U.S.-China Relations: Policy Issues
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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Congress faces important questions about what sort of relationship the United States should have with China and how the United States should respond to China s rise. After 30 years of fastpaced economic growth, China s economy is now the second largest in the world after the United States. With economic success, China has developed significant global strategic clout. It is also engaged in an ambitious military modernization drive, including efforts to develop extendedrange power projection capabilities and such advanced weapons as a carrier killer anti-ship ballistic missile ASBM. At home, it continues to suppress all perceived challenges to the Communist Party s monopoly on power.
- Government and Political Science