In United States politics, the China lobby refers to any special interest group acting on behalf of the governments of either the People's Republic of China or the Republic of China to influence Sino-American relations. During most of the twentieth century, the term "China lobby" was usually used to refer to special interest groups acting on behalf of the Republic of China (ROC). Before American recognition of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1979, the PRC lobby was practically nonexistent; since that time, the PRC lobby has gradually strengthened, and by the 1990s, "China lobby" began usually referring to special interest groups acting on behalf of the PRC. The primary competitor of the China lobby has often been the "other" China lobby, the lobbyists acting on behalf of the other Chinese government.
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... In the first decade of the twenty-first century, the PRC lobby has focused on playing up common interests with the United States in the War on Terrorism ... The PRC lobby has also tried to counter the domestic American interest groups which seek to bring pressure upon the PRC to move from a fixed currency to a ... Meanwhile, the new pro-DPP ROC lobby has sought to counter the erosion of support for greater diplomatic recognition of the ROC ...
... of previously not having done enough to make sure that China did not fall to Communism, and failing to sufficiently support the efforts to overturn the results of the war ... The lobby was now allegedly preventing the United States from acknowledging that the Nationalist cause was lost and dealing with the situation in China in a realistic manner ... According to one author, the size of the report on the China Lobby and the investigative resources that it required indicate that some parts of the American ...
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