U.S.-China Relations: Friends Now, Partners Tomorrow

by Ann E. Seltz-Petrash, Production Editor; CIVIL ENGINEERING—ASCE, New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1979, Vol. 49, Issue 4, Pg. 57-61

Document Type: Feature article


Now that diplomatic relations are resumed, U.S. firms are vying for a share of the big development contracts China has to offer: ports and waterways development, earthquake engineering, land transportation systems, and construction of everything from apartments to luxury hotels. For the past year, many firms, universities and government agencies have been sending groups to present technical seminars to the Chinese on the state of science and engineering in the West. Here's an overview of what these visitors saw in China and their assessment of what China needs from the U.S. engineering community.

Subject Headings: Systems engineering | Earthquake engineering | Contracts | Ports and harbors | Waterways | Earthquakes | Land use | Construction companies | China | Asia

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