Is China an ascending world power?

Please answer this question:
Is China an ascending world power? What options does the rest of the world have in trying to confront China’s growing influence in the international system? Examine the options through the lens of IR theories AND argue which one you believe is more likely to create a greater degree of stability in global politics.

Please answer the question listed above. When discussing options to confront China talk about confronting China with military strength (discuss Realist Theory) and then talk about confronting China with less aggressive and more inclusive policies (discuss Liberalist theory).

When arguing theory is more stable for generating lasting peace; argue that Liberalism offers a more progressive and inclusive avenue for peace.

Please use a minimum of 10 ACADEMIC sources and use in-text Chicago Referencing style (please DO NOT use footnotes) and Chicago style bibliography.