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The coming conflict with China /
Richard Bernstein and Ross H. Munro.
1st ed.
New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997.
245 p. : map ; 22 cm.
0679454632 (alk. paper)
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New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997.
0679454632 (alk. paper)
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"A Borzoi book."
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-234) and index.
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Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 1997-01-21:
The United States and China in the early 1990s became global rivals, an antagonism that will dominate the early decades of the 21st century, according to this farsighted, chilling report. The authors disclose internal Communist Party documents portraying the U.S. as China's archenemy and revealing Beijing's goal of becoming Asia's dominant power, partly by seizing control of the South China Sea, its islands and its oil-rich outcroppings almost as far south as Indonesia. They show that China's aggressive trade policy includes highly protectionist barriers, as well as the creation of numerous companies operating in the U.S.-indirect subsidiaries of the Chinese army, established for military technology transfer and backdoor access to financial markets. Blasting the Clinton administration for its inconsistent policy toward China, the authors unmask Beijing's intensive lobbying activities, which have led Washington to back down on almost every threat to take action against China for violations of international norms. Fueled by virulently aggrieved nationalism, the dictatorial People's Republic, which has sold nuclear weapons technology and missiles to Pakistan and Iran, is well on its way to becoming the world's second strongest military power, assert the authors, who put the size of China's military spending at 10 to 20 times official estimates. With a view to fostering a stable, more democratic China while protecting U.S. interests, they outline measures designed to reduce our trade deficit with China, to oppose human rights violations, to deluge the Chinese mainland with information. This hard-hitting critique sounds a wake-up call. Bernstein, New York Times book critic, formerly Time's Beijing bureau chief, wrote Dictatorship of Virtue, an analysis of multiculturalism. Munro, director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Asia Program in Philadelphia, was Beijing bureau chief for the Toronto Globe and Mail. 50,000 first printing. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Appeared in Library Journal on 1997-02:
The alarming sound of this book's title rings the second coming of the Cold War. Bernstein and Munro, both seasoned journalists, predict an inevitable conflict with China, which has become the world's second most powerful nation since the Soviet Union's collapse. With detailed documentation and analysis of Chinese foreign and domestic policies as well as the Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1996, the authors argue that China is no longer a strategic friend of the United States but a formidable enemy. China's intention to play a more active role in Asian affairs is presented here as a threat to U.S. political and economic interests. The book raises important concerns about the direction of China's rapid development and America's lack of a clear and consistent policy toward Sino-American relations. Recommended for academic libraries.‘Mark Meng, St. John's Univ. Lib., New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Ross H. Munro, co-author
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 3
America Is the Enemyp. 22
"We Will Never Seek Hegemony"p. 51
Speak Loudly But Carry a Small Stickp. 82
The New China Lobbyp. 105
Deficits, Technology, and PLA, Inc.p. 130
Flashpoint: Taiwanp. 149
China's Plan for Japanp. 166
China Versus America: A War Gamep. 186
Conclusion: Coping With Chinap. 203
Notesp. 223
Acknowledgmentsp. 233
Indexp. 235
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