Title The need to pursue mutual interests in U.S.-PRC relations [electronic resource] / Thomas J. Christensen.
Author Christensen, Thomas J., 1962-
Publication Washington, DC : U.S. Institute of Peace, [2011]
Description 1 online resource (11 pages).
text file
Series Special report ; 269
Special report (United States Institute of Peace) ; 269.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on April 11, 2011).
"April 2011."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 11).
Summary Recent turbulence in U.S.-Chinese relations stems from China's umbrage at what it perceives to be the United States' attempts to harm China's core interests. Strident rhetoric from within China has prescribed retaliatory targeting of alleged U.S. core interests. However, U.S. efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation and stabilize the international financial environment are also in China's own national security interests. A sustainable relationship should be based on the pursuit of mutual interests in building cooperation between the two countries. In addressing these topics, the author presents a distinct perspective on U.S.-China relations that emphasizes the dangers in interacting in an environment of mistrust and polarization.
Contents Why the strident Chinese reaction? -- Why mutual respect for core interests is the wrong foundation for U.S.-China relations -- Emphasizing mutual global interests over core national interests -- Conclusion.
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Addl. Author United States Institute of Peace.
Alt Title Need to pursue mutual interests in US-PRC relations
Need to pursue mutual interests in United States-People's Republic of China relations

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