military force at the expense of diplomacy. If China becomes a more democratic country, it too will play an increasingly constructive role in the world system. Democratization is essential to China's emergence as a global power. The major challenge for China will be to deal correctly with the United States, the leader of the present global world order. By following a strategy of putting integration first while also seeking some amendment and alteration, China and the United States can use cooperation as a basis for managing challenges. Accordingly, if the Chinese government can innovate, overcome corruption, and distribute the fruits of economic growth more rationally, it can avoid crisis.

Keywords:   China's economy, China's military, democracy, United States, economic strength

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