China: Next superpower?

It’s exciting to think of China assuming global dominance this century. But with greater scrutiny and analysis, China does not have all the factors that contribute to superpower status: relative superiority in terms of military dominance (although strong, the Chinese army has not yet matched that of the US Navy), global economic control (it may be one of the largest exporters and magnet for imports but it’s still a challenger for the US, and perhaps for Japan; and socio-cultural influence the world over.


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