Friday, November 8, 2013
While China may have initially shaped its communist policies more directly in tandem with the Soviet Union, its Cold War evolution deviated much more drastically from the USSR than most policy analysts at the time could recognize. In your interpretation of the reading, what are some of the most prominent reasons for China developing its own identity apart from the Soviet Union? Why does it take so long for Americans to recognize this difference? Once we did recognize the changes, how did US opinions towards China shift? How do you think this Cold War evolution has shaped the US relationship with China today?