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Surname 1Will the rise of China be peaceful?Student’s NameProfessor’s NameCourse IDDate of Submission
Surname 2Will the rise of China be peaceful?In the global politics, the rise of China to power is a highly debated topic in many schoolsof thought. There has being an escalation of tension among the countries neighboring China dueto the military drills it has been carrying out recently. Additionally, the presence of America inAsia has angered China. For example, the US is backing Taiwan which is a state that china isclaiming to be its territory. The debate is not directly concerned with only by the rise of china toAsia hegemony, but it is also concerned by response that it could likely spike to the US and itsneighboring countries. It appears that a war might arise not because of china rise to power, butdue to the fear that the other nations will anticipate. The paper will focus on demonstrating whythe rise of china to power will not be peaceful.The first argument to dispute that the rise of china to power will be peaceful is based onthe theory known as offensive realism. It is a theory that was coined by John Mearsheimer, whoinherently believes that the rise of China will not be peaceful, largely because of the “basicstructure of the international system which forces states concerned about their security tocompete with each other for power.” For example, In his theory, Mearsheimer argues thatbecause of the malignant intentions of the rising powers, which seek to establish hegemony, theestablished power would go to considerable lengths to contain and subsequently undermine theability of the rising powers from achieving great power status1.Offensive realism assumes that the goal of a rising power is to achieve hegemony anddominate its region. On that note, China, assuming that its economy grows at a clip, would wantto dominate Asia just like the United States dominates the Western hemisphere. An increasinglypowerful China, John Mearshmeir stresses, “ is also likely to try to push the US out of Asia,1John J Mearsheimer, “Can China Rise Peacefully?,” The National Interest, June 5, 2018,
Surname 3much the way the US pushed the European great powers out of the Western hemisphere.” As aresult, great power politics would emerge and the United States would go to an enormous lengthto contain the rise of China. There are historical precedents, which underpin this argument. Forexample, during the twentieth century, four major powers—Imperial Germany, Imperial Japan,Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union, were seeking to gain hegemony, the United States went toa great length to thwart their ambitions and dismantle their ability to gain ascendancy(Mearshmeir, 2018).Even though some scholars argue that from late 1940s to early 1990s, the Japaneseeconomy grew by an equivalent of over 60 percent of the US GDP, Japan never attempted tochallenge the international existing order. On the contrary, let’s not forget the case of Germany

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