Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Complexo

"Q: How does Bush administration regard China now? A partner or a competitor?

A: I can not do speak for the Bush Administration. So you understand that this is my personal opinion. But there are a number of contentious, difficult issues in the US-China relationship today. I don't think there is one word to define the relationship other than the word "complex."

I think the relationship is very complex. I wouldn't say it's an enemy, a competitor, a friend, or an ally. But it's very complex relationship. We are trying to cooperate with one another on the issues such as North Korea. Other people have questioned about that. But then we had trade frictions with them. There are concerns about military buildup. There are also concerns about energy security. Some people are interested in China's economic policy. And human rights and proliferation are the areas where there is some friction in the relationship.

So I wouldn't say it's a competitor or I wouldn't say it's a friend or I wouldn't say it's an enemy. But I would say it's very complex relationship that we have with China right now."


Peter Brookes, Senior Fellow da Heritage Foundation (antigo assistente do secretário de defesa para Ásia e Pacífico) em entrevista para um jornal japonês.

2 comments:

Marcelo said...

Paulo,

Toda análise que sai do governo americano em relação a China é cheia de contradições. Isso demonstra três coisas:

- Primeiro, o governo está rachado. Tem gente com várias opiniões distintas sobre o assunto.

- Os interesses conflitantes que China e EUA possuem estão bem longe de serem resolvidos.

- A qualidade das informações que os EUA dispõem para tomada de decisões não deve ser lá grande coisa.

Paulo said...

Um pouco de tudo Marcelo. Mas tambem tem o problema de ser uma situacao complexa de verdade. E as vezes nao existe uma solucao completa, so band-aids.

Alias, vc nao acredita a quantidade de chineses que tem por aqui. Em Seattle entao, eh inacreditavel.

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