On 1st October 2019, China entered into the 70th year since it was founded and these 70 years can be considered to be glorious for it especially when we speak of economy and military might. It is the second-biggest economy in the world today and this did not happen overnight. Especially the last 30 years or so have been crucial for it as it has managed to be a superpower in every right.
Today, China holds a significant position in global politics and over 700 million Chinese people have been pulled out from the depths of utter poverty during just 40 years. Isn’t this alone a historic feat?
China has also been criticized by many countries for its expansionist policies, nationalist attitude, brute military, and maritime activities. It also faces criticism for enforcing technology and surveillance systems that at times invade liberal views and expressions of people.
However, China remained aggressive and continues to be a major threat to only neighboring countries like India but also to the superpowers like the US. Some countries are even trying to follow their approach by adopting the Chinese development model but only time can tell whether or not they ever succeed like China.
As China is trying to re-iterate its glory of the Chinese Empire i.e. the Middle Kingdom, some regional issues are proving to be obstacles in its path. The Hong Kong protest against the extradition bill is a recent development that represents a clash of morals and values in the country.
Will China be able to overcome these odds and will it continue to surge forward could well decide the future of Asian and international politics. However, neighboring countries like Pakistan and India are way behind especially when it comes to economic development. India especially should take a lesson from the industrial and technological development of China.
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The cases of mob lynching and increasing communal vibe in the country will never help it to transform from developing into a developed state. On the other hand, China is exponentially growing in the automobile, foreign trade, and it has also emerged as the biggest holder of foreign exchange reserves. Therefore, India can get inspired by China and work for the upliftment of the poor while trying to consolidate rupee in front of US dollars through sustaining economic measures.