The publication focuses on the foreign policy of the U.S. with China and provides some of the key recommendations that if implemented could help in resolving the tension between China and the U.S. The key areas in question include economy and trade, democracy and human rights, military competition, and foreign policy.
The publication offers a suggestion the U.S. can adopt to put pressure on China to respect intellectual property rights without causing a trade war between the two countries. Through this recommendation, the U.S. can be able to take an ethical stand on areas affecting America’s economic and diplomatic issues. It further suggests that jobs in the States can increase by around 2.1 million if China adopts intellectual property systems. On issues concerning foreign policy, the publication recommends that the U.S. should use alternative multilateral institutions other than the U.N. since China is using its influence in the Security Council to protect rogue regimes from international scrutiny.
Regarding issues on military supremacy, the publication recommends the U.S. to form security alliances with nations in Asia in an effort to counter balance China’s military power. It further recommends that the U.S. should make the issue of human rights and democracy a key component in its agenda with China especially at the presidential level. This is because previous human rights dialogues with China have bared no results.
The tension that exists between America and China is mainly due to supremacy in terms of world power. The U.S. feels threatened that China will soon become a world power. This will cause efforts to have agreements on security and human rights issues to remain unresolved between the two countries.
FPI Analysis: Assessing U.S. Policy Towards China. (2012). Retrieved from