On balance, the rise of China is beneficial to the interests of the United States.
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Resolved: On balance, the rise of China is beneficial to the interests of the United States.
Before we present our main arguments, we’d like provide a proper framework for today’s debate…
Our team defines….
“United States interests” this phrase refers whether an idea achieves our goals such as influence in key markets, worldwide prosperity of citizens, and secure defense of the US and its allies. (US DoD)
“rise of China” as China’s ongoing rapid military, political, and economic advances over the past 30 years (International Monetary Fund) international organization which promotes internal trade, economic stability
“soft power” as a persuasive approach to international relations, typically involving the use of economic or cultural influence. (Joseph Nye) American political scientist - Harvard University
An observation we would like is that the topic must be viewed from a net benefits standpoint, which means the outcome of the debate will be based on which team weighs out possible arguments meaning which team can benefit the world the most. Also, we would like to remind you that China is still undergoing its rise and contentions should be weighed based on possible future effects.
With that being said, I would now like to move on to my 3 main contentions…
Contention 1: Foreign Policy Strategy affects U.S. in political and economic standpoints
Our first contention is that China’s soft power can damage U.S. foreign policy
Subpoint A: Relationships with Africa:
Subpoint B: Relationships with Southeast Asia
The impact here is that as China cuts off economic ties from America to countries in Asia and Africa, it gains economic ties with those countries and steals trade and business from us. In the future, China could use this economic relation to strengthen political and military ties, which could turn more countries under China’s soft power and under their influence. Clearly, this is detrimental and is against our interests.
Contention 2: Military results in instability
Our second contention is that China’s growing military challenges the U.S. and regional powers in the area, due to increased funding and development of new weapons.
Judge, you have to recognize how serious the impacts of all these moves can be. If any conflict with China occurs in the future, China is well armed to take down the U.S. in the East Pacific, in a few years, with the possibility of that this occurring in the near future due to ongoing military cuts. As the dominant military power in Asia, China can do what it pleases, and can possibly manipulate other countries to bring advantages to themselves, resulting in a huge loss for the U.S., regardless of whether or not we go to war with China. From both standpoints, this would be regarded as detrimental to U.S. interests.
Contention 3: Environmental problems from China’s rise
Our third and final contention is that China’s rise is creating environmental problems for the future that can harm global interests, including those of the United States.
The impact is clear: as China is still rising, it will continue to pollute more to keep up with worldwide manufacturing. These alarming CO2 emission rates would cancel out the world’s initiative to mitigate climate change, and if not so, would not only affect U.S. interests, but entire global interests for their own countries. China hasn’t taken any steps to try and combat these very likely effects, and by not doing so, could prove to be detrimental in the future through extinction, showing a clear loss in long term benefits.
My sources will be posted in comments because of the limitation of space
sorry for the inconvinience
i can open up a new debate later
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