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Pacific ocean is becoming a rising political opportunity because it connects China and the United States which are the two most powerful world leaders. There is rivalry between the two powers over who will govern the pacific and make the political decisions about it.

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Pols 103 - Global Political Issues
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POLS 103 1st Edition Outline of Last Lecture 1 Capacity Autonomy 2 Mexico 3 Russia 4 Iran 5 Syria Lecture 37 Outline of Current Lecture II The Pacific a US influence i China influence Current Lecture The Pacific Biggest ocean lots of states surround it hasn t been globally relevant to politics up until now the rise of China 2000s really pushed it into focus Asian economies are growing much faster than other economies argument of if the Pacific is the ocean of the 21st century who will be the deciding factor in how the Pacific develops USA vs China largest economies of the world relationship between political and economic which will be the dominant influence in the pacific politics primarily it is a fight about economics who determines the rules by which trade in the ocean happens this is convergence what rules are states converging to The rules of the US or the rules of China invisible hand of the market is pushing states to behave a certain way US proposing TTP Trans Pacific Pact Seeks free trade among Asian states but not China China proposing RCEP Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Excludes the US and all states on this side of the Pacific focus on Asian countries divert trade with US to China for Asian countries Freedom of the Seas USA says that everyone can go sail around the world except in a 12 mile zone around countries US says that countries own the ocean up to 12 miles out from shore they also own the resources on the ocean floor up to 200 miles out but not the water China says you own the ocean up to 200 miles out within the EEZ exclusive economic zone Resolve conflict Argument USA treaties that China already singed say that they have agreed to resolve territorial disputes peacefully China says that there is no dispute because they own the water and islands 200 miles out from their shore Rule

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