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Lillian Bogonko

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Can China really become a super power, or will it remain a great power among other great powers?

We have read numerous articles and statistics that indicate the rising power that is China. As an emerging economy among the BRICs, China is seen as a leader in the pack and with the number two economy, well placed to replace the US as a world hegemon.

I however wonder how much of a super power if any China can be? John Inkberry has written about the western liberal order and how it has penetrated every inch of our societies and culture. As a result many have found themselves having to preserve their cultures because the western liberal culture is very strong. Inkberry argues that China will have to find it`s influence within this set up, because it will be very hard to alter it (the western liberal order).

Is this the case? Can China become a super power in the current global order or will it have to dispose of it and come up with a different type of order or will it simply become part of the order and influence global events among other powers?

What does the future of China look like in the present western liberal order?


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    Aug 12 2012: Maybe the plan is for China to be intentionally the number one global power. In this new global age, everything on purpose is moving to china. So, maybe, if we can understand that, well understand that its all orchestrated. And the U.S economy since the 80's has been decimated and till this very day.

    Or I can be wrong. Research.
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      Aug 16 2012: Orchestrated by who....states always act in their own national interest. It`ll take China lobbying any states to have gotten to where they are which is simply unrealistic. The international system is self driven by other factors. No one orchestrates anything. Unless this is a new conspiracy theory that i have not hear of
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        Aug 16 2012: Well since everything someone says that questions this artificial "order" is conspiracy, so be it. You seem like an intellectual person. You'll get it soon enough that nothing in this world runs like you think it does. Nothing.

        Make the dots, maybe you'll get it.

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