The Alaska talks raise new questions about the state of the US-China relationship, say Professor Wang Jisi of Peking University and Professor David Lampton of Johns Hopkins University. Harsh rhetoric, different approaches and the absence of a joint closing statement may be an indication of a new style of diplomacy. But what is more important to both countries? To be the global superpower or to focus efforts against threats including poverty, disease and climate change? James Chau, Host of The Pacific Dialogue, engages them in debate — and asks them about the Pacific Community Initiative they co-lead.