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China: 21st Century Foreign Policy factors

What factors will contribute to the course of Chinese foreign policy in the 21st Century? What direction will China take? These and other questions are addressed in this solution.

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1) China is a rising world power.
-most populous state
-one of the largest states in the world
-great human/mineral resources to draw from

all this will lead to greater economic/military muscle

2) economic modernization - for the past 25 years, China has embarked on a path of economic modernization and normalization of relations with the industrialized democracies. This preference for stability and growth over commmunist/maoist ideology began with the death of Mao Zedong.

3) China still has territorial disputes with some of its neighbors - most notably involving Taiwan and the Spratley Islands.

4) China's neighbors fear its growing power/influence/designs in Asia.

China is gradually replacing Japan as Asia's ecomic leader. Chinese investment throughout Southeast Asia ...

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The solution provides a concise analysis of the factors that will contribute to 21st century Chinese Foreign Policy and provides a concise discussion of the possible direction in terms of foreign relation that China might take.

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