A Pivot of Their Own: China Reassesses the Rebalance to Asia Policy, and What that Means for the Trump Administrations Asia Policy
Journal Article - Open Access
MARINE CORPS UNIV QUANTICO VA QUANTICO United States
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The Rebalance to Asia was the Obama administrations foundational policy initiative meant to address the challenge of Chinas rise. The Chinese press and official PRC government policy statements characterized the policy as a thinly disguised containment policy. This article examines the Chinese academic assessment of the Rebalance to Asia policy. The author reviewed the writings of five Chinese intellectuals known for their close connections with different parts of the Chinese government. It identifies common themes among the assessments and points out key differences between them. The article concludes with an examination of how the new Trump administration may have altered these Chinese assessments and provides speculation on how changed Chinese perspectives might affect the future U.S.-China relationship.
- Government and Political Science