While some Asian countries see the presence of the United States as a way to maximize their national interests, some in China are hesitant to accept the potential benefits of cooperation with the US. What if China chose to interact differently with the US in Asia? It may see a totally different situation and, [...]
As a Chinese proverb goes, “Two tigers cannot share one mountain.” Last week, Chinese Vice President (and presumptive president) Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama, the leaders of the world’s two biggest tigers — one readying for power and the other seeking to remain in power — had their first official meeting in Washington, [...]
A successful visit, devoid of any major missteps, has likely increased the odds that Xi will smoothly succeed Hu Jintao later this year as secretary general of the Chinese Communist Party, and subsequently assume the titles of president of the nation and chairman of the Central Military Commission.
Shen Dingli writes that the chemistry between the leaders of China and the United States will help instill deeper understanding and respect, which is conducive to bilateral trust-based cooperation.
In a restorative break from an intense Beijing conference last November, I climbed up to the Temple of Heaven and on the wall–not what I expected to find–was a photograph of Richard Nixon, the President of the United States who had surprised the world 40 years before by reconnecting two great nations. This was [...]
John Podesta writes that Vice President Xi’s visit comes at a time when the United States is moving forward from a long period of conflict in the Middle East and finally focusing on the future, a future that prioritizes the United States’ relationship with Asia.
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