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PacNet #10 – U.S.-China Relations: Dealing with the Taiwan Issue

Opinion polls indicate that one-third of Americans believe that China will “soon dominate the world,” while nearly half view China’s emergence as a “threat to world peace.” In turn, many Chinese fear that the U.S. will not accept their “peaceful rise.” Americans and Chinese must avoid such exaggerated fears. Maintaining good U.S.-China relations will be a key determinant of global stability in this century.