2013 was an important year for Sino-U.S. relations including many high-level visits and summits. However, in 2014, four ‘events’ may determine future relations. Qian Liwei explains the importance of the APEC Summit, Ambassador Baucus, BIT agreements and territorial disputes.
Could 2014 be a seminal year in the bilateral relationship between the United States and China? According to Da Wei, 2013 saw a posture of stabilization and growth between the nations and should serve as a future model to drive positive Sino-US relations.
Ending the crisis in South Sudan will not only enhance benefits for Chinese economic interests, but will also be crucial for defending the US diplomatic reputation and strategic purpose in the region, writes He Wenping.
Reconstruction of Afghanistan may be an important field of cooperation in the progression of Sino-US relations. While there are many areas of cooperation, Shao Yuqun also explains some areas of tension.
The China-US Asia-Pacific Consultations held in Beijing this week was inaugurated in 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to reflect the commitment by the two nations’ leaders to build a positive, cooperative and comprehensive relationship. The proper phrase for which is building a new type of major country relationship. However, rhetoric and policies in Washington often do not reflect such a goal.
Is China engaging in a modern day version of dollar diplomacy? As Fernando Menéndez explains, China’s use of political and economic influence mirrors the previous intervention of the United States in Central America and the Caribbean.
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