CHINA RISING, AMERICA SLEEPING

Publication: China Brief Volume: 2 Issue: 16

By Thomas Woodrow

The recent release of two U.S. government studies on China–the Pentagon’s annual report of Chinese military strength, and the findings of the Congressional U.S.-China Security Review Commission–should come as a wake-up call to those who craft U.S. China policy. Many of those who are engaged in China policy or who invest there remain blithely ignorant of Chinese goals to replace the United States as the reigning world power. This is especially true of those who continue to pour billions of dollars of investment into the Chinese fata morgana of future profit. These two studies make it quite clear that the PRC is rapidly emerging as a future threat to U.S. political and economic aspirations.

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