Winning the Peace in the Pacific: A Chinese View of Far Eastern Postwar Plans and Requirements for a Stable Security System in the Pacific Area

Winning the Peace in the Pacific: A Chinese View of Far Eastern Postwar Plans and Requirements for a Stable Security System in the Pacific Area

Winning the Peace in the Pacific: A Chinese View of Far Eastern Postwar Plans and Requirements for a Stable Security System in the Pacific Area

Winning the Peace in the Pacific: A Chinese View of Far Eastern Postwar Plans and Requirements for a Stable Security System in the Pacific Area

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The establishment of a permanent order for the Pacific region is a vast problem in which many complicated issues are involved. In this study no attempt is made to do peace planning in its true sense. I am simply offering suggestions with a view to clarifying the main issues involved so as to facilitate the eventual task of planning by the United Nations statesmen and diplomats at the end of the war. The following sections are mainly concerned with broad principles; a good many details are left to be filled in, especially in that part which deals with the scheme of regional organization.

In dealing with the problem of the postwar Pacific order we have necessarily to begin with a few basic assumptions. First of all, we assume that the United Nations will win the war and the Japanese will be driven out of China and the other countries of the Pacific region which they have invaded. It is also assumed that after the war America will not return to isolationism in its attitude toward world politics, but will, on the contrary, be prepared to share with other great powers the allimportant responsibility of building an effective system of collective security for the world. Furthermore, we assume that the Soviet Union, despite its difference from western democracies in political ideology, will fully cooperate with the latter in a common effort for assuring a lasting peace in the postwar world. These are generally considered the basic conditions without whose fulfillment no large scheme for international peace will have a chance to be effective.

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