Since February, there have been repeated incidents in U.S.-China relations that could have produced significant strains and disruptions between Beijing and Washington. Nonetheless, relations so far have remained productive and durable. This is likely a product of the Obama administration’s top-level initiative since 2010 to draw China’s leaders into personal engagement in managing affairs to avoid or deal with tensions.
China and Gulf Arab countries have different views on whether Assad should be forced out. But they also have $90 bln in trade. It’s in neither’s interest that this is disrupted. If the Syrian conflict escalates, Beijing may need to ... Read Post
WASHINGTON (AP) — Making Sen. Max Baucus the next ambassador to China reflects the importance the U.S. places on advancing its economic relationship with Beijing despite recent strains on security issues. Read Post