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A Partnership of Equals

How Washington Should Respond to China's Economic Challenge

Author: C. Fred Bergsten
July/August 2008
Foreign Affairs


Despite its growing economic clout, China continues to act like a small country with little impact on the global system at large and therefore little responsibility for it. This behavior threatens to undermine the existing international economic architecture. To avoid a major train wreck, Washington should seek to develop a true partnership with Beijing so as to provide joint leadership of the global economic system.

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