America's Challenge: Engaging a Rising China in the by Michael D. Swaine

By Michael D. Swaine

The emergence of the People's Republic of China at the global scene constitutes the main major occasion in global politics because the finish of global battle II. because the international s major political, monetary, and armed forces strength, the USA faces a very major problem in responding to China's emerging strength and impact, specifically in Asia. delivering a clean viewpoint on present and destiny U.S. coverage towards China, Michael Swaine examines the elemental pursuits and ideology in the back of U.S.-China kinfolk, contemporary U.S. and chinese language coverage practices in seven key components, and destiny traits probably to impact U.S. coverage. American leaders, he concludes, needs to reexamine sure simple assumptions and techniques 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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S. policymakers. These notions are usually most clearly reflected in both the overall approach adopted toward China (for example, in the relative emphasis placed on cooperative engagement and deterrence- or shaping-oriented hedging) and in the basic tenets guiding the seven policy areas addressed in this study. S. S. S. territory and the preservation of the physical safety, prosperity, and beliefs of the American people and the nation’s core political and social institutions. Since at least the end of World War II, these goals have been attained by the protection and advancement of the United States–led global order and the material and value-based assets of the United States at home and abroad via political, diplomatic, military, and societal-cultural means.

Third, in the military arena, Washington has striven to reassure its allies, shape Chinese security perceptions, and hedge against uncertainties regarding China’s future strategic posture by augmenting its air, naval, and space capabilities and enhancing its military-to-military relationships with Beijing and other major Asian powers. S. policy toward China has focused on achieving three key, interrelated objectives, as discussed in chapter 5. First, on the broadest level, Washington has encouraged Beijing to contribute more actively to the maintenance and improvement of the global economic order by supporting the M I C H A E L D.

S. S. S. presence in Asia, combined with continued ties with allies), and variants of a genuine balance of power involving cooperative security structures that include China. S. interests. S. S. predominance. For the United States, these activities should involve efforts to develop common standards in many policy arenas that will vest Beijing more deeply into the regional and global systems. This will obviously also mean granting China more authority within these systems, and coordinating policies between the United States, other key Asian democratic powers, and the democracies of Europe.

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