China will surpass the United States economically and is making huge military and technological progress. Will China's rise to global superpower status be peaceful? Or will China's rise not be peaceful due to its authoritarianism and territorial disputes?
Yes, China's rise will be peaceful
China has far to much to lose from conflict with the West, particularly direct military engagement with the USA.
China’s economy is internationally interconnected
It would not be in China's interest to allow conflict that might jeopardise its industrial base or alienate its burgeoning middle class and rich elite.