China Hegemony

International relations examine the security, welfare, order, justice and economics between countries (Lecture 1).   The studies can go back from the war in Versailles, the two world wars and even to the present conflict between U.S. and Iraq.   International relations can change drastically in a short time frame.   Despite the changes, few nations have changed as fast, or as dramatically as China has since the 1970s.   China has had many foreign policies since the founding of the PRC in 1949.   (Dreyer, article 3)   China, a country, with a population of 1.33 billion (The World Factbook) has liberalized its economy and gone from producing low quality and simple exports to sophisticated high technology goods.
Many scholars argue that, China is a country which is working towards becoming the next superpower.   Political scientists believe that China may become the next hegemony state as the country has expanded enormously in terms of foreign affairs, economy, military, and its role in the United Nations and World Trade Organization.   According to Charles Kindleberger’s hegemonic stability theory, he argued that the dominant power does not merely manipulate international economic relations for its own sake; it creates an open world economy based on free trade which is to the benefit of all participating states and not only the hegemon. (Jackson, p. 196)   Despite the prediction of China’s status from many scholars, China will not be a hegemonic state in the foreseeable future as China will need to prioritize and redirect the country’s principles and regulations in order for them to avoid speculation and judgments from other countries (i.e. United States and European Union).
This essay will be analyzing China’s economy, examining their military strength and also investigating on human rights regulation to illustrate that China cannot be the next hegemonic state in the near future.   China is in every sense a world under construction, with the physical, social, economic,...