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Trading with the Enemy – The Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People's Republic of China - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Trading with the Enemy: The Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People's Republic of China

Hugo Meijer


In light of the intertwining logics of military competition and economic interdependence at play in US-China relations, this book examines how the United States has balanced its potentially conflicting national security and economic interests in its relationship with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). To do so, it investigates a strategically sensitive yet under-explored facet of US-China relations, the making of American export control policy on defense-related technology to China since 1979. On the basis of 199 interviews, declassified documents, and diplomatic cables leaked by Wikileaks, ... More

Keywords: US-China Relations, US Foreign and Defense Policy, international arms transfers, defense technology, People’s Liberation Army, export controls, policy-making process, proliferation, export controls, embargoes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190277697
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277697.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugo Meijer, author
Lecturer, Department of Defense Studies, Kings College, London