George W. Bush and China: Policies, Problems, and Partnerships

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This study analyzes the United States policies regarding China during the administration of President George W. Bush. Chi Wang examines the relationship between the United States and China from its tense origins to its current stability and shows that the China policy of the U.S. is ultimately based on pragmatic national interest that eventually overcomes short-term ideological difficulties or mistakes by inexperienced American administrations. Briefly touching on the China-policy legacy of Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Wang provides a review of significant developments in U.S.-China policy during President George W. Bush's first term in office. By following with an analysis of the varied agendas of Bush's foreign policy advisors during his second term, readers are able to trace the influence of advisors on the president's China policy. Wang chronicles the reordering of U.S. security priorities after September 11, showing how this prompted Washington to embrace China in a measured partnership and has resulted in the short-term stabilization of U.S.-China relations.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 GEORGE H W BUSH AND BILL CLINTON
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Chapter 2 GEORGE W BUSHS EARLY YEARS
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Chapter 3 THE GEORGE W BUSH ADMINISTRATIONS PRESEPTEMBER 11 CHINA POLICY
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Chapter 4 THE GEORGE W BUSH ADMINISTRATIONS CHINA POLICY SINCE 2001
13
Chapter 5 BUSHS FOREIGN POLICY ADVISORS
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Part 2 ISSUES
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TAIWAN IN USCHINA RELATIONS
51
SECURITY IN NORTHEAST ASIA
67
MILITARYTOMILITARY CONTACTS
77
SINOUS ECONOMIC RELATIONS
103
CONCLUSION
113
POSTSCRIPT
121
BIBLIOGRAPHY
127
INDEX
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Chi Wang is co-founder and president of the U.S.-China Policy Foundation and adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He was the head of the Chinese section of the Library of Congress from 1990-2004. Wang’s many publications include A Compelling Journey from Peking to Washington (2011), George W. Bush and China (2009), and U.S. Congress and America-China Relations since 1989 (2001). He has been publisher of the Washington Journal of Modern China since 1992.

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