Accession Number : ADA309187

Title :   Peoples Republic of China: U.S. Trade Partner or Threat to Our National Interests.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Bedford, John C.

PDF Url : ADA309187

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : We are at a crossroads in our relations with China. The United States (U.S.) national security interests are in jeopardy in Southeast Asia (SEA). Relations are currently at a new low since we recognized China in the early 1970's. They could worsen in the future as China appears to be reestablishing its historical position of regional power and influence. How does China's perceived new role impact U.S. interests? What is our national security strategy for dealing with the new China? China presents us with many complex concerns: China's rapidly expanding economy, its lack of a leadership succession process, a renewed military modernization effort, proliferation of nuclear technology and materials, and an apparent desire for regional hegemony driven by resurgent nationalism. The U.S. has produced a comprehensive and well developed, but poorly executed strategy for securing U.S. interests in the SEA region. We can further our nations interests with better implementation of our strategy which focuses on engagement Thus, we must strongly encourage dialogue with our adversaries, clearly articulating our mutual interests. The U.S. must aggressively engage China to ensure our national interests are preserved.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, *THREAT EVALUATION, *INTERNATIONAL TRADE, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *CHINA, MILITARY HISTORY, NATIONAL SECURITY, MARKET RESEARCH, LEADERSHIP, IMPACT, ECONOMICS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, SOUTHEAST ASIA, NUCLEAR ENGINEERING, DEMOCRACY.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE