By Ted Galen Carpenter
One factor may lead to a disastrous struggle among the USA and China: Taiwan. progressively more Taiwanese wish independence for his or her island and regard mainland China as an alien kingdom. Mainland chinese language examine Taiwan a province that used to be stolen from China greater than a century in the past, and their endurance approximately getting it again is donning skinny. Washington formally endorses a "one China" coverage but additionally sells hands to Taiwan and continues an implicit pledge to protect it from assault. That obscure, muddled coverage invitations miscalculation via Taiwan or China or either. the 3 events are on a collision direction, and except anything dramatic alterations, an armed clash is almost inevitable inside a decade. even though there's nonetheless time to stay away from a calamity, time is working out. during this booklet, wood worker tells the reader what the U.S. needs to do fast to prevent being dragged into warfare.
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American efforts were also marred by strategic uncertainty. Some of the more sober analysts saw the growing strength of Mao Zedong’s CCP and recognized that Chiang’s regime was in trouble. At the same time, the existence of a new global strategic environment centered around the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union meant that a communist China would undesirably skew the balance of power in favor of communism, and increase the chances of a Soviet-Chinese alliance. S. strategy was to try to keep Chiang propped up by developing a coalition government in China.
The United States also mobilized its forces to help South Korea repel the invaders. The prospect of Chinese intervention caused further apprehension in the United States. Mao had been in Moscow from December 1949 to February of 1950, and the United States was worried that a Sino-Russian alliance was blossoming. 56 When the PRC did intervene in the Korean conﬂict in late October, both the Truman administration and Congress codiﬁed their beliefs that China was an existential enemy of the United States and should be considered such, in Taiwan as well as in Korea.
S. investment in China. Although the president had grave misgivings about both aspects, he did not resist when the legislation passed both houses of Congress by veto-proof majorities. The embargo did serious damage to the American economy and the global economy generally, but it had an absolutely devastating effect on China’s economic health. A decade-long recession settled over that country, leading to the social upheavals that for a time threatened the unity and stability of the country. –China relations in the quarter century since the conﬂict of 2013.
America's Coming War with China: A Collision Course over Taiwan by Ted Galen Carpenter