Why America Created Super Economic Power China

China has become an economic giant because of USA. In its zeal to defeat Russia and humiliate Communism USA has ended up building China into the second largest economy in the world. A resurgent China is now capable of taking USA in all areas globally and USA is looking on somewhat helplessly at its own 'progeny'.

The Chinese have announced that they will be investing USD 124 billion dollars in the One Belt One Road project connecting Asia and Europe. Such huge spending seems to be now normal for China. How has China reached this stage in its economy?

It is the US which has made China  into a powerful and  second largest economic entity  in the world. China has capitalized fantastically the various opportunities provided initially by the USA. Over the last two or more decades China has transformed itself from a culturally and financially  bankrupt country into a global economic powerhouse. It is now flexing its muscles and behaving like

a world power capable of even  looking USA in the eye.

How has USA  made China what it is today. In the 1970's USA was following a policy of containing Communism and had a running cold war with Russia. Its avowed aim was to weaken Russia and finish Communism. China too was  Communist  but a weak country. The Americans staged a major political coup with China with the famous Nixon-Kissinger strategy of engaging with China and developing relations with it. Post Mao China was almost emasculated with the disastrous Cultural Revolution and its economy was in a terrible shape. The olive branch of entering into economic ties with USA made Chinese supremo Deng come with the now famous observation that it does not matter what is the color of the mice as long as it was catching mice. Thus Communism was given a go by and capitalism was embraced by the Chinese though on paper they are even today a single party Communist run country.

The Americans encouraged investments into China to weaken the Communist fraternity and soon Gorbachov the Russian President  moved his country away from Communism and the adjoining  countries also got liberated from Russian control. A weak Russia and a failed Communist unity was a tremendous  boost to the US. 

However by now the Americans realized that goods coming from China were dirt cheap in prices but were of  good quality. They liked it. The American industry quickly realized that moving manufacturing to China would give them quality products at much cheaper prices and make them highly competitive in the

markets. Soon there was a flood of investments into China by American industry, Cheap Chinese labor and special benefit packages by Chinese , helped China to gross growing earnings from increasing volumes. The Chinese model soon became a high volume low price one and competitors soon found themselves unable to match prices. The Chinese smartly grabbed the economic boom to improve the country's infrastructure and successfully lifted a significant volume of its population above the poverty line. 

Almost everyone now wanted to manufacture in China to take advantage of the low cost of production.The American industry had now deeply got entrenched in China and the Americans had got used to cheap but quality' Made in China' products.You name it and it was produced in China. Even  replicas of Indian gods are now  made in China.

Today China has nearly USD 3000 billion worth of foreign exchange reserves. It is the largest exporter of goods in the world. It is developing its capabilities to emerge as a world power in the near future.  it is poised to play a very significant part in the politics and economies of the world. One has to pay a tribute to the Chinese leadership for transforming China into a giant in a period of about three decades since mid 1980s.The only weakness in their system is that they do not have democracy and its citizens do not enjoy democratic rights of many freedoms like freedom of speech etc. How long Chinese citizens will remain in a regimented set up is a important question.

It is therefore important to note that the USA while combating Russia has ended up building another adversary in China. Now they can target it and continue feeding its industial military complex.

Article Written By vks1000

Am a retired professional who is now into education of International Business and management topics. I enjoy writing and like reading on politics,economics,management and films. I take life as it comes and try to keep myself busy with a variety of activities.

Last updated on 20-06-2017 39 6

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  • d0z4  21-05-2017
    Well China is growing compared to America which is in decline over next decade or two.
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    • vks1000  23-05-2017
      I doubt if America will decline. Its intellectual abilities should see it through.
  • venkatnaik  17-05-2017
    Nice perspective, whenever disaster strikes around the world some where the USA would be linked to it. Now, China is openly challenging America. They did same with pakistan, to fight USSR, they deliberately supported islamic extremism to grow in pakistan. Today's pak extremists groups like LeT, JeM, Al-queda, Taliban are gifts of America. This China factor is worrisome to India, they're openly waging war against India.
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    • vks1000  23-05-2017
      But America is almost always the beneficiary.
    • playerauctions  22-05-2017
      Yes, China is economically giant per se but their environment is dying because of too much pollution and they are trying to conquer their neighboring small countries like Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines so that they will have a new habitat in the future. China's environmental crises have worsened because of this rapid industrialization. Now, they have air pollution problem, soil problem, and soon maybe habitat destructions. They will use their trillion dollars to repair their environment caused by super cheap industrialization and many countries have stopped buying their super cheap products because of the chemicals it contained. Slowly many countries have awakened and many countries like India are rapidly growing economically. Soon, India will rise because of it's IT industries and in the middle east, many Indian companies are soaring their flagship high.
      • vks1000  23-05-2017
        China could become an irresponsible power but India's rise will be painfully slow.
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