Foreign Policies, United States and China, global economy
The world has become a global economy. This has facilitated the need for countries to interact from a personal level. The desire to interact is facilitated by the fact that countries have the same desire to progress economically and socially hence the emergence of the need for countries to formulate favorable foreign policies (Toornike, 2009). Foreign policies are guidelines and plans that are put in place by policy makers to guide the nation's behavior while interacting with other nations and organizations in the global scene. Foreign policies have the mandate to protect the nation's interests and rights. All countries at some point in time come up with their foreign policies, and the United States of America has not lagged behind in this trend. The Foreign policy of the United States lays down the protocol that the United States interacts with other nations and the standards they have set to get to the goals of all the stakeholders and involved parties from the individual citizens, corporations and organizations. The foreign policy that I chose in this context is the relationship between the United States and China.
Policy makers of foreign policies have an obligation to given steps to come up with the policies. For example, they must first set an agenda that outlines the problem or issue that facilitates the need for a given foreign policy. Formulation is another step, and it involves debating on the creation of different policies to agree on which one should be chosen for implementation (Toornike, 2009). After that, the policy makers adopt the most suitable policy. The implementation and evaluation stages are the final steps. The latter involves analyzing of the success or failure of the policies. Gathering and analyzing information in the evaluation stage is crucial since the policymakers can know the mistakes they made and hence they could avoid committing the same mistakes in the future. As stated earlier, an example of the United States foreign policy that I am going to focus on is the Sino-US relationship.
[...] The United States liaison with Japan has not augured well with China, and this has been a constant source of tension between them. Therefore, the United States must agree that their Cold War and post World War 2 alliance system has some negative impacts in the region and should be withdrawn. Furthermore, the United States should stay out of the territorial disputes facing China and its neighbors as its involvement causes more harm than good. Another point is that for a relationship to work, America should stop selling arms to Taiwan, as this has been the cause of the drift between the two nations 2013). [...]
[...] Vice president Joe Biden also hailed the development that China is undergoing and asserted that it was indeed the first step towards cooperation between America and China towards solving existing and emerging global concerns 2013). They need to maintain this relationship since any disagreement or fluctuations can affect the economies of both nations since most companies that are in China are multinational corporations. Furthermore, the citizens in both countries now understand the importance of international relations and coexistence thus, they continue to pressure the government to honor these policies. This will ensure that with peaceful coexistence the people can get opportunities to work in the two countries and hence enabling the mobility of labor. [...]
[...] Furthermore, the two nations have been able to work together towards the elimination of pollution. For instance, Gina McCarthy the United States Environment Protection Agency Administrator made an assertion that the United States would assist China to solve their pollution problems. The two nations agreed to reduce production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons since they cause the green gas effect. The United States foreign policy regarding the relationship with China has not been as successful as anticipated. Several arising issues have hampered the relationship between the two nations. [...]
[...] As stated earlier, an example of the United States foreign policy that I am going to focus on is the Sino-US relationship. Sino-US relations are a term that depicts the relationship between the United States and China (Foot, 2011). China is a Communist country while America is a Democratic state. However, this does not affect their relationship as they have to some extent learnt to ignore this and other differences. The two nations are competitors in some areas and partners in others. [...]
[...] The United States foreign policy on the relationship with China should act as a revelation for formulation of future foreign policies. The truth is that the foreign policy on the relationship with China has not been as successful as initially anticipated. For future foreign policies to be successful, the United States must come up with charters to ensure that the countries they intend to interact with meet certain standards and hence this will ensure that America cooperates only with countries that meet the set standards. [...]
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