Obama's attitude towards China after he was elected president

Discussion in 'Asia' started by longriver, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. longriver

    longriver BANNED

    Nov 12, 2009
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    Thirty years after diplomatic normalization, the bond between China and the United States has become pretty strong. The roles in their relations have also changed from "non-enemy and non-friend" to "stakeholder," and then to the current "constructive cooperator.".

    Therefore, Obama's China policy will follow the principle of continuity.
    The Obama team's views on China are fairly practical and rational. Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton all show no extreme attitude toward China. Obama's Asia policy team includes many China experts, whose opinions are mostly practical and objective.

    President Obama is also overly-optimistic about economic recovery. At the one year anniversary of the financial crisis, ahead of the G-20 Summit, some American officials were already talking about discontinuing the economic stimulus plan. Furthermore, to my surprise, Mr. Obama has adopted a protectionist philosophy when it comes to Chinese tires, which is in sharp contrast to his attitude in the past.

    Taiwan question:
    President Obama should certainly use resumed military-to-military exchanges to impress upon the People’s Liberation Army that there is a direct correlation between Chinese force modernization and U.S. support for Taiwan’s defense, including arms sales. In addition, continued material support for President Ma’s move to an all volunteer force, coupled with a more integrated and modern military, will require continued supplies of modern weaponry.

    From Global Times
  2. waltky

    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

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    Status quo liable to change in a changing region...
    The ‘status quo’ is just not good enough
    Fri, Dec 07, 2012 - The conventional wisdom on Taiwan’s status and its relations with other countries is that the “status quo” needs to be maintained. This adage has permeated official lingo over the past decade, and is often the mainstay of pronouncements by foreign observers.

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