Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — March 24, 2021

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Beijing, August 2011. Lintao Zhang / Pool / Reuters
Thomas J. Christensen, Foreign Policy: There Will Not Be a New Cold War
The Limits of U.S.-Chinese Competition
For the past few decades, Chinese scholars, pundits, and diplomats have often falsely accused the United States of adopting a “cold war mentality” toward China. They usually level these accusations when Washington enhances the U.S. military’s position in Asia or bolsters the military capabilities of its allies and partners in East Asia.
It is true that in the post–Cold War era, the United States and its allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific have been engaged in a strategic competition in the military sphere with China, which has been modernizing its forces and increasing their power projection capabilities.
Thus far, the United States has successfully deterred mainland China from settling its many sovereignty disputes in the East China Sea, in the South China Sea, and across the Taiwan Strait through the use of force. It is also true that the United States and its closest allies have banned the sale of weapons and have tried to limit the transfer of certain military technologies to China.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — March 24, 2021
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