This book focuses on issues in U.S. policy concerning specific Asian-Pacific policy areas, namely Japan, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong; Korea, Cambodia and Vietnam; the Philippine bases; and Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific islands. It assesses the implications for U.S. policy in these areas.
1. Introduction and Overview 2. The Evolution of U.S. Policy in Asia and the Pacific 3. Japan: Partner or Competitor? 4. U.S.-Chinese Relations in Adversity 5. U.S. Policy Concerning Taiwan, Hong Kong 6. Korean-U.S. Relations 7. Policy Concerns in Indochina: A Peace Settlement in Cambodia and Possible Normalization with Vietnam 8. Relations with ASEAN in 1990: The Issue of the Philippine Bases 9. Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands 10. Conclusion: A Framework for Assessing Overall Trends in U.S. Policy Toward East Asia and the Pacific