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United States of America
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Relations between China and the United States of America have been a central part of each country's foreign relations since the turn of the 20th century. For China, relations with the US rank alongside those with Japan and Russia as intense and often problematic, but never unimportant. For the US, China has long been an area of intense emotional involvement, elusive commercial opportunity, and great strategic importance. Three broad areas stand ou…

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Jackson, Steven F., “United States of America”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 09 February 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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