Collapse of a Co-operation
The Sino-American relations underwent some crucial changes during the presidency of George Herbert Walker Bush (January 20 1989 – January 20 1993). The newly elected president was greeted as an ’old friend’ by the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party, who put his belief in making the relationship between the two countries more intense. Still, by the end of the Bush era, trust between the two countries had already got to such a low level that had not been experienced since the normalization of 1972. The aim of the present study is to examine the changes which made the Chinese supervise their foreign policy continuously and re-evaluate the new international situation from the view of the Chinese government.