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China: What Engagement Should Mean

December 1, 1996 Topic: Security Regions: Asia Tags: Chinese Nationalism

China: What Engagement Should Mean

Mini Teaser: The challenge of an ascendant China now requires a consistent, steady, long-term view.

by Author(s): Robert B. Zoellick

If the U.S. government wants to end this diversionary exercise, there
are several options available. First, the president could certify
that China does not restrict emigration. Second, the president could
certify China as a market economy, perhaps as part of the phase-in
process with the WTO. Third, Congress could change or repeal the
Jackson-Vanik Amendment, recognizing that while it played an
honorable role during the Cold War, that conflict is now over and the
old formulation no longer suits our inter

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