Topic: China

Transforming the U.S. Relationship with China

Global Asia (Spring 2007)

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U.S. President George W. Bush’s time in office has been marked by a “hedging strategy” toward China. While this security strategy may appear sensible, it is, in fact, provocative and misguided. Through strategic measures that include significantly building up military forces in the Pacific and encouraging Japan to take a more active military role in “Taiwan contingency” planning, the administration magnifies the risk of military conflict and undercuts important American interests.