Innovative measures and brand-new strategies are urged in handling the complicated relations between the world No. 1 and No. 2 economies in a fast-changing world, Yuan Peng, vice president of China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations told the People’s Daily.
Yuan noted that the initiative of the new type of big power relationship between China and the US indicates that Chinese leaders have realized the profound changes in bilateral ties, which would suffer setbacks and derailment if not handled properly.
Answering queries that if the Sino-US relations has reached a “tipping point” or just repeat the “Thucydides’ Trap,” Wang Zheng, the director and associate professor of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, said that US’ attitude toward China has come to a turning point rather than that the foreign policies of China and the US have undergone dramatic changes.
During the past three decades, US’ judgment toward China has been adjusted. A critical point has emerged, especially among the US think tanks, which may forecast some fundamental changes toward China.
“From the initiative of the new type of big power relationship to frequent meetings and in-depth exchange of opinions between top leaders to the establishment of various dialogue mechanisms as well as the fruitful people-to-people cooperation, China has expressed explicit willingness to stabilize bilateral ties,” Yuan noted.
“As a matter of fact, how far the Sino-US relations could go depends on the interactions of both countries, thus the answer is open,” said Fan Jishe, a senior researcher and director of Division of Strategic Studies in Institute of American Studies at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
If the US misinterprets China’s foreign policies and over-reacts toward China’s diplomatic activities, the Sino-US relations could go sour, Fan noted. Whereas the bilateral relations will enjoy a promising future as long as the two sides could promote the existing dialogue mechanisms, high-level exchanges as well as eliminate misunderstanding and misjudgments and seek cooperation on the bilateral, regional and worldwide issues.
“We all agree that the existing international order, which was designed before new emerging powers, had the voices on the international stage is not perfect. So we need to constantly adjust and improve the existing international regime to accommodate the constantly developing realities of China, India and others emerging economics,” said Douglas H. Paal, vice president of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
“Both of the two countries’ leaders expect to avoid the conflicts. It requires both willing to make room for each other, but it will not be easy to do it,” he added. (The Daily Mail – People’s Daily news exchange item)
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The 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China.
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