The title of this essay is taken from what the US Vice President Joe Biden addressed when he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on December 4, 2013. If this was what meant, it looks that the VP and the US are getting more mature. Even if this didn’t tell all truth, it still illustrated where the US was acceptable, as the sole superpower in the world, in dealing with all sorts of delicate international issues, writes Shen Dingli.
China, US are obliged to deepen cooperation and intensify exchanges to build a new model of major-country relations, writes Shen Dingli.
Focusing on America’s confident assertion of “exceptionalism,” Stephen Harner examines a recent address by National Security Advisor Susan Rice and points out how American exceptionalism is in direct conflict with Asian society and culture, threatening future cooperation in the region.
As he travels through Asia, Biden is pushing countries in the region to not free ride on American security but rather collectively develop a more stable and resilient infrastructure to handle crises, writes Steve Clemons.
So long as the overall strength of the mainland continues to grow and cross-strait relations continue to improve, the day will come when the U.S. and Taiwan have to decide whether arms deals are still needed, writes Zhou Bo.
Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice Prime Minister Liu Yandong hosted the High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange. This conference symbolizes the deepening ties between the U.S. and China as the numbers of social, cultural and educational exchanges continue to grow along with political ones.
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