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U.S.-China Counter-Terrorism Cooperation: Issues for U.S. Policy [Updated May 12, 2005]   [open pdf - 43KB]

From the Summary: "After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the United States faced a challenge in enlisting the full support of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in counter-terrorism. This effort raised short-term policy issues about how to elicit cooperation and how to address China's concerns about military action (Operation Enduring Freedom). Longer-term questions have concerned whether counter-terrorism has strategically transformed bilateral relations and whether China's support has been valuable and not obtained at the expense of other U.S. interests. Congress has oversight over the trend toward closer ties with China as well as a range of policy options. These options cover law-enforcement cooperation; designations of terrorist organizations; release of detained Uighurs; weapons nonproliferation; waivers of sanctions for the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown; the Container Security Initiative (CSI); and military-to-military contacts. This report will be updated as warranted."

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CRS Report for Congress, RS21995
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2005-05-12
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