China and the U.S. Term Paper by Peter Pen

China and the U.S.
An analysis of the growing influence of China as an economic power and what the U.S. must do to retain its hegemon status.
# 103559 | 2,179 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008
Published on May 20, 2008 in Political Science (General) , Asian Studies (General)

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This paper discusses how China's influence as an economic power has grown dramatically in the past few decades and how the Chinese have taken advantage of its seemingly endless pool of cheap labor to make itself the center of global manufacturing. The paper relates that this has led to heavy foreign investment, the opening of its economy, and a sharp rise in GDP per capita. The paper also discusses the domestic and foreign policy issues the US must tackle if it wants to retain its hegemon status.

From the Paper:

"Next, America must lead the global fight on global warming. Environmental issues are going to be at the forefront in the 21st century and the US must lead the way. The US is currently the leading culprit in carbon emissions which we need to drastically reduce. We need to heavily invest in renewable energy resources, both for the health of our planet and also to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Our industrial plants need to be retrofitted and modernized to cut down on their emissions. The US auto industry needs to raise fuel efficiency standards significantly and also develop cars that will eventually no longer need fuel. Furthermore, every community should have recycling facilities. Americans are filling up too many landfills. The US also needs to join the Kyoto Protocol and then improve on it. America needs to show that the long term interests of our planet greatly outweigh that of our short term economic interests. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/Desktop/Research%20Paper/china-africa.htm
  • The Heritage Foundation file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/Desktop/Research%20Paper/ChinaImplications.htm
  • Eisenman, Joshua and Kurlantzick, Joshua "China's Africa Strategy"
  • Kurlantzick, Joshua "The Decline of American Soft Power"
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/Desktop/Research%20Paper/china-soft%20power.htm

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