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The Ambiguous Nature of the US-China Relationship

Feb 10 , 2011

As was to be expected, President Hu Jintao encountered increasing ambivalence among mainstream policy circles about the US relationship with China on his recent US state visit.

This is worth examination: US policy toward China has been remarkably consistent over the past 40 years. While originally conceived in a Cold War context, the fundamental thrust of that policy is to engage China and build equities for Beijing in a US-led international order in such a way as to (1) reduce Beijing’s interests in disrupting or challenging that order; and (2) encourage Beijing to contribute positively to the maintenance and strengthening of that order. 

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