U.S. Relations with China

June 30, 2008

How the next U.S. president handles relations with China may prove even more important in history than this nation’s handling of relations with Muslim countries. The five key areas of China policy deal with economic relations, human rights, nuclear proliferation, Taiwan and policy toward dangerous regimes. Taken as a whole, China policy can best be seen as a toolkit for the United States to use in shaping a positive role for Beijing, while hedging against the possibility that China’s leaders will instead pursue a negative path. Center for Strategic and International Studies senior advisor Michael Green says it’s likely that our next President will work diligently to maintain good relations with China.

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Constructing a Successful China Strategy », by Michael Green

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