The crucial question for this century is how America should respond to the rise of China.
In The China Choice, strategic expert Hugh White sets out America’s options in the Asian century. As China ascends, America faces a stark decision about its future. If China continues to grow, the current American leadership in Asia will be unsustainable.
America has three choices: it can compete with China, share power with China or concede leadership to China. The choice is momentous: as significant for America’s future as any it has faced in the past.
White controversially argues that America’s best option is to share power with China and relinquish its supremacy. As these two behemoths face off across the Pacific, the choice America makes will also have an enormous impact on Australia’s role in the region. The China Choice is an urgent intervention in the China debate and provides a blueprint for a peaceful future.
About the Author
Hugh White is a professor of strategic studies at ANU and a visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute. He has been an intelligence analyst with the Office of National Assessments, a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald, a senior adviser to Defence Minister Kim Beazley and Prime Minister Bob Hawke, and a senior official in the Department of Defence, where from 1995 to 2000 he was deputy secretary for strategy and intelligence and a co-author of Australia’s Defence White Paper 2000.
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 6th August 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.299