Accession Number:

ADA478809

Title:

U.S.-China Counterterrorism Cooperation: Issues for U.S. Policy

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-06-27

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the United States faced a challenge in enlisting the full support of the Peoples Republic of China PRC in counterterrorism. This effort raised short-term policy issues about how to elicit cooperation and how to address Chinas concerns about military action Operation Enduring Freedom. Longer-term questions have concerned whether counterterrorism has strategically transformed bilateral relations and whether Chinas support has been valuable and not obtained at the expense of other U.S. interests. The extent of U.S.-China counterterrorism cooperation has been limited, but the tone and context of counterterrorism helped to stabilize even if it did not transform the bilateral relationship pursued by President George Bush. In September 2005, Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick acknowledged that China and the United States can do more together in the global fight against terrorism after a good start, in his major policy speech calling China a stakeholder in his search for a deeper framework for the bilateral relationship.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE