Study Cards on china, power, revolution

What is the basis for China's power?
Its rapid economic progress since the introduction of market reforms in 1978 under Deng Xiaopoing (2nd revolution)
It has become the largest world exporter.
> cheap labour, making it the manufacturing heart of the global economy.
> growth of its soft power: the significance of Confucianism in providing a cultural basis for cooperation in Asia, and the attraction of its anti-imperialist heritage in Africa.
Under Xi Jinpang, China has gone through a 3rd revolution. What are key developments from this?
- Introduction of an anti-corruption campaign, abolition of one child policy.
- Dengist economic reforms have been slowed or reversed, and the role of state owned enterprises has been strengthened.
- growing presence on the international stage.
Why has the rise of China often been seen as part of a larger shift in the balance of global power?
Power has shifted from West to East (Asia), and from the USA to the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa).

So not just China, but Asia.
So what might be the principal significance of the BRICS countries?
That they represent a device through which China can bolster its position in relation to the USA, without risking a direct confrontation that may endanger its peaceful rise.
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