Beijing and the American War on Terrorism; Strategic Insight, July 1, 2002

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Miller, H. Lyman
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2002-07
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Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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The American war on terrorism since the 11 September attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon has presented Beijing with a dilemma. On one hand, Washington's call for international support in the war on terrorism gave Beijing an opportunity to improve bilateral relations with a new Bush Administration that previously had regarded ties with the PRC with a cool skepticism. On the other hand, Washington's conduct of the war on terrorism has given it new strategic assets and military relationships in Asia that, Beijing fears, may be used in the long term to contain China itself. With diverging key interests at stake, Beijing's view of the war on terrorism has been publicly collaborative but also increasingly ambivalent.
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This article appeared in Strategic Insights, v. 2 issue 1 (January 2003)
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National Security Affairs
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Strategic Insights, v.1, issue 5 (July 2002)
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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