Will China Rule the World? A View from New Delhi
It may be tempting in light of China’s growing power and reach to imagine a world in which China is dominant. Although China’s policies of noninterference might seem appealing to many developing countries, its demands for obedience and its state-led growth will threaten the liberal capitalist order advanced by the West. China’s growth also masks its continuing vulnerability to economic shocks, social instability, and ethnic separatism. Internationally, China will see its ambitions constrained by rising powers along its periphery, the United States’ continuing presence in Asia, and its support for failing states such as Pakistan and North Korea.