The Balance Sheet : What the World Needs to Know Now About the Emerging Superpower

Book - 2006
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For centuries, China has proven difficult for Americans to understand. Today, however, China is becoming one of the most powerful countries in the world. As the 21st century unfurls, the stakes have never been higher for getting US policy toward China right. The direction that China and US-China relations take will define the strategic future of the world for years to come. No relationship matters more--for better or for worse--in resolving the enduring challenges of our time: maintaining stability among great powers, sustaining global economic growth, stemming dangerous weapons proliferation, countering terrorism, and confronting new transnational threats of infectious disease, environmental degradation, international crime, and failing states. And for the United States in particular, a rising China has an increasingly important impact on American prosperity and security, calling for some clear-eyed thinking and tough economic, political, and security choices. Put simply, the US-China relationship is too big to disregard and too critical to misread. This book is a joint project between the Institute for International Economics and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, c2006
ISBN: 9781586484644
Branch Call Number: 951.06 CHI
Characteristics: xiii, 206 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Dec 01, 2015

A semi-detailed glance at China along five dimensions. Its conclusions are more along the lines of the 'China Hawks' (as opposed to the 'Panda Huggers').

Oct 12, 2015

C. Fred Bergsten [Peterson Institute stooge, made a tidy sum from the global economic meltdown and is supportive of credit derivatives fraud, wanted to see all the American jobs offshored to China] and his book are pleasantly residing in Never-Never Land, and President Xi's recent You-Are-My-B*****z-Tour, should finally have set him straight. First the Chinese president met with the traitorous bunch in Redmond [before meeting with the president, which is the traditional way] to lay down the law, either they go along with China's Maoist-Social-Media, or they are out of the picture. Next, Xi met with President Obama, and made what is tantamount to a declaration of war, claiming international waters to be their own, and threatening the USA with war if we do not agree! [Problem: with Chinese tankers all along both coasts, sure hope none of them have nukes aboard?!?!?!] Personally, since they offshored so many jobs, so much technology and investment to China, who really cares anymore?

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