China's relationship with United States
In this unit, we learned about foreign policies and relationships among countries. Each of us made presentations about relationships between the United States and different countries. I mainly researched about the policies and relationships between China and America back to the 20th century; from the second Sino-Japanese War until the peaceful reunification policy with Taiwan in 1982. The United States has intervened to aid the nationalist party since the second Sino-Japanese war in 1931. Their primary goal was to help the nationalist party defend against the Japanese invaders. They also wanted the nationalist party to win in the Chinese civil war. After the second Sino-Japanese War, the communist party successfully established the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Tiananmen Square in 1949. The relationship created a complete deadlock between America and China, because the United States didn't want to recognize PRC and the nationalist party was occupying Taiwan. There was technically one China, but both the nationalist party and the communist party wanted to consider themselves the representative of China. The relationship between America and China finally improved after many policies, such as Ping Pong Diplomacy, Shanghai Communiqué Meeting and the economic reform cooperations. In addition to the China-America relationship that I presented to my class, I’ve also learned about the China-Tibet relationship and China-Vietnam relationship from my classmates. So I think this unit was really about the multicultural relations, and these presentations were done so successfully that all of us have learned something meaningful and reliable.