New Challenges and Opportunities in Sino-American Relations

  • Michel Oksenberg


The Bush Administration will field the most experienced team for formulating and implementing policy toward China in American history. For nearly a year in 1974–75, George Bush served in China as head of the Liaison Office (the name of the diplomatic outpost in Beijing from 1973 until 1979), and as Vice President, he played an important role in keeping relations on track, especially in helping to terminate the acrimony of the 1981–82 era through his pivotal 1982 trip that led to the August 17, 1982 joint US-PRC communiqué governing American arms sales to Taiwan.


Export Control China Policy American Relation American Relationship Soviet Foreign Policy 
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© Harvard International Review 1991

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