October 11, 2012
China Bashing: A U.S. Political Tradition
Ted Galen Carpenter, Reuters
In every U.S. presidential election, the major party candidates vie to see who can appear tougher on China. Once the election is over, however, the substance of U.S. policy toward China usually changes little and is far more pragmatic than the campaign rhetoric. There are ominous signs, though, that things could be different this time.
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