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 energy, besides the fact that Congress has motivated China policymaking greater than is mostly famous. The legislature has proven constant pursuits within the realm of China coverage, and it has normally pursued these pursuits via law-making.

During the post-Cold warfare interval particularly, the Sino-U.S. dating has developed in a notably altering foreign surroundings, marked through an influence transition inherent in China's upward push. the improvement of authentic family among Washington and Beijing in the course of the chilly struggle happened within the shadow of an assertive Soviet energy, whilst the U.S. and China have been capable of finding universal geopolitical floor in opposing Soviet growth whereas overlooking longstanding political disagreements. The dissolution of the Soviet empire, despite the fact that, positioned the USA and China on a brand new geostrategic footing. Political disagreements have been now not exempted in mild of a counter-Soviet method, and the relief in hindrance for the Soviet hazard allowed policymakers in Washington to extra aggressively pursue alternate pursuits that conflicted with these of China. Given this foreign context, this publication goals to determine how Congress reconciled competing Sino-U.S. pursuits in a post-Cold battle period, whilst exterior threats now not dictated an obvious hierarchy that preferred China over the Soviet Union.

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

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