Soc 225 May 5 - Soc 225 Three Faces of Chinese Power Might...

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Soc 225 Three Faces of Chinese Power - Might: coercive (military) power o PLA modernization, but still far behind the US military Does not have near the resources the US has o China’s four main security concerns: US intervention on Taiwan (biggest source of tension with China and US, China sees them as a part of China but US sees them as their own country, but UN does not recognize Taiwan); neighbors’ nuclear power; air and sea threats to costal areas (not a real threat); dependence on strategic resources (depend on a lot of natural resources which could lead to conflict) - Money: remunerative (economic) power o 15. 38% world GDP in 2007; resuming its relative weight o Strong grade ties with the US, Asia, and other parts of the world o The power of the buyer, seller, investor, donor, and innovator - Mind: normative (ideational) power o Expansion of higher education, over 60,000 students in the US o Investment in scientific research and technological innovation o Revival of Confucian values; state-sponsored nationalism
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 225 taught by Professor Liu during the Spring '11 term at University of Wisconsin.

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Soc 225 May 5 - Soc 225 Three Faces of Chinese Power Might...

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