The New Chinese Empire: And What It Means for the U.S.

Mr. Terrill discussed his book The New Chinese Empire: And What It Means for the United States, published by Basic Books. According to Mr. Terrill, since the… read more

Mr. Terrill discussed his book The New Chinese Empire: And What It Means for the United States, published by Basic Books. According to Mr. Terrill, since the demise of three millennia of Confucian monarchies in 1911, China has been unable to establish a successful political system. He further asserts that the current central authority has failed to keep pace with advances in Chinese society since the death of Communist leader Mao Zedong in 1976. Mr. Terrill feels that “Communist repression” limits Chinese economic potential and will eventually lead to a backlash against the state. Also problematic for Mr. Terrill is China’s continued territorial control over the regions of Tibet, Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia. He concludes that China continues to be a threat to America, largely because it aspires to displace the United States as the chief economic force in Asia. Following his presentation, Mr. Terrill answered questions from members of the audience. close

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The New Chinese Empire: And What It Means for the U.S.

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Program ID:
175293-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jun 01, 2003 | 9:56am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jun 09, 2003 | 4:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Jun 01, 2003 | 9:56am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 08, 2003 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 09, 2003 | 4:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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