The Xi-Obama summit in early June was a unique experience for the two leaders to discuss a wide range of important topics. However, due to a variety of domestic and structural issues, the topic of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was hardly touched upon.
Commenting on the recent US-China 2022 report, He Weiwen outlines how bilateral trade between China and the US is expected to grow over the next ten years and how this will be beneficial for both countries.
Kerry’s latest visit to China and other prior visits by Obama administration’s high-ranking civilian and military officials has shown that the bilateral relationship between the US and China has safely passed the transition period and will gain greater momentum in its development.
Containment is not the appropriate word to describe US policy towards China, writes Su Xiaohui. The US will probably define China as a major competitor in the world, not necessarily a major enemy.
Tensions in US-China relations have not been eased by President Obama’s attempts to revitalize the American economy by establishing a free trade agreement with the European Union. As China has yet to become the United States’ preeminent trade partner, Colin Moreshead urges Beijing to make the first overture to improve trade between the world’s two largest economies.
The US should show flexibility to help to conclude the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in October this year, otherwise, the TPP talk will risk a prolonged stalemate.
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