Problems of U.S.-China Relations and Governmental Decisionmaking
China is potentially a major influence on every U.S. interest in Asia, including Taiwan's status and Japanese rearmament. Wherever the Nixon Doctrine is challenged in Asia, the Chinese role will be important, if not dominating. Chinese acquisition of nuclear weapons will also have its impact. Moreover, China is a major factor influencing U.S.-Soviet relations. The problem facing U.S.