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Content Japan, Korea, Australia, Singapore becoming more interdependent with China Japan alliance with US America’s view of Japan: bulwark of “free world” Technological sophisticated Largest humanitarian aid Missile-defense program
Content South Korea’s economic growth dependent on China China owns South Korea’s mines & railroads China alliance with Australia China is Australia’s largest consumer of uranium, iron ore, manganese, & liquid natural gas China will dominate Asia “Co-prosperity Share” future capital of China
Content The Inner Triangle: Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam Burma (Myanmar) world’s only militant Buddhist state Thailand- China carving a canal across Thailand Vietnam- China believe it is in its civilization boundaries China’s strategy: acquire resources & build friendly relations to support its eventual blue-water navy China overtaken Japan as largest aid donor
Content China’s southern & central: seasonal cyclones& flooding Northeast: heavy snowfall West: deserts & mountains China: world’s widest & deepest self-contained cultural space: own literature, philosophies, and dramatic forms, TV shows Asia’s cultural magnet China’s peaceful rise=birth of Beijing Consensus
Source Slide The Second World Author: ParagKhanna Title: China’s First-World Seduction Section V Chapter 28