The making of Chinese foreign policy : actors and processes.
Carde, Freeland Henry
Buss, Claude A.
Jurika, Stephen, Jr.
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This thesis focuses on the decision-making processes in Chinese foreign policymaking. Roles of institutions and individuals in these processes are explicated in different types of decisions. The information "windows" through which China views the world are identified. Career backgrounds on foreign ministry officials and the diplomatic corps are presented, China's behavior in negotiations and crisis management are analyzed, and a case study of decisions leading to the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese war offered in example.
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