Chinas Rise to Power. After reading Chinavs. the U.S.: The case for second place examine how Chinas riseto power compares to other cases in which a rising nation haschallenged an existing superpower such as the American challengeto British hegemony a century ago. Describe the political obstaclesthat China may face in integrating with an international order thathas been dominated by western democracies. Evaluate whether theU.S. should attempt to contain Chinas rise through containment orengagement.