By Jenny Clegg
China is speedy rising as a robust participant at the international degree. This ebook takes a better examine the country's stance on a number international matters, arguing that its multipolar international relations deals a concrete technique to constrain the united states pursuit of unipolar primacy. many of us imagine that China will stick to an imperialistic method and as a result be in direct clash with the yank empire in a quest for global domination. Jenny Clegg exhibits that China is in reality taking a multilateral process, delivering genuine tips to constructing international locations and supporting to construct the associations required to run a multipolar global. with out glossing over China's personal inner problems, the ebook argues that its foreign consensus-building approach may lead to a extra peaceable and equitable global. This booklet bargains a clean standpoint on China that would be of significant price to these drawn to the large political questions of ways to take on conflict and imperialism, globalisation and improvement in addition to to undergraduate scholars of politics, economics and diplomacy.
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The so-called ‘true’ Republic of China was itself essentially a creature of US protection. But for US backing, the military regime of Chiang Kaishek would not have survived for long and China would have been reunified. Meanwhile, it is over the Taiwan issue that China has been and remains subject to US nuclear threats. Taiwan is also strategically vital for the United States. qxd 14/11/2008 04:39 Page 33 U S – C H I NA R E L AT I O N S I N T H E G L O BA L DY NA M I C S to dominate regional security affairs across the Pacific as it has the Atlantic, the United States has relied on power politics in dealing with China.
The formation of the United Nations to establish a peaceful world order represents then the achievement of the first multipolar moment of modern history. China, having gained world recognition as an equal power, was one of the initiators of the United Nations, and included in its delegation to the San Francisco Conference in 1945 to set up the United Nations was a CPC representative from China’s liberated areas. qxd 14/11/2008 04:39 Page 41 H I S T O R I C A L P E R S P E C T I V E S O N M U LT I P O L A R I S AT I O N The Second World War victory gained far more than a new balance between major world powers.
For a United States now on a crusade to reverse the tide of ‘communist aggression’, determined to prevent the unification of Korea under a left-wing government and intent on reversing the Chinese revolution, Taiwan was suddenly a vital geopolitical base, a stronghold from which the PRC could be challenged. As MacArthur readied his forces23 to roll back the North Korean troops, the United States prepared Chiang to reconquer China with massive infusions of aid. 26 Although it was Truman’s hostile use of the 7th Fleet that in effect took the first step in involving China in the conflict, it was the PRC that was portrayed in the West as the aggressor.
China's Global Strategy: Toward a Multipolar World by Jenny Clegg