04-22-2010_China_and_travel_for_moodle

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Practicing international politics - From China to travel - 22 April 2010 Pol 1025.001 1
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Announcements Final exam: May 11 (Tuesday) 8-10 am Paper assignment due date: April 27 (Tuesday) in class Thought questions: 4 classes remain 2
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Brief review China and US debt $1.4T in foreign currency holdings A puzzle… Future? A quandary The People’s Republic of China Increasing liberalization, but remains authoritarian Growing international role, responsibilities Debate over future 3
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China… Friend? Or Foe? 4
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China as a friend, partner… Economic realities: Tight economic partnership with the US, world (aid) Trade -> peace; wealth -> benign Globalization = interconnection, joint endeavor Cultural and social realities: Large student population in US China assimilating into international system– doctrine of peaceful rise (Kurlantzick) Military realities: Chinese posture of minimum deterrence (barely capable of hitting the US) China very resource dependent China: <$80B on military; US >$400B (2006)(Kurlantzick) Reality of nuclear weapons (Brzezinksi) 5
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