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NBR Analysis (Dec 2005)

Congress and the Updating of the U.S.-China Relationship

Rick Larsen and Mark Kirk

This essay explores the role that the United States Congress can play in helping to foster mutual understanding between the respective governments and people of China and the United States. Although the United States benefits from ensuring that an effective and educated message emanates from Congress, unfocused debate has lately diluted the effectiveness of Congress—both rhetorically and legislatively—when legitimate issues are brought to the floor. This essay thus seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of trade, security, and other relations between the United States and China, and offers a framework to strengthen bilateral ties.

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Congress and the Updating of the U.S.-China Relationship
Rick Larsen and Mark Kirk

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