China’s Economic Growth and Impact on International Relations

This is a independent study project, so the parameters are loose. However, it must include topics in the disciplines of economics and international relations/political science. I would like the paper to discuss the rapid growth of the Chinese economy, and where it stands currently. Also, how China’s economic growth has impacted the world economy and international relations. The essay must include some statistical data but it should not be the focus. Some primary sources need to be cited. Topics I would like to see discussed include but are not limited to…

The differences in Chinese and American economies.
Why China’s economy grew so rapidly.
What effect did this growth have on foreign nations?
Is this growth sustainable?