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A Great Wall is the defintive work on US-China relations since the Cold War. Veteran journalist Patrick Tyler utilizes original reporting from his years in China; interviews with presidents, secretaries of state, Chinese officials, and other key leaders; and 15,000 pages of newly declassified documents to chart the history of this fragile friendship over the last three dec ...more
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published September 16th 1999 by PublicAffairs (first published 1999)
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What I learned from this book? Chinese people are incredibly insidious and conniving(j/k), and US presidents are usually stupid/pussies/sellouts when it comes to dealing with China(also j/k). But I already knew that.... Seriously, its a good book, but not for the faint of heart.
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