A broad series of retaliatory measures including punitive sanctions to private companies are mentioned by the Ministries of National Defence and Foreign Affairs.
The bilateral relations with China, an economically and strategically vital part of the world, are one of the most important foreign policy challenges of the Obama government.
Added to the Taiwan issue is a list of other questions:
- The censorship of Internet and hacking attacks of American websites in connection with human rights;
- Google book scans and Chinese intellectual property law;
- And of course the always smiling, exiled spiritual leader of the Tibetans, the Dalai Lama, who wants “genuine autonomy” for Tibet, not independence. President Obama, who will meet him soon, considers Tibet to be a part of China and is only concerned about the human rights of the Tibetans. Human rights are in China considered to be granted and protected by the State and require recognition by positive law as a result of economic and cultural development. They are not universal rights based on human dignity as such;
- And finally the undervalued Chinese currency rates, according to the US and denied by the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman.
The Peace Palace Library at least provides thousands of pages in paper and electronic form, which analyse and give commentary on the matters involved. See the highlighted links to our catalogue.