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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse04 Aug 2020 9:33 p.m. PST

"In just a few short months, the U.S.-Chinese relationship seems to have returned to an earlier, more primal age. In China, Mao Zedong is once again celebrated for having boldly gone to war against the Americans in Korea, fighting them to a truce. In the United States, Richard Nixon is denounced for creating a global Frankenstein by introducing Communist China to the wider world. It is as if the previous half century of U.S.-Chinese relations never happened.

The saber rattling from both Beijing and Washington has become strident, uncompromising, and seemingly unending. The relationship lurches from crisis to crisis—from the closures of consulates to the most recent feats of Chinese "wolf warrior" diplomacy to calls by U.S. officials for the overthrow of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The speed and intensity of it all has desensitized even seasoned observers to the scale and significance of change in the high politics of the U.S.-Chinese relationship. Unmoored from the strategic assumptions of the previous 50 years but without the anchor of any mutually agreed framework to replace them, the world now finds itself at the most dangerous moment in the relationship since the Taiwan Strait crises of the 1950s…"
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john snelling05 Aug 2020 5:56 a.m. PST

Written by Kevin Rudd enough said.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse05 Aug 2020 12:06 p.m. PST

Glup?….

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gregmita205 Aug 2020 1:27 p.m. PST

It is as if the previous half century of U.S.-Chinese relations never happened.

Umm… It's *because* the previous 30 years or so of US-Chinese relations happened.

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