Chinese and American Foreign Policy

analytical Essay
2248 words
2248 words

Chinese and American Foreign Policy Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the Cold War was over, making the U.S. the only superpower left in the world. This has made the international system much more tranquil, and relaxed. The only country potentially powerful besides the U.S., is China. Many Americans fear China, not only because they are communist, but also because of their huge population. Their population is 1.3 billion people, which accounts 1/5th of the world’s population. As one of the only potential superpowers in the world, it would be in the best interest of all Americans if the U.S. and China became allies, instead of enemies. Peace and development, economic prosperity and social progress, are goals that both of these two countries share. Unfortunately the world is full of many destabilizing factors. We have to figure out how to make the 21st century peaceful and stable, despite all of these factors. The U.S. and China are two awesome nations. One, being the largest developed nation in the world, the other one being the largest developing country in the world. Both are already permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. The two countries also share common interests in making sure peace and stability is not only done in Asia, but the world at large. We both share common responsibilities in the promotion of global cooperation, and in the prevention of weapons of mass destruction, the crackdown on terrorism, drug trafficking, and other cross-border crimes, along with many other chief areas of primary concern. For example, there is a huge potential for cooperation between countries in the following areas: environmental protection, culture, energy, preventing the proliferation of weapons of ... ... middle of paper ... ...e sorted out and dealt with appropriately. Hopefully the election of George Bush, a new, hopefully competent U.S. President, can get things taken care of more appropriately than Bill Clinton did. Over the long term, it is felt that we are most likely to be dealing with China, no longer ruled by the communist party but with a reform-minded leadership. This should be on the minds of future policy-makers tackling short-term strategic issues. Even before the events of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, foreign business was becoming more realistic of the China market. It is felt that China is a great source of income for U.S. business. So why don’t we give that 1/5th of the world a chance? All we can do now, is sit back and watch the future events, to know what is going on with China, and how the U.S. is impacted by the future developments, that China makes.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how reform removed some of the assumptions for revolution and impeded its progress. the chinese student revolutionaries in tokyo extended their war of words to physical combat.
  • Argues that the u.s. and china should become allies, instead of enemies, since they share common interests in peace and stability.
  • Analyzes how the chinese revolutionaries' neglect of socialist principles contributed to the failure of the 1911 revolution.
  • Analyzes how china's political fallout from the tiananmen crisis shaped much of its political landscape after 1989.
  • Analyzes how china and the u.s. have been through many different phases of friendship together. they have gone from allies (wwii) to enemies (cold war).
  • Explains that mfn status can be withdrawn from china by enactment of a joint resolution disapproving the mid-year annual renewal of the jackson-vanik waiver authority with respect to china.
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