The war is on the superiority of the economy of either country. From the speech, the speaker provided information about the growth of the Chinese economy. The speaker mentioned that the economy of China was rising so fast that in a decade it would become the largest economy in the whole world (Rudd). The speaker did not stop at that, he supported his claim by using a number of examples that proved his point further (Schultze 56). In his speech, he mentioned the strong holds of China. Aspects that will enable the country achieve the best performing and largest economy title. In addition, they are the largest exporters, the largest manufacturers and more so, the largest pollutants of the air through the many factories they have (Rudd). By providing these data, the speaker shows the audience how the economy of China is growing by the day, a reason to grow conflict with the current titleholder of the largest economy; the United States of America.The speaker brought about a juxtaposed comparison (Schultze, 78) of the two countries that are fighting for the best economy title: China and the US. China is said to claim the title in a decade from the year 2015, a sentiment the US is not taking lying down. The speaker stated in his speech that the US has complained about the political fundamental of freedom and democracy that the Chinese government is employing (Rudd). The US is the most liberal of worlds and therefore expects the other countries of the world to borrow a leaf from them. In addition, the US decries the intellectual property infringement that the Chinese have on the cyber c space. Their citizen have had incessant cyber-attacks on the US and global firms. These present a possible recipe for conflict and war between the two economies according to Kevin. The speaker goes further to provide the history of China. He states how in the beginning of the nineteenth century the German colonies were handed over to other colonies, China being one of them. The bad blood that exists between the two countries will be the source of conflict (Rudd). By explaining this conflict, the speaker creates curiosity in the minds of his listeners on how to solve the conflict. In solving the conflict, the speaker suggests that the policies put forth in the mind, should be accompanied by the actions; and these actions should come from the heart. That will be the surest way, according to the speaker, to solve the imminent
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Rudd, Kevin. "Are China and the US Doomed to Conflict? | Talk Video." TED: Ideas Worth Spreading. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2015. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_rudd_are_china_and_the_us_doomed_to_conflict?language=en
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