Is China's rise inevitable?
Arman Siani, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Traveler
Answered Oct 14
China is a nation with a billion people who have one of the world’s highest average IQs, who are extremely hard working, patriotic and ambitious, and don’t shy away from dreaming big.
It has a rich 5000 year old history, with meritocracy, rather than religious dogma and idealism, as its guiding principle. As someone else has correctly said, China is a civilization dressed as a country.
So, considering all this, China’s rise and dominance is indeed inevitable. Infact, it would be surprising if it’s NOT inevitable.
Updated Aug 23, 2016 · Upvoted by Luiz Giaconi, Foreing Relations and Politics post graduate
China is not rising, China is returning, returning to her natural position. In the Chinese or indeed the Indian prospective, the rapid growth is not a rise but a return to the natural order of things. From the antiquity to the middle of the 19th century, China and India accounted for half of the world’s GDP. And China was always economically, militarily and philosophically the central power of the far East. Not by force, but by cultural richness.
Again~ China is not a rising power, no countries in that size could rise that fast and that big. It is all because they have the experiences. China is now in a transformation of quantitative into qualitative changes, her return is unstoppable.
They’re still not caught up yet (per capita) but as they approach parity with the West their growth rate is declining at a rapid clip.
Their rise wasn’t inevitable. But their turn towards capitalism has enabled them to play catch up.