China's Future: Constructive Partner or Emerging Threat?


This book examines the status of our current relationship with the People's Republic of China and its prospect for the future.

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This book examines the status of our current relationship with the People's Republic of China and its prospect for the future.

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What People Are Saying

Nicholas R. Lardy
China's Future offers a comprehensive and timely assessment of political and economic reform in China.
—Nicholas R. Lardy, Brookings Institution
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882577880
  • Publisher: Cato Institute
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Future of U.S.-China Relations 1
1 Fifty Years of China's Economy with Its Background in Politics and Society 9
2 From Political Society to Economic Society: The Evolution of Civil Rights in China 29
3 The Intellectual Turn: The Emergence of Liberalism in Contemporary China 49
4 The Gang of Three: Mao, Jesus, and Hayek 61
5 Confusion and Stereotypes: U.S. Policy toward the PRC at the Dawn of the 21st Century 69
6 China and the United States in Asia: The "Threat" in Perspective 95
7 The Dragon's Reach: China and Southeast Asia 111
8 Between Friendship and Rivalry 133
9 The Tao of Trade 149
10 China's Accession to the World Trade Organization: Costs and Benefits 165
11 Living with Ambiguity? U.S.-China Relations in an Era of Transition 189
12 Trading with China? Balancing Free Trade with National Security 211
13 China's Trade Regime at the End of the 1990s: Achievements, Limitations, and Impact on the United States 235
14 Freedom: Can China Embrace It? Can Hong Kong Keep It? 263
15 Hong Kong's Role in Freeing China: A Trojan Horse That Self-Destructs 269
16 Taiwan in China's Future: Flash Point, Model, or Partner? 279
17 Political Change in Post-Mao China: Progress and Challenges 291
18 China's Move to Market: How Far? What Next? 317
19 Finishing China's Economic Reform: Challenges and Pitfalls 341
Contributors 357
Index 365
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