The China Choice

The China Choice

Why We Should Share Power

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
"China is rising. But how should the West--and the United States in particular--respond? This could be the key geopolitical question of the 21st century, according to strategic expert Hugh White, with huge implications for the future security and prosperity of the West as a whole. The China Choice confronts this fundamental question, considering the options for the Asian Century ahead. As China's economy grows to become the world's largest, the US has three choices: it can compete, share power, or concede leadership in Asia. The choice is momentous--as significant for the future as any the US has ever faced. China is already more formidable than any country the US has faced before--and if America does not want to find itself facing China as an enemy, it must accept it as an equal partner. Weighing the huge difficulties of accepting China as an equal with the immense cost and risks of making it an enemy, in the end the choice is simple, even if it is not easy. The US simply must share power with China in Asia. The alternative is too terrible to contemplate."--Book jacket.

Baker
& Taylor

Examines possible approaches the West can take in responding to China's increasing influence and growing economy, suggesting that the best course of action is to share power rather than fuel a rivalry.

Oxford University Press
Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013

China is rising. But how should the West -- and the United States in particular -- respond?

This could be the key geopolitical question of the twenty-first century, according to strategic expert Hugh White, with huge implications for the future security and prosperity of the West as a whole.The China Choice confronts this fundamental question, considering the options for the Asian century ahead.

As China's economy grows to become the world's largest, the US has three choices: it can compete, share power, or concede leadership in Asia. The choice is momentous -- as significant for the future as any the US has ever faced. China is already more formidable than any country the US has faced before -- and if America does not want to find itself facing China as an enemy, it must accept it as an equal partner.

Weighing the huge difficulties of accepting China as an equal with the immense cost and risks of making it an enemy, in the end the choice is simple, even if it is not easy. The US simply must share power with China in Asia. The alternative is too terrible to contemplate.

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780199684717
0199684715
Branch Call Number: 327.7305 WHITE
Characteristics: 191 pages ; 24 cm
Notes: "Originally published in Australia by Black Inc."--Title page verso

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