This compelling assessment of U.S.-China relations is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the globalized world. Many see China as a rival superpower to the United States and imagine the countryas rise to be a threat to U.S. leadership in Asia and beyond. Thomas J. Christensen argues against this zero-sum vision. Instead, he describes a new paradigm in which the real challenge lies in dissuading China from regional aggression while encouraging the country to contribute to the global order. Drawing on decades of scholarship and experience as a senior diplomat, Christensen offers a compelling new assessment of U.S.-China relations that is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the globalized world. The China Challenge shows why China is nowhere near powerful enough to be considered a global apeer competitora of the United States, but it is already strong enough to destabilize East Asia and to influence economic and political affairs worldwide. Despite Chinaas impressive achievements, the Chinese Communist Party faces enormous challenges. Christensen shows how nationalism and the threat of domestic instability influence the partyas decisions on issues like maritime sovereignty disputes, global financial management, control of the Internet, climate change, and policies toward Taiwan and Hong Kong. China benefits enormously from the current global order and has no intention of overthrowing it; but that is not enough. Chinaas active cooperation is essential to global governance. Never before has a developing country like China been asked to contribute so much to ensure international stability. If China obstructs international efforts to confront nuclear proliferation, civil conflicts, financial instability, and climate change, those efforts will falter, but even if China merely declines to support such efforts, the problems will grow vastly more complicated. Analyzing U.S.-China policy since the end of the Cold War, Christensen articulates a balanced strategic approach that explains why we should aim not to block Chinaas rise but rather to help shape its choices so as to deter regional aggression and encourage Chinaas active participation in international initiatives that benefit both nations.13 (Winter 2005), http://media.hoover.org/documents/clm13_tc.pdf. 11. For an assessment of the ... 12. Wu Xinbo, aThe End of the Silver Lining: A Chinese View of the U.S.aJapan Alliance, a Washington Quarterly 29, no. 1, 119a 30. 13. For an anbsp;...
|Title||:||The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power|
|Author||:||Thomas J. Christensen|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2015-06-08|