A Partnership for Disorder: China, the United States, and by Xiaoyuan Liu

By Xiaoyuan Liu

A Partnership of illness examines the American-Chinese international coverage making plans in global warfare II for decolonizing the japanese Empire and controlling Japan after the battle. The examine unearths how their disagreements on many concrete matters avoided the 2 governments from forging a good partnership. between those matters have been the function of the Soviet Union and the which means of Asian nationalism. on the war's finish, the successful Allies have been neither in cooperation between themselves nor able to do something about the upheavals in Asia.

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However, the Chinese government was not satisfied with these wartime expediencies. 16 Yet, they were disappointed by the American leaders' unwillingness to commit to a bilateral Sino-American alliance. Also, Chinese officials soon discovered that instead of enhancing China's position in the eyes of the Western Allies, the Pacific war deprived China of its prominent role as Japan's principal adversary. Now receiving more American aid than before, they began to worry about losing independence. "17 KMT leaders recognized that although China's military situation was improved by the Pacific war, its diplomatic position remained questionable after it entered the patron-beneficiary relationship with the United States.

But there were no arrangements for regular communication or effective liaison between the RC and the Waijiaobu. During the Cairo Conference, the RC overshadowed the Waijiaobu. T. V. Soong had to accept the arrangement because Chiang Kai-shek decided to direct Chinese diplomacy at the summit personally. 42 Nevertheless, the Waijiaobu had one great advantage with which the RC could not compete: its direct contact with the other Allied governments. Soong and other spokesmen for the Foreign Ministry could legitimately express to the outside world their opinions on wartime and postwar issues.

The making of an alliance 35 "continuity" to the American-Chinese relationship is that, viewed from the American side, the conditions of the relationship were not created by personal and accidental reasons but had deep roots in the two governments' perceptions of their nations' objectives and interests. In other words, although President Roosevelt and Chiang Kai-shek were two dominant figures in the relationship between Washington and Chongqing, in the long run, American policy was better institutionalized and Chongqing's foreign policy was more personalized around Chiang Kaishek.

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