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China's Ascendance to Global Superpower: Implications and Prospects

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DOI: 10.25236/icfmhss.2023.049


Quanwei Zhang

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Quanwei Zhang


As it is known to all, China's economic performance has been impressive, leapfrogging to the world's second-largest economy, which weighs heavily on international politics. However, its military power requires more efforts to help it take off, especially its overseas base construction. Politically, China matters a lot in international politics as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. The future will see Chinese citizens and the global community benefited when China turns out to be a global superpower. In that case, Chinese citizens will find themselves in a greater country where there are improved economic well-being, lower poverty rates, increased employment opportunities, and a growing middle class. Meanwhile, they will live a safer country both inside and outside. For the time being, China faces competition from the United States, but its steady economic growth and political influence make it highly likely that China will become a superpower in the future. All in all, China's rise promises positive outcomes for its own people and the international community. This paper explores how possible that China will grow to a global superpower from economic, military, political and cultural aspects, at the same time, what would happen for those who live in China, as well as what would happen on a global scale, if China were to be become a leading superpower.


China, global superpower, economy, military, politics, culture