China: An Unfounded Fear? Analytical Essay by Write Fine

China: An Unfounded Fear?
This paper explores whether China poses a real threat to the Western world.
# 112628 | 2,426 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 03, 2009 in Economics (International) , International Relations (U.S.) , Asian Studies (General)

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The paper relates that some have seen the economic rise of China not as an opportunity but as a threat, viewing anything that makes China stronger as also making the West weaker. The paper discusses how some perceive China as an environmental, economic or military threat. The paper concludes that this fear is more a perception than a reality at the present time, and it is also impossible to see what will happen in the next few years that might shift this perception.

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Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Broomfield, Emma V. "Perceptions of Danger: The China Threat Theory." Journal of Contemporary China 12(35)(2003), 265-284.
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