Thirty Years of China-U.S. Relations

Thirty Years of China-U.S. Relations

Author: Sujian Guo

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739146965

Category: Political Science

Page: 366

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uncertainties. For many Americans, China's increasing global reach and growing political and economic influence constitute the greatest challenge to U.S. world dominance. As a result, some perceive China's rise as a threat to Americans' core national interests. --

Chinese Politics and Government

Chinese Politics and Government

Author: Sujian Guo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136256851

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Over the past two decades, China’s political reforms, open-door policy, dramatic economic growth, and increasingly assertive foreign policy have had an unprecedented regional and global impact. This introductory textbook provides students with a fundamental understanding of government and politics in China as well as the conceptual ability to explore the general patterns, impacts, and nature of continuities and changes in Chinese politics. Further, it equips students with analytical frameworks by which they can understand, analyse and evaluate the major issues in Chinese politics, including: The basic methodologies and theoretical controversies in the study of Chinese politics. The major dimensions, structures, processes, functions and characteristics of the Chinese political system, such as ideology, politics, law, society, economy, and foreign policy. The impact of power, ideology, and organization on different spheres of Chinese society. The structure, process, and factors in Chinese foreign policy making. Whether China is a "strategic partner" or "potential threat" to the United States. By examining contending theoretical models in the study of Chinese politics, this book combines an essentialist approach that keeps focus on the fundamental, unique and defining features of Chinese politics and government with other theoretical approaches or analytical models which reveal and explore the complexities inherent in the Chinese political system. Extensively illustrated, the textbook includes maps, photographs and diagrams, as well as providing questions for class discussions and suggestions for further reading. Written by an experienced academic with working knowledge of the Chinese Government, this textbook will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of Chinese Politics.

Crafting U.S. Economic Strategy Toward Asia

Crafting U.S. Economic Strategy Toward Asia

Author: Charles Freeman

Publisher: CSIS

ISBN: 0892065540

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 48

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Among the many pressing realities that will confront a new U.S. administration in January 2009—whether Republican or Democratic—is the need to manage the challenges and opportunities of a rising Asia. Growing trade and investment flows across the Pacific offer substantial economic benefits to Americans; yet they also create significant risks in both the economic and political spheres. In particular, with the U.S. economy weakened by financial instability and high commodity prices, and Congress more inclined to constrain than embrace globalization, there are a number of potential flashpoints in U.S. economic relations with Asia—from a backlash against high-profile Chinese investments to outrage over tainted children's toys—that could ignite early in a new president's term.The purpose of this report of the CSIS Asia Economic Task Force is to draw out some of the broad lessons learned from three decades of economic policymaking toward Asia and to offer recommendations for managing economic relations with three major countries in the region—China, Japan, and India. The authors focus on these three countries because of their absolute size and/or the growth of U.S. trade and investment with them and because of their domestic political visibility in the United States. The report examines the process of managing economic relations with Asian countries: how the U.S. government should organize itself; how it should approach counterpart governments; how it should communicate with the media, Congress, etc. The authors do not dwell on the substantive questions that arise in those relations—for example, what should our currency policy toward China be; should we discuss energy policy with India; what incentives are needed to persuade Japan to open its agriculture market? Those questions are important and worthy of examination elsewhere. However, process often determines the ultimate effectiveness—or otherwise—of any economic strategy. Therefore, rather than laying out a substantive agenda for policy engagement with Asia, this report is intended to offer the next administration a practical guide to governing in this important policy area.

Understanding Global Politics

Understanding Global Politics

Author: Klaus Larres

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134818679

Category: Political Science

Page: 436

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Contemporary international affairs are largely shaped by widely differing thematic issues and actors, such as nation states, international institutions, NGOs and multinational companies. Obtaining a deeper understanding of these multifaceted themes and actors is crucial for developing a genuine understanding of contemporary international affairs. This book provides undergraduate and postgraduate students of global politics and international relations with the necessary knowledge of the forces that shape and dominate our global political, economic and social/cultural environment. The book significantly enhances our understanding of the essentials of contemporary international affairs. Understanding Global Politics takes a pragmatic approach to international relations, with each chapter being written by an expert in their respective field: Part I provides the historical background that has led to the current state of world affairs. It also provides clear outlines of the major yet often complex theories of international relations. Part II is dedicated to the main actors in global politics. It discusses actors such as the most important nation states, the UN, EU, international organizations, NGOs and multinational companies. Part III considers important contemporary themes and challenges in global politics, including non-state centered challenges. Chapters focus on international terrorism, energy and climate change issues, religious fundamentalism and demographic changes. The comprehensive structure of this book makes it particularly viable to students who wish to pursue careers in international organizations, diplomacy, consultancy, the think tank world and the media.

The US Policy Making Process for Post Cold War China

The US Policy Making Process for Post Cold War China

Author: Wenzhao Tao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811049743

Category: Social Science

Page: 438

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Combining a study of American Think Tanks and a study of American diplomatic policy on China following the Cold War, this book explores in detail the policy-making process, procedures and mechanisms, as well as the roles of various interest groups in the policy-making process for China-related policies. Further, it dissects the policy-making process with regard to selected sensitive policies, such as the US diplomatic policy on Taiwan, China; US trade policy on China; US human rights policy on China; and US environmental and energy policy on China; and analyzes the function and influence of the American Think Tanks in the policy debates. Characterized by its high theoretical value, wealth of historical materials and painstaking analysis, the book is not only of important academic value but also offers a valuable reference guide to support the practical work of related departments in the Chinese government.

What’s New about the "New" Immigration?

What’s New about the

Author: Marilyn Halter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137483850

Category: History

Page: 306

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Historians commonly point to the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act as the inception of a new chapter in the story of American immigration. This wide-ranging interdisciplinary volume brings together scholars from varied disciplines to consider what is genuinely new about this period.

Great Power Competition as the New Normal of China–US Relations

Great Power Competition as the New Normal of China–US Relations

Author: Jinghao Zhou

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031094132

Category: Political Science

Page: 291

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Will China–U.S. relations come back to the normal track? Does the confrontational approach work for China–US relations? This book argues that it is an unrealistic hope to bring China–US relations back to the so-called normal track because the great power competition will be a new normal of China–US relations and the USA will gain more from strategic competition than cooperation in the long run. This book shows that the strategy of “great power cooperation through competition” is more positive and constructive than the approaches of “peaceful coexist” and “maximum pressure.” This book does not intend to provide policy recommendations for governments to consider, but mainly to explain why the great power competition is inevitable and why it is necessary to continuously work with China in some areas through strategic competition. This book alarms the importance of understanding the nature of the Chinese Communist Party during the great power competition and aims to motivate both sides to revisit their foreign policy practice and come up with a better foreign policy strategy of handling China–US relations.

How American Media Presents Crisis of Sino-Us Relations

How American Media Presents Crisis of Sino-Us Relations

Author: Liu Wen

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665504867

Category: History

Page: 230

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Sino-US relation that has great influence on international relations is considered as the most important bilateral relation in the world today by politicians and scholars from both of the two countries. The development of Sino-US relation has undergone twists and turns since the two countries established diplomatic relation. Although China and America has developed cooperative relationship in various areas, critical events resulted from conflicts happen from time to time. Media that plays various roles including message transmitter, public opinion shaper and problem solver during the two countries’ crisis is not only an important information channel for both the government and the people to learn about the crisis quickly, but also undertakes certain diplomatic duties like indicating attitude, explaining policy and setting agenda. This book is an analysis of the features and laws of media coverage on critical events between China and America, discussing their influence on public opinion of American people as well as the decision-making progress of American government by study the related reports of New York Times since 1990. This book takes some China-US crisis as study cases and the related reports in New York Times as researching sample, analyzing the quantity, length, type, information source, inclination towards China and news frame of the reports, discussing the features and laws of media coverage on crises between China and America. The ultimate purpose is to figure out the role and function of media during the decision-making process of America’s China policy and to conclude the inspiration for both countries’ diplomacy and international communication.

No Enemies, No Hatred

No Enemies, No Hatred

Author: Xiaobo Liu

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674061477

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 393

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The winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize speaks with passion about peasant land disputes, the Han Chinese in Tibet, child slavery, the CCP's Olympic strategy, the Internet in China, the contemporary craze for Confucius, the Tiananmen massacre and more.

A Companion to American Foreign Relations

A Companion to American Foreign Relations

Author: Robert Schulzinger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470999035

Category: History

Page: 576

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This is an authoritative volume of historiographical essays that survey the state of U.S. diplomatic history. The essays cover the entire range of the history of American foreign relations from the colonial period to the present. They discuss the major sources and analyze the most influential books and articles in the field. Includes discussions of new methodological approaches in diplomatic history.

Tangled Titans

Tangled Titans

Author: David L. Shambaugh

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442219700

Category: Political Science

Page: 455

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Tangled Titans offers the most current and comprehensive assessment available of United States–China relations. In this definitive book, leading experts consider the past, present, and future of this complex relationship through an in-depth exploration of its historical, domestic, bilateral, regional, and global contexts. Never in modern history have two great powers been so deeply intertwined, the contributors argue, yet so suspicious and potentially antagonistic. Students will find Tangled Titans essential reading to understand the current dynamics and future direction of relations between the world's two most important powers.