Congressional Policymaking in Sino-U.S. Relations during the by Joseph A Gagliano

By Joseph A Gagliano

Conventional knowledge holds that the President enjoys the preponderance of international coverage strength, although Congress has inspired China policymaking greater than is usually well-known. The legislature has established constant pursuits within the realm of China coverage, and it has at all times pursued these pursuits via law-making.

During the post-Cold warfare interval specifically, the Sino-U.S. dating has advanced in a greatly altering foreign setting, marked by way of an influence transition inherent in China's upward thrust. the advance of legit kinfolk among Washington and Beijing throughout the chilly battle happened within the shadow of an assertive Soviet strength, whilst the U.S. and China have been capable of finding universal geopolitical flooring in opposing Soviet growth whereas overlooking longstanding political disagreements. The dissolution of the Soviet empire, although, positioned the USA and China on a brand new geostrategic footing. Political disagreements have been not exempted in mild of a counter-Soviet technique, and the aid in obstacle for the Soviet probability allowed policymakers in Washington to extra aggressively pursue exchange pursuits that conflicted with these of China. Given this foreign context, this publication goals to parent how Congress reconciled competing Sino-U.S. pursuits in a post-Cold warfare period, whilst exterior threats now not dictated an obvious hierarchy that favorite China over the Soviet Union.

This paintings may be of curiosity to scholars and students folks international coverage, China stories and diplomacy in general.

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