The initial appeal of the Sino-Soviet alliance laid in both regimes’ ideological compatibility. Anti-imperialist ideology arguably drove China to perceive American intervention in the Korean War as imperialism encroaching onto Asia, and which moved it to intervene. However, I rebut this as while the public might have based their perceptions on ideology, CCP’s actions – key in steering the course of Chinese foreign policy – did not seem to have been driven by them. Mao’s desire to rely on USSR for economic reconstruction and security weighed in more heavily than ideology in sealing the Sino-Soviet alliance. As argued earlier, China’s initial reluctance to intervene in Korea indicates that anti-imperialism was not its key concern.
This historical analysis will define the imperial impact of French colonialism and the influence of Chinese communism and on the Vietnamese people in the pre-WWII era. The important role of China in the development of Vietnam’s history is crucial to understand the ways in which foreign colonists could not sustain dominance over these peoples. In the past, Northern Vietnam had been a part of China, which defines the close relationship that these people had with a larger and more powerful empire in this region of the world. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, the role of China’s own nationalist movements had an impact on Vietnam’s own struggles in French-Indochina. The early focus on “nationalism” in China was going against western
The finished T-shirts are sent back to the U.S for branding, marketing, and further distribution worldwide. The trade of commodity and consumer products opens the doors for countries to come together to strengthen relations and ties. In a win-win situation, the cotton trade deals not only allowed China to provide job opportunities to it’s citizens, but allowed the U.S. to gain an edge in the race to the bottom by producing low cost T-Shirts. Furthermore, the rebirth of T-shirt as donated goods to Africa is not only an act that strengthens country ties but also an extension of philanthropy and aid to less fortunate places. In areas of international trade, business, job opportunities, and social welfare, the life-cycle of a T-Shirt has opened up doors that have allowed our societies to move forward and advance.
China has set up three financial entities - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, New Development Bank and Silk Road Infrastructure Fund. This enabled the initial capital to reach US$40 billion. The One Belt One Road, expected to be completed in 2049, is envisioned as three routes connecting China to Europe, The Persian Gulf, The Mediterranean Sea and The Indian Ocean. This initiative aims to create connections among regional waterways. More than 60 countries, with a combined GDP of about $21 Trillion, have expressed interest in joining the One Belt One Road Initiative.
The Tang & Song Dynasties were experiencing a Golden Age due to the fact that they had a fair system in granting government positions, brought highly advanced inventions to the world, and had very intricate architecture. During the Golden Age, many lavish buildings began being built with new materials, decorations and designs. During this time, Marco Polo made a visit to China, hoping to see what the country was like. In
The process of globalization, and its impact on economic growth have become the defining influence on the development of modern China. China 's integration into the global economic system has been a multifaceted and complex process, and one that China appears exceptionally eager to embrace. Encompassing domestic policy shifts, engagement with both global and regional institutions, as well as bilateral agreements with various countries, globalization has been an impressively orchestrated process initiated by the very top of the CCP. While advocates of globalization tout the growth of China as proof of its merits, analyzing the actual effects on the ground reveals a much more nuanced reality. Globalization has undoubtedly brought China more wealth and power, but it has also generated a host of other effects, both positive and negative.
For instance, there is a sentence says that “大同大同國貨好，大同產品最可靠” (Wang 1994: 146), which was translated as “Datong, Datong, China’s best buy, on Datong products we all rely” (Wang and Goldblatt 1998: 101). To begin with, in Taiwan the brand name spelled like “Tatung” rather than “Datong”. Goldblatt purposely applied Hanyu Pinyin, the system China used to have, for the ideological effect. Also, instead of translating 國貨 literally into “national product”, Goldblatt made it “China’s best buy”. By mentioning China explicitly, it is clear that Goldblatt made a choice of not mentioning Taiwan already.
He argues that Europe was ‘a power-based civilization’ and believes that Europe dominated other civilizations because Europe was innovative. Landes does acknowledge the fact that civilizations such as China were inventive, but he believes that they were not innovative enough to become the leading civilization – inventive means having a new idea for a product or process and innovative means practically applying the new inventions into
As the Tongzhi Restoration was largely focused on developing a nation with strong Confucian values, there was a refusal to change the intellectual mindset of the climate. Even though the scholar officials were willing to adapt Western technology and methods, they were still convinced of the superiority of Chinese values. Hence, they failed to fully understand the sources of Western power, failing to assimilate their institutions and culture. Moreover, the Imperial Court was divided into the conservatives and reformers both pushing for different goals. For instance, the reforming efforts were undermined when Prince Gong, who had been willing to cooperate with the Westerners and recognised the need for change, was replaced with the incompetent and conservative Prince Chun.
However, Chinese side is not that willing to move into such platform. U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue is a good platform to discuss such problems bilaterally and improving into higher levels of diplomacy could lead to global and regional stability at unexpectedly good levels. Also human rights is still a huge concern between United States and China since Americans accusing China by underestimating human rights and various violations on political and social fields. These political problems are occurring due to different regimes between two sides and American misunderstanding of Chinese structure and lack of transparency between Chinese government institutions. For the transparency issues, White Papers of the People’s Liberation Army are very important.