Speaker Dr. Thomas Fingar
Summary Dr Fingar looks back to the 1980’s and shows how US played a very big role in helping China become a more modern country.   Because both countries were more concerned about Soviet Union than about each other, they adopted the attitude that the enemy of my enemy is my friend and in less than a decade, moved to a remarkable trading partnership with each other.  Mao’s death cleared the way for policy change in China and Deng looked for a new way to modernize and seized the opportunity offered by Carter administration to open up free world system to China’s participation.  Thus, China’s rise is inextricably linked to US;  US assisted China for self interest; this was an  overwhelmingly win-win situation for both countries.
Keywords U.S.-China Relations, Deng Xiaoping
Publish Date August 4, 2014
Source Speech given at 1990 Institute Teachers Workshop on “Balancing Eonomic Development ant Environmental Sustainability”, August 4-5, 2014, at Silicon Valley Community Foundation  San Mateo Conference Center.
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