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Remaking China Policy

U.S.–China Relations and Government Decisionmaking

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$33.00 • £28.95 • €30.95

ISBN 9780674759817

Publication Date: 01/01/1971


176 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

RAND Corporation


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  • Foreword [John K. Fairbank]
  • Foreword [Nicholas deB. Katzenbach]
  • Why This Book Turned Out as It Did
  • Acknowledgments
  • Summary
  • Introduction
    • Are better relations with China important to U.S. interests?
    • Are the potential benefits of better relations worth the cost of seeking them?
    • Purpose and organization of the book
  • Part I. Problems of Policy
    • Taiwan
      • Beijing’s position
      • Possible compromises
      • Problems on Taiwan
      • Japan’s role
      • Taiwan as a U.S. base?
      • CHIREP
      • Substantive Study Proposals
      • Policy Planning Proposal: “One China but not now”
    • Japan and Korea
      • Preserving the U.S–Japanese relationship
      • Japan has begun to rearm
      • U.S–China relations and their consequences for Japan
      • Korea
      • Substantive Study Proposals
      • Policy Planning Proposals
    • Southeast Asia
      • Substantive Study Proposals
      • Policy Planning Proposals
    • The United States and the Sino–Soviet Dispute
      • Sino–Soviet hostilities
      • Sino–Soviet rapprochement
      • Can we consciously make use of the split?
      • Offshoots of the hostility
      • Substantive Study Proposals
      • Policy Planning Proposals
    • Some Special Problems of Interacting with Beijing
      • The need for a broad approach
      • Principles versus specifics
      • Invective and double–talk
      • Reciprocity and unilateral moves
      • Time and strategy
    • Where Are We Heading?
      • In Southeast Asia
      • Taiwan’s status
      • Japan
      • Sino–Soviet hostility remains high
      • Would such modest results be worth the effort?
    • At What Pace Should We Move?
      • Conclusions: Going slow but starting fast
      • As a practical matter there is slight danger of haste
      • Accidental diversions
      • Signals with little substance
      • Diversion through self–deception
      • Mao and the succession in Beijing
      • The succession on Taiwan
      • The war in Southeast Asia
      • U.S.–Japan relations
  • Part II. Some Problems of Governmental Decisionmaking
    • Problems in Developing Policy-Relevant Information about China
      • Much that we feel we “know” about China is not really usable for policy purposes
      • In government policymaking, what kinds of information are “usable”?
      • Why is more usable information on China not produced?
    • Explorations via Policy: Another Source of Information
      • Better information and communications alone may not be enough
      • The intent behind a policy move can be divided into two parts, material and informational
    • Changes in Policy Development Procedures
      • Conclusions
      • The China Group
      • Staff
        • The staff director
        • The functions of the staff and its director
    • A “Chinese Objectives” Paper as a Device for Bureaucratic Self-Improvement
  • Appendix: Selected Documents on U.S.–China Relations
    • Documents 1–2: Misunderstandings about the Korean War
      • Joint Chiefs of Staff Instructions to General MacArthur, September 27, 1950
      • Extract from the Text of a Speech by Wu Hsiu–chuan, December 16, 1950
    • Documents 3–6: U.S. Policy on the Status of Taiwan
      • United States Policy toward Formosa, Statement by President Truman, January 5, 1950
      • U.S. Air and Sea Forces Ordered into Supporting Action, Statement by President Truman, June 27, 1950
      • Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States and the Republic of China, December 2, 1954
      • Understandings by the United States Senate in Giving Its Advice and Consent to Ratification, February 9, 1955
    • Documents 7–9: Washington–Beijing Negotiations about Taiwan
      • Premier Chou En–lai’s Statement on the Situation in the Taiwan Area, April 23, 1955
      • Foreign Policy Report by Chou En–lai, July 30, 1955
      • Chinese Communist and U.S. Draft Resolutions on the Renunciation of Force in the Taiwan Area, October 1955–May 1956
    • Document 10: Beijing’s Views on War with the United States
      • When and How Will China Go to War? by Anna Louise Strong, Beijing, April 1966
    • Documents 11–12: Japanese Rearmament
      • Extract from Text of Nixon–Sato Communique, November 21, 1969
      • “Wild Ambition Completely Exposed,” People’s Daily Editorial, October 22, 1970
  • Index

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