From the author of In the Middle of the Future: Tom Plate on Asia – another substantial anthology of searching columns that tackle the really tough questions on where the U.S.-China
rivalry and relationship may be headed. The best journalism tackles the really tough questions! Was the U.S. asleep when China was waking up? Or was its engagement too timid? Will Washington find conflict with Beijing unavoidable? Or has the U.S. policy of engagement and accommodation been the best way to go? Award-winning journalist and syndicated columnist Tom Plate reviews his own two-decade record of newspaper commentary on China in a searching re-evaluation of where he was right and where he went wrong — and where the U.S.-China rivalry and relationship may be headed.