13 aprilie 2021

Taiwan's history should factor into US-China foreign policy


Perceptions can be as influential as reality in foreign policy decision making. The history of U.S. relations with China is a case in point. Public opinion on China has run the gamut since the United States first recognized the Peoples’ Republic. When President Nixon signed the Shanghai Communique in 1972, China was in the process of closing down the Cultural Revolution, the violent and self-defeating effort to purge moderate voices. The visit to China by a conservative, “realist” president [...]