The coming conflict with China



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Notes on front endpapers: Deng (1976) Mao's death. Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilization. Winston Lord, when did he change. Gulf War--stunned PLA. Only Asian country to deploy nuclear weapons. 15 destroyers, 35 frigates, Kilo class subs. SU-27 fighter jets. Military hostilities. Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau (1999). Chinese leaders-America top adversity in world p. 8. Ruling clique will risk war p. 11. New China Lobby--p 105. Kissinger/Haig/Scowcroft/Eagleburger, James Lilly. What's the book "China can say no," next century--China becomes largest economy in the world. What's the present day relationship with Russia? SS-18 technology. Taiwan Strict Crises--6 Bil U.S. fighter plane sales. Pres. to Cornell. (Our visit to China--Aug 1996). (Feb 1996-Japan American Security agreement, Clinton's meet Hoshimoto in Sata Monica. Rich/poor p. 63--long lines, icy rights, dark cubicles. [verso] The Delinking of MFN to Human Rights. How has Clinton changed his policy toward China. US China South Korea Japan Russia North Korea Vietnam Thailand Philippines Taiwan Hong Kong Macau. Front fly sheet: our current economic relationship against our interests p. 208. Don't stop import, increase exports, 5% a year increase. Hong Kong, Tibet, Taiwan (strengthen Japan). China doesn't want 1. permanent American bases in Korea; 2. Japan; 3. Thai-no transmitter. America-prevent China from building nuclear arsenal. Winston Lord April 1994--complete turnaround in Human Rights. 1996-40 Billion Trade Surplus. Warren Christopher was humiliated in private meetings in China 1994. Who was Lin Qing p. 102. Lamb checks each section on the contents page. Underlinings/Notes: Underlinings: China aggressive, US naive. Lamb underlines passages relating to China's shifting political ideology, leadership, human rights, and goal of eclipsing the U.S. as preeminent power in Asia, and the second most powerful nation in the world. Notes: "Largest economy in the world," "Taiwan 9th largest trading partner," "40 Bil trade deficit," "country disgusting," "risked war," "hegemony," "Deng," "Tibet," "3000 year in history," "no democracy," "perks," "chances of military conflict small," "Yeltsin," "3 reasons for skepticism," "China threatens U.S.," "land mass," "3 river system," "the sea," "Maritime power," "1.3 Billion people," "growth 10% a year," "fascism," "the army," "long lines, icy nights, dark cubicles," "jet aircraft," "Gulf War," "27 countries," "Defense 8.7 B v. 265 Bil. US. 10 to 20Xs more," "1995 72 50-27 per plane," "most conservative 26.1 B estimate, our estimate 87 B.," "cutback 4 mil to 2.5 mil.," "SU-27," "tankers in 1997," "10 11-IL-765," "nuclear weapons," "4 new destroyers," "tanks 9200, subs 51, 5,845 aircraft," "AWACS," "cash came from U.S.," "courts, newspaper," "Christopher," "American business," "Liu Qing," "Winston Lord, turnabout," "4 characteristics to Chinese lobbying," "Kissinger, Haig," "James Lilley," "Kissinger's view," "McCarthyism," "Haig called Cox," "MFN status," "Boeing 1 of ten planes to China," "unfair trade practices," "Shanghai Communiqué," "1/3 of phone calls," "Lee wins," "a precedent," "since 1895," "Taiwan to Japan," "Lee 54 % of popular vote," "US has little choice," "Fed. 23, 1996--Hashimoto to Santa Monica," "Santa Monica historic," "our visit Aug 96," "North and South Korea re-unifying," "Japan and U.S.," "3 Gorges," "Japan's weakness threatens balance of power," "Japan/U.S. new balance of power," "China 5000 planes," "Americans get in," "Nuclear weapons," "Japan worries," "1995 CD's," "China's guerrilla warfare," "huge trade-deficit," "reduce trade deficit," "65%," "MFN," "WTO," "human rights," "shouldn't Zemin to W.H.," "Hong Kong," "Tibet," "America's primary objections," "strong Japan."


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The coming conflict with China


Bernstein, Richard


Program air date: May 11, 1997


In eye-opening detail, Richard Bernstein and Ross H. Munro, both of whom have been correspondents in China and bureau chiefs in Asia, examine China's continuing portrayal of America as the enemy; the shifts in Beijing's perception of American might; the enormous boon to China that the takeover of Hong Kong represents; China's increase in military strength; its challenging positions on Taiwan and the South China Sea; its sale of weapons to U.S. adversaries; its concerted efforts to hijack technology; its rigorous attempts - often through American corporations profiting in China - to influence U.S. policy. We discover how our military strategists are revising their scenarios for future conflicts, and how China is conducting its espionage. We are brought face-to-face with the startling implications of the trade imbalance between the United States and China (our deficit is $40 billion and growing). We learn of the struggles within the Chinese leadership and how assertive Chinese nationalism augurs a turbulent period ahead. This book is an informed and illuminating examination of a high-stakes clash of competing ideologies and economic interests.


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