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RESOLVED: On balance, the rise of China is beneficial to the interests of the United States.

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Started: 3/11/2013 Category: Politics
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3rd round ==> refutation and conclusion


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Debate Round No. 1


Hello, my name is X and my team AFFIRMS today’s topic…

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…


The rise of China: this phrase refers to the economic, militaristic, and humanistic growth of china
Beneficial to the interests of the U.S: 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 Department of Defense)

OBSERVATION: All arguments must relate to the rise of china

STANDARD: the standard or the most important issue of today’s debate shall be net benefits to the U.S. and the world.

CONTENTION 1: Trade Benefits
Our first main argument is that the strong trading partnership between china and the US is beneficial to our economy. China is the US’s biggest trading partner and it helps us create jobs and gain money for our economy.
  • According to The chairman or economic advisors of the US gov’t on October 30th, 2003. U.S. exports to China have grown rapidly as much as over 55 percent since 2000, and have increased from 27 billion in 2003 to $539 billion in 2011. [1] [2]
  • In addition to that, according to famous economist Daniel Ikenson (formal government official) from the Cato Institute states In years when the deficit increases, U.S. employment rises. Between 1983 and 2007, real gross domestic product (GDP) more than doubled, and the U.S. economy created 46 million net new jobs — 1.84 million net new jobs per year. Accordingly, the probability that faster yuan appreciation will reduce the bilateral deficit, or that a reduced deficit will create U.S. jobs, are each small. Since china is our biggest trading partner, most of these net jobs come from china. [3]

The analysis is that as china depreciates its currency’s value and creates a bigger trade deficit , more jobs will created in our economy.
Thus as China rises the U.S. economy will be stimulated and have more money to achieve its goals.

CONTENTION 2: Decrease ofPoverty and Other Domestic Challenges
Our second contention is that the rise of china has directly reduced the poverty rate and has created a more humane perspective towards its gov’t.
  • According to a report by the World Bank, it states, “High growth in China explains much of the reduction in the global poverty rate. Between 1981 and 2004, there was an estimated decline in the absolute number of extreme poor in China of over 500 million people.” That’s about 55% of their population. [4]
  • Also, according to Donald Gross, a former White House and State Department official, states, “In China, a new generation of leaders are coming to power with a mandate to address the country’s daunting domestic challenges—including corruption within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), environmental degradation, frequent “mass incidents” of social unrest, inflation, and glaring social inequalities.” [5]

It is one of our interests to eliminate poverty and corruption from this world, so it is our obligation to help countries that want to help with the cause of improving global welfare. As stated in our definition, one of the interests of U.S. is to promote worldwide prosperity. Clearly, a world free of poverty and corruption is one that benefits everyone’s interest and thus proving that China’s rise is beneficial.

CONTENTION 3: Interdependence
Our third main argument is that the interdependence of China and America’s economy will make China act in its self-interest to make sure that the US economy prospers.
  • According to the U.S. Congressional Research Service, “As of June 2011, China was the largest holder of U.S. securities, which totaled $1.73 trillion. U.S. Treasury securities constitute the largest category of China’s holdings of U.S. securities—these totaled $1.16 trillion as of September 2012.” [6]

The impact here is that china will act in self-interest to help our economy. China will want to increases the amount of U.S. securities to earn money so they will take it up as a goal to stimulate the U.S. economy. With China rising economically, it will benefit the U.S. economy.


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Debate Round No. 2


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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by awesomeness 4 years ago
what heading
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Posted by Theqeustioner 4 years ago
wat do u meen by the heading
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