The biggest untapped market in the world? The last great communist threat? The free-trade partner? The human rights scourge? China Cross Talk provides a front-row seat to the most memorable scenes in the American debate over China policy since 1978. Representing the full spectrum of opinion on this divisive issue, this book allows participants in the debate to speak in their own voices through selections that range from op-ed articles and commentaries to speeches by leading government officials; from congressional testimony to editorial cartoons. They touch upon the whole range of security, economic, and political issues that have affected the relationship, including the benefits and dangers of diplomatic recognition, managing Taiwan, most-favored-nation status, China's Olympic bids, proliferation, and growing Chinese power.
Scott Kennedy is assistant professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures Department, and adjunct assistant professor, Political Science Department, at Indiana University.
Introduction Part I: Toward Full Normalization (1978-1983) Chapter 1: Switching Ties: Recognizing Reality? Chapter 2: Economic Normalization: Benefits and Dangers Chapter 3: Playing the China Card? Chapter 4: Managing Taiwan Chapter 5: Human Rights Strategies Part II: The Golden Years (1984-1988) Chapter 6: A Growing Relationship Chapter 7: The Benefits and Dangers of Nuclear Cooperation Part III: In the Wake of Tiananmen (1989-1992) Chapter 8: The Initial Response to June 4th Chapter 9: The Missions Chapter 10: MFN: Creating Linkage Part IV: Trying a New China Strategy (1993-1995) Chapter 11: MFN: To De-Link or Not De-Link? Chapter 12: China's Bid for the 2000 Olympics Chapter 13: Dealing with a Stronger China Part V: Mounting Worries Over China (1996-2000) Chapter 14: Competing (and Cooperating) Strategies Chapter 15: Assessing China's Military Chapter 16: Taiwan: Between Reassurance and Deterrence Chapter 17: Weapons In, Weapons Out Chapter 18: Permanent MFN: Trade and Human Rights Chapter 19: China Hands or China's Hands? Part VI: China: A Strategic Competitor? (2001) Chapter 20: Redefining the Relationship, Again Chapter 21: The Plane Collision Chapter 22: China's Bid for the 2008 Olympics Part VII: Chinese Reactions to the American Debate Chapter 23: Debating China Policy in the United States: A Chinese Perspective Chapter 24: The American Debate Over China Policy: A Chinese View