Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy Since the Cold War

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Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy Since the Cold War

By Robert G. Sutter
Rowman & Littlefield, 2007
448 pp. $79.00
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For over three decades, Sutter worked to give the U.S. government accurate information about developments in Asia as the basis for its policymaking. Now out of government, he here demonstrates his formidable analytic skills for a wider audience, arguing that much of the debate about China's potential to become a superpower fails to take into account its domestic pressures. He begins with brief chapters summarizing popular conclusions about Chinese foreign policy practices. These are followed by detailed case studies of China's relations with the United States, Taiwan, Japan, North and South Korea, Southeast and South Asian states, Russia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.