China rise



Nixon’s China Trip in a Global Context – Seth Faison

Via Newsday: President Richard Nixon’s trip to China in 1972 was an iconic event. A brilliant diplomatic stroke, the trip melted decades of deep freeze between two of the world’s great powers and realigned the geopolitical triangle with the Soviet Union. It was a savvy political move, too, clinching Nixon’s image as a foreign policy […]

China Defends Military Rise, Says Faces Threats – Ben Blanchard

From Reuters: China’s military modernization will focus on strengthening its navy and air force as it faces security threats from border spats, historical disputes and self-ruled Taiwan, a defense white paper released on Friday said. But China, whose increasing defense spending and military build-up has been a source of friction with the United States, will […]



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