“It is quite common to hear high officials in Washington and elsewhere speak of changing the map of the Middle East, as if ancient societies and myriad peoples can be shaken up like so many peanuts in a jar.”

― Edward W. Said

"A developing country that wants to develop its economy must first of all keep natural resources in its own hands."
- Deng Xiaoping

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

American ‘China Hands’

Global Times | October 25, 2012

The past few decades have seen the emergence of many well-financed think tanks, dedicated scholars and influential pundits in the US, who have just one main research subject: China. They range from the Fairbank Center established by John King Fairbank in 1955, the first of its kind to support and promote advanced research and training in all fields of Chinese studies, to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), which boasts a number of programs focusing on China. From books such as The Coming Conflict with China by the representatives of the New China Threat school of thought, Richard Bernstein and Ross Munro in 1998, to The Three Faces of Chinese Power by David Lampton in 2008, the engagement of several generations of US experts with China reflects the complex history of the Sino-US relationship.

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