For Immediate Release: 31 December 2010
A proposed China-US Grand Strategy Executive Agreement between Presidents Hu and Obama formally delivered today to the China’s State Council and U.S. Ambassador was drafted by John Milligan-Whyte, Dai Min and Dr. Thomas P.M. Barnett with input from China’s:
- Former Minister of Foreign Affairs;
- Former UN ambassador,
- Former U.S. ambassador,
- Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the PLA,
- Former Military Attaché to North Korea and Israel,
- Former Vice Minister of Commerce,
- President of Shanghai Institutes of International Studies,
- China’s Central Party School Institute of International Strategic Studies,
- Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs,
- China Center for International Economic Exchanges,
- China Institute For International Strategic Studies,
- China Foundation for International & Strategic Studies,
- Boao Forum,
- China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations.
The resulting final text of the proposed executive agreement published in China Daily Online, World Politics Review and Seeking Alpha is posted for free download in the publication section at www.CenterACP.com.
The purpose of the executive agreement is to ensure that U.S. and China balance their bilateral investment and trade, never go to war with each other, the US will refrain from seeking regime change and interference in China's internal affairs and China will continue its political, legal, economic reforms.
It combines in three pages a comprehensive package of bilateral and multilateral breakthroughs not otherwise achievable in 2011 for:
- U.S. economic recovery,
- Increasing U.S. exports to China,
- Balancing China-US trade,
- Creating 12 million US jobs,
- Reducing U.S. government deficits and debt,
- Stabilizing the dollar, global currency and bond markets,
- Protecting the security of sea transport,
- Rebuilding failed states,
- Reforming international institutions,
- Ensuring collaboration on climate change remediation, energy efficiency, and affordable green technologies essential for rapid and effective pollution remediation globally.
To achieve greater economic stability it provides the new grand strategy and framework that align the economic and national security of the U.S. and China, which 192 other nations depend upon for economic recovery. Creating 12 million jobs for Americans in 2011-2012is essential for the U.S.’s economic recovery and creating support for the executive agreement among Democratic and Republican members of Congress, governors, mayors and the American people. In order to create the12 million U.S. jobs:
- Chinese companies will invest up to 1 trillion U.S. dollars at the request of the U.S. President,
- The U.S. will lift export bans on high technology,
- China will purchase sufficient U.S. goods and services to balance their bilateral trade each year,
- The Strategic and Economic Dialogues will become a permanently sitting commission for constant senior-level collaboration,
- U.S. companies’ access to the Chinese market will be equal to the access that Chinese companies have in the U.S. market,
- The U.S. and China will encourage global joint ventures between U.S. and Chinese companies.
To achieve greater geopolitical stability the executive agreement provides that:
- The U.S. and China will hold regular joint naval exercises in Asian waters, with invitations to other regional navies; have permanent officer-exchange programs and create a joint peacekeeping force and command; and establish a joint commission collaborating constantly on U.S. and PRC technology sharing and budget expenditures.
- There will be a reduction of China’s strike forces arrayed against Taiwan, a U.S. moratorium on arms transfers to Taiwan, and a reduction of U.S. strike forces arrayed against China. - China and the U.S. will support a reunification of North and South Korea. The U.S. will eschew its regime change goals for North Korea, which will terminate its nuclear weapons program, and China will assist North Korea’s economic reforms.
- The U.S. and its allies will not attack or seek regime change and will eliminate trade restrictions against Iran and China will encourage Iran to suspend development of nuclear weapons.
- China will create and invest in a South China Sea Regional Joint Development Corporation with other shareholders that have conflicting sovereignty claims and negotiate the eventual resolution of sovereignty disputes on the basis of the 2002 Declaration of the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea.
- The U.S. and China will harmonize and coordinate their roles in Asian Economic and Regional Security and relations.
The executive agreement is not a treaty, does not require U.S. Senate confirmation, does not constitute a "G2" or an alliance between the U.S. and China, nor replace existing U.S. alliances. It is an improved framework for collaboration among all UN members pursuant to the Preamble and Article I of the U.N. Charter.