Henry Kissinger,former RAND consultant issued a public statement in 1998 as a follow-up of the insightful wisdom of Richard Moorsteen's book "Remaking China Policy" Harvard University Press,1971 with the endorsement of Elder George Bush and Gerald Ford:-
American foreign policy can not succeed if it fails to engage China. Such rationale may be seen on page 8 of "A Glimpse of the Chinese Language" RAND paper#3078 published in 1965. www.rand.org for reference.
Establishing strong, enduring ties with China has been a principal objective of American foreign policy since President Nixon's historic visit in 1972, and has been supported by all subsequent administration of both parties. I would envision the new president Obama will visit China for affirmation of the significance of constructive Sino-American relations. In the meantime, Sino-American economics may be viewed at www.Google.com.
The strategic relationship is underscored by current global financial crisis and it is in the vital interest of the United States that China continues to be a member of international community to make contributions for humanity.
Francis Shieh a.k.a. Xie Shihao,Fulbright Senior Scholar,Hong Kong,1989-1990.
Tuesday,January 13, 2009 at 7.06 a.m.