College or School
political science and international affairs
Faculty Research Advisor
The research focuses on the changing international system and rising Chinese hegemony. In 2009, China overtook Japan to become the second largest economy. The share of Chinese economy in 2008 was around 7% by 2017 it doubled to 14.8% while the United States remain relative in 23-24 percent. This triggers the relative decline of the United States which is the current hegemon. China is accepting more international responsibility. The greatest irony is that the United States, as the largest capitalist country is advocating for fair trade, whereas the largest country run by a communist party is advocating for free trade. China is actively establishing or signing multilateral agreement whereas the United States actively withdraw from it. The US protectionist stand in the global economy creates more room for China to emerge as the new hegemon.
Zeng, Weicong, "China-The New Hegemon" (2019). Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) Student Presentations. 438.