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Making China Policy : Lessons from the Bush and Clinton Administrations - Ramon H. Myers

Making China Policy

Lessons from the Bush and Clinton Administrations

By: Ramon H. Myers (Editor), Michel C. Oksenberg (Editor), David Shambaugh (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th October 2001
ISBN: 9780742509641
Number Of Pages: 324

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This thoughtful volume is the first to evaluate comprehensively the formation and execution of U.S. policy toward China and Taiwan during the crucial twelve years of the Bush and Clinton administrations. Drawing on an unprecedented array of sources, a group of leading international experts explores the increasingly complex environment facing policymakers in the wake of the tragic events of Tiananmen, particularly the growing role played by interest group lobbies, media commentary, and Congress. All these influences combined to dismantle the bipartisan agreement that had supported positive relations with Beijing, replacing it with a more politicized and pluralized policy arena. The authors document how, within this new context, the Bush and Clinton administrations struggled to forge consensus, implement China policies, and maintain a modicum of relations with the PRC. The study focuses systematically on the range of domestic influences, but also considers the less-obvious but vital roles played by European and Asian nations, as well as Taiwan and China itself. Offering novel interpretations based on pathbreaking research, this book will be indispensable for all those interested in understanding the intricacies that influence the delicate relationship between the United States, China, and Taiwan.

This conference volume is valuable both for American and Chinese policy-makers and for those who hope to understand how Washington wound up with such a shifting, problematical relationship with China. It also implicitly offers important advice to the present administration.--The China Journal

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: The Legacy of U.S. China Policy, 1989-2000p. 1
China Policy Making in the Executive Branch
The Bush Administration: The Origins of Engagementp. 21
The Clinton Years: The Problem of Coherencep. 45
The Role of the U.S. Congress in China Policy Making
The U.S. Congress: Personal, Partisan, Politicalp. 79
Interest Groups: Growing Influencep. 113
NGOs Involved in Aspects of U.S. Policy toward Chinap. 149
Pertinent NGO Datap. 173
The Taiwan Factor
Taiwan Policy Making since Tiananmen: Navigating through Shifting Watersp. 179
Congress and Taiwan: Understanding the Bondp. 201
External Influences on U.S. China Policy
The European Union: A Separate Voicep. 223
The Asia-Pacific Nations: Searching for Leveragep. 241
A Chinese Account: The Interaction of Policiesp. 269
Indexp. 297
About the Contributorsp. 311
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ISBN: 9780742509641
ISBN-10: 0742509648
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 15th October 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.29  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.48