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Will China Overtake America ?

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There are many books talking about the rising power of china. However, some experts believe that the rise of the dragon is just a bubble. I myself have heard friends saying that America doesn’t have to worry because china can't catch up with the scientific and technological advancements since it absorbs these things from the United States.

Throughout history, empires' rise and fall is inevitable. China has enhanced living standards very rapidly, what was achieved in the last thirty years is a miracle, china lifted millions of its people out of poverty , built an incredible infrastructure and sent up spaceships. China's opening up has brought a tremendous change, not only economically but also politically.

China has transformed itself from a vastly impoverished agricultural land into a formidable industrial society. China, for some reasons, will overtake America as the world's largest economy sooner or later. But, surpassing America economically doesn’t mean that china will overtake the united states in the international arena. I personally think that it will take china a long time to dominate the world and play a big role globally like the United States. The US has been a dominant culture for decades. It's true that Chinese government spends a huge budget to build what so called "Confucius institutes" and scholarship to overseas students who are willing to pursue their studies in Chinese language. However, foreigners find the language very difficult to learn and can't absorb the culture easily; therefore, language is the biggest barrier ahead!   

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Reply Report HailChina! 2017-4-11 21:32
Greeks were smarter than Romans but that didnt stop Romans from taking over them. Plus Chinese technology is underrated. Plus when China is worlds largest economy it will attract all the best talent from around the world like USA does now. Mostly it is not actually Americans coming up with new technology - the technology just goes through America because they are leader state.

And I do not think the Chinese language is important. English is the international language and it does not hurt Chinese cultural hegemony to speak it. Plus English is English not American. I would suggest that China switch the English-English rather than so-called 'American-English'. It is very very stupid for China to be using so-called 'American-English'.
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-4-12 09:30
HailChina!: Greeks were smarter than Romans but that didnt stop Romans from taking over them. Plus Chinese technology is underrated. Plus when China is worlds lar ...
English-english or American English , It doesn't make any difference......
Reply Report HailChina! 2017-4-12 12:34
arabchinalover: English-english or American English , It doesn't make any difference......
Of course it makes a difference. Why would China decide to use Amerixan-English?
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-4-12 12:45
HailChina!: Of course it makes a difference. Why would China decide to use Amerixan-English?
the point is not wether china is adopting english or not . we talk about the cultural infulence of the english language globally which allows america to spread its culture easily .....chinese is complex
Reply Report TedM 2017-4-12 16:22
Chinese people often exhibit "double-think". They have America as some sort of enemy to overcome, compete with and beat..... yet at the same time love everything American! American companies take advantage of this. Most English text books are American. American English is often very poor. With Trump, there is a nasty feeling that force will strengthen its position. In China their position of power in the world is quickly being raised through business with other countries.  It is clear which is better in the 21st century.    But..... China must solve the North Korean problem somehow before Trump escalates a war situation through his stupidity.
Reply Report arabchinalover 2017-4-12 19:31
TedM: Chinese people often exhibit "double-think". They have America as some sort of enemy to overcome, compete with and beat..... yet at the same ...
i am not optimistic at all about the future under Trump's adminstration , something will happen soon i guess either in north korea or syria......
Reply Report GhostBuster 2017-4-12 21:17
Strongly agree with TedM! Great and wide insight over the horizon!
Reply Report seneca 2017-4-13 13:34
I laud you for your prolific writing. You bring afresh breeze to our stale office. However, your  blog contains thougghts tossed around a little too often these days. I will show you a small shortcoming in this way of looking at things.

The argument is made that China has liberated the majority of its poor from dire poverty, right? The real question is: why wasn't China capable of spreading a decent standard of iving across its empire any time sooner, and on its own?

China has after long last understood how to stave of material poverty. A basic ingredient to this is the one-child family policy. It had to be applied in a brutal, inhumane way for decades. No one foresaw the material benefits this was going to produce. Now they have become tangible...

However, the Chinese people will for generations to come still bepoor. Poor in other ways. Poor in intellectual and spiritual rihts. A people who have to be told how many children they are allowed to raise are not a happy people. They are a poor people.

This lack of sel-determination will haunt them for a long time, and as such the people will be captives to any type off rulers, good or tyrannical.

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