Article: Is China a Threat (February 2008 in Foreign Policy in Focus - fpif.Org)
Rosemont is distinguished professor emeritus at St. Mary's College of
Maryland and visiting professor of religious studies at Brown University.
His books include "A Chinese Mirror: Moral Reflections on Political
Economy" and translations of Chinese classics. Rosemont said today: "If
President Obama bases U.S. relations with China on principles of
competition and criticism, the new regime of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang will
almost surely respond in kind, and the governments of both countries will
become less capable of dealing with their own internal large-scale
"Moving to a policy based on cooperation on the other hand -
diplomatically, militarily and economically -- both countries can
contribute to solving their own and each other's problems at the same time,
as well as problems more worldwide in scope. As the major power in the
relationship, the initiative for a new policy must lie with the U.S.,
especially with all the anti-China rhetoric that infected the recent
election campaign." Rosemont wrote the piece "Is China a Threat?"