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The United States and a rising China : strategic and military implications

Author: Zalmay Khalilzad
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 1999.
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China has been embarked on a process of reform and modernization that has led to unprecedented economic development. The goal is to make China a developed country, which would, among other things, raise the standard of living and prepare the base for a strong military. The Chinese leadership considers good relations with the United States to be strongly advisable, if not absolutely necessary, but sovereignty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
United States and a rising China.
Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 1999
(DLC) 99035120
(OCoLC)41497153
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zalmay Khalilzad
ISBN: 0585245118 9780585245119 9780833027511 0833027514 0833043455 9780833043450
OCLC Number: 44963095
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 111 pages)
Responsibility: Zalmay M. Khalilzad [and others].

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China has been embarked on a process of reform and modernization that has led to unprecedented economic development. The goal is to make China a developed country, which would, among other things, raise the standard of living and prepare the base for a strong military. The Chinese leadership considers good relations with the United States to be strongly advisable, if not absolutely necessary, but sovereignty concerns (especially with regard to Taiwan) could cause tensions in the Sino-U.S. relationship. China could emerge, by 2015, as a formidable power, one that might offer an alternative to the current U.S. role as the region's preferred security partner and its ultimate security manager. At present, the best U.S. response appears to be a combination of engagement and containment, a "congagement" policy that would continue to try to bring China into the current international system while both preparing for a possible Chinese challenge to it and seeking to convince the Chinese leadership that a challenge would be difficult and extremely risky to pursue.

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