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China's emergence as a great power is transforming the world, affecting its security, economy and physical environment. Power Realignments in Asia: China, India and the United States explores the impact of China's rise on relations among China, India and the United States.


China's rise to great power status in the 21st century stands perhaps as the most important long-term trend affecting our world. Its economic growth, unprecedented in speed and scale, has created a vast new workforce driving globally integrated production, resulting in the country's emergence as a formidable trading power. This relentless pursuit of growth has not only interwoven China's fortunes with the rest of the world through robust trade relationships, but the country's high savings rates have also given it the wherewithal to consolidate its hard power. Escalated expenditure on military modernization for this nuclear power with the world's largest standing army, not to mention the development of space capabilities, symbolize the ambitions and the stakes at play. Observer after observer has flagged the ...

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