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This first assignment is a short position paper. You are given two readings from the publication Great Decisions. The readings for this assignment deal with China and the United States. Your objectives are as follows: A. You will evaluate sources with events or topics of the modern world for this paper. B. You assess 21st Century world events and link them to the past – historically, culturally, economically and politically. This assignment has two parts, and you will need to access the APUS library for two scholarly/academic articles for the second part of your position paper.

For this position paper, the information you will be reading comes from one author David Lampton. Mr. Lampton wrote about China in two (2) separate periods. you will discuss China and the United States. The articles, which are attached below in PDF are:

“China Looks at the World, The World Looks at China” by David Lampton, 2010.

“China and America” by David Lampton, 2018.

Please make sure you read the directions and paper mechanics below, they are your guides to this assignment.

Directions are as follows:

Once you have finished reading the articles, you have two sections you need to complete. In the first section of your paper, in two (2) pages, you will answer the following question based upon your reading of the articles: How has the relationship changed overtime between the United States and China? For the second half of your paper, in two pages, (2), you will take a stand/position. You will need to answer this question: Who emerges as the most powerful economically and militarily over the next decade – China or the United States? Explain. In short, you are taking a stand and defending it in the second half of this paper.

It is important that you back up your position with two (2) scholarly/academic sources from the APUS library. You will be graded based upon the rubric that is in the assignment section. Please make sure you use the rubric as your guidance.

Assignment Paper Mechanics Instructions:

Your essay should be at least four double-spaced pages of text (Times New Roman, font size 12). You will need a cover page and a bibliography. Your paper must be written in a Word Document. You must consult a minimum of two scholarly/academically credible sources from the university library. This means not only are you reading the two articles I have given you, but you will also seek out two scholarly/academic articles to back up your stand on this issue. Your bibliography and citations may be in APA, MLA, or Chicago Style format based upon the formatting used in your degree field. Your formats need to be in order. Students majoring in history must use Chicago Style format.

If you use any of the information from your sources word-for-word, you must cite the source by using endnotes, footnotes, or parenthetical citations. If you read the information and write it in your own words and it is not common knowledge, you must cite the source because you are paraphrasing someone’s information. Why? This is paraphrasing. You are using someone’s information. This is plagiarism.

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