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By Michael D. Swaine

The emergence of the People's Republic of China at the international scene constitutes the main major occasion in international politics because the finish of global battle II. because the international s main political, fiscal, and armed forces energy, the USA faces a very major problem in responding to China's emerging energy and effect, specifically in Asia. providing a clean viewpoint on present and destiny U.S. coverage towards China, Michael Swaine examines the elemental pursuits and ideology at the back of U.S.-China relatives, contemporary U.S. and chinese language coverage practices in seven key parts, and destiny developments probably to impact U.S. coverage. American leaders, he concludes, needs to reexamine convinced uncomplicated assumptions and ways concerning America's place within the Western Pacific, combine China coverage extra successfully right into a broader Asian method, and recalibrate the U.S. stability among cooperative engagement and deterrence towards Beijing.

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The latter goal has resulted in Chinese support for international efforts to locate and eliminate both regional and global terrorists through a variety of means discussed in detail in chapter 6. The two goals are related in the sense that, while resisting any effort to “internationalize” its domestic counterterrorist or counterinsurgency activities, Beijing nonetheless seeks international acceptance of these actions as part of the global war on terrorism. Though generally supportive of international counterterrorist activities, China’s leaders resist those actions that might undermine the principle of national sovereignty or circumvent the authority of international organizations such as the United Nations.

S. positions on critical security issues beyond the Asia-Pacific region, such as the Iranian nuclear imbroglio. As chapters 2 through 8 explain, these goals have required an array of political, diplomatic, and military policies and actions toward China. S. policy has focused primarily on strengthening and enlarging the alliance with Japan while supporting improvements in Sino-Japanese relations, developing a new strategic relationship with India, maintaining stability in the Taiwan Strait, and working with Beijing to denuclearize and stabilize the Korean Peninsula.

S. strategic dominance in general, and any type of United States–led opposition to China’s rise in particular, is unnecessary and potentially destabilizing for the region. In addition, these concepts also play to the fears that some nations harbor about America’s unilateralism and intervention in their domestic affairs. S. military presence in South Asia; and (4) intervening politically, and perhaps militarily, in territorial or resource disputes between China and other Asian powers, such as India, Japan, and countries in Southeast Asia.

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