Accession Number:

ADA508286

Title:

Economic Collision: Competition between the United States and China

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-05-09

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

As China continues to rise on the international scene, competition between the United States and China becomes increasingly intense. This is true not only from a military perspective, but also from an economic one as China strives to become a global economic power. The competition has become more obvious recently due to the global economic recession and enormous fluctuations in natural resource commodity pricing over the past 12 months. China will continue to seek to become a global economic competitor to the United States -- a situation that will become increasingly evident as it strives to secure energy resources and build strategic economic alliances. This paper will provide an in-depth examination of the recent economic maneuvers by China to secure necessary natural resource markets to ensure its continued economic, military, and political ascendancy. In addition, the paper will examine the strategic relationships that China is securing to expand its international influence and legitimize its position as a global economic power. A proactive approach by the United States as China executes this strategy may allow a relatively stable relationship to continue and could potentially benefit not only the United States, but also the greater international community.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE