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WPR's The New Rules: Obstacles to a U.S.-China Partnership Made in U.S.A.?

 

In a column two weeks ago, I described the outlines of a proposed grand-strategic bargain between China and the United States. Basically, the "term sheet" that I helped draw up proposed various bilateral compromises over the security issues -- Taiwan, North Korea, Iran and the South China Sea, among others -- that keep the relationship clouded by profound strategic mistrust. The resulting climate of confidence would encourage Beijing to invest some of the trillions of dollars it holds more directly into our economy, instead of simply using them to facilitate our skyrocketing public debt. Since the column appeared, I and my co-authors spent two weeks in Beijing meeting with top government-sponsored think tanks and retired Chinese senior diplomats to discuss and revise the proposal. I thought it would be useful to report on this dialogue.

Read the entire column at World Politics Review.

Reader Comments (2)

Great insights into US-China relations. I especially valued learning how confusing to the chinese must be our ongoing TRANSPARENT American government dialogue.
I hope these insights are shared with the recipients of this Sino-American grand strategy "term sheet". Most encouraging!

December 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElmer Humes

What I find striking, is how American's often would describe the Iraqi's as very 'tribal' or 'sectarian' as though we in the USA were not. I find our sense of 'tribes and religion' very similar and often 'fearful' of what isn't familiar to them as is often the case in reverse.

As often posted, this RESET will hopefully happen at record speed, but it may be that its the 'seeding' of a shift will happen over time, as the leaders of tomorrow connect and see a future worth creating together/ or Collaboration of Civilizations as the 'old dog's die off and new thought emerges.

I hope its sooner than later.

So a GLOBAL SOLUTIONS/STUDENTS SUMMIT of new thought is ready to be born.

December 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan Hare

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