What a Dilemma? Chinese Economics Growth Strategies Using IR Theories

  • Md. Salamun RashidinEmail author
  • Sara Javed
  • Bin Liu
Original Article


China is the world’s second largest economy. After joining the World Trade Organization, China expanded trade relations with other neighboring countries and became more involved in value chains. Chinese trade expansion not only affected the political and economic situation, but also influenced the global value chain. This paper helped to find Chinese economics, trade strategies, better understand the behavior of China on the assumption of power and the structure of the international system, and predict that China might challenge the current order using international relations theories, as well as putting more focus on realism, liberalism, and constructivism. The findings of this study explore the Chinese economic development pathway and influence of the International organization in terms of realism, liberalism, and constructivism. Moreover, it helps to rebound the benefit for the researcher, academic and policy-makers as this research uncovers critical areas of Chinese strategy in the international arena.


Chinese economy Growth Realism Liberalism Constructivism IR theory 



The first author Md. Salamun Rashidin is thankful to University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) authorities for the research fund and financial support during his Masters and Ph.D. research studies. He is very much grateful to Professor Dr. Wang Jian; respected Editor Cai Zuo and university governing body for supporting his research endowment.


The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities” in UIBE of China (CXTD10-11), University of International Business and Economics of China (2018M630246), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2019T120169) and the National Social Science Foundation of China (17ZDA098).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of International Trade and EconomicsUniversity of International Business and Economics (UIBE)BeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Business, Department of MarketingUniversity of International Business and Economics (UIBE)BeijingChina
  3. 3.China Institute for WTO studies, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)BeijingChina

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