Council on Foreign Relations releases report on U.S. presidential candidates’ China policy

Posted by Reading Time: < 1 minute

For those following the presidential primary campaigns in the United States, the Council on  Foreign Relations has released a policy guide to the candidates’ views on China.

From the report:

China’s rise and its effects on the United States is a growing preoccupation of U.S. policymakers and politicians. With China’s economy booming, its military prowess expanding rapidly, and continued tension with Taiwan, U.S. politicians on both sides of the aisle have expressed alarm. Republicans and Democrats have protested China’s ownership of a huge portion of U.S. national debt. U.S.-China relations also came under strain in early 2007 when the United States filed a case with the World Trade Organization against China ’s trade subsidies, which U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab argued are harmful to U.S. workers.

The next president will have to decide whether the United States should approach China with a more cooperative agenda.

The report tracks all of the current Republican and Democratic candidates’ opinions on U.S. policy towards China, including Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Sam Brownback, John H. Cox, Jim Gilmore, Rudy GiulianiMike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo, and Tommy Thompson.