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On September 3, , President Barack Obama met with President Xi Jinping of China for a bilateral meeting on the margins of the G On November 19, local time, President Xi Jinping met in Lima with President Barack Obama of the US. Both heads of state reviewed and. President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping address the press prior to their bilateral meeting at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C.. TV Nets · Radio · Schedule · Connect with C-SPAN. March 31,
The 3-odd-year-long experience of the development of China-US relations can be summed up as follows: Xi Jinping emphasized that bearing crucial responsibilities in safeguarding world peace and stability as well as boosting global development and prosperity, China and the US share extensive common interests. The development of a long-term, healthy and stable China-US relationship conforms to the fundamental interests of both peoples and is the common expectation of the international community as well.
I have already held telephone talks with Mr. Donald Trump after his election as the new President of the US.
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I am willing to work with Mr. Donald Trump to expand bilateral cooperation in various areas at bilateral, regional and global levels, manage disputes in a constructive manner and realize non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, so as to push China-US relations for greater progress at the new starting point.
Barack Obama noted that over the last three-plus years, he and President Xi Jinping have maintained frequent exchanges, established a candid, friendly and constructive relationship and enhanced mutual trust. The US and China have joined efforts to cope with challenges and effectively managed disputes. Relevant consultation and cooperation mechanisms have also achieved productive results.
An employee works at the production line of an automobile factory in Dalian, Liaoning province, October 18, The crisis robbed five million US families of their homes and left seven million families dependent on legal acts for the continued use of their homes even if they could not pay their mortgages. The Federal Reserve instituted several rounds of quantitative easing, but did little to reform Wall Street. The US also failed to deliver its gun control, immigration reform and middle class support plans.
Despite its moderate economic recovery and improved job figures, its real economy remains weak, fraught with a further divided society.
The several rounds of quantitative easing didn't help a lot beyond buoying the stock markets on Wall Street. For example, the two countries are, more or less, willing to cooperate on issues such as anti-terrorism, nuclear security and climate change.
In other words, Obama has neither rejected nor accepted the construction of this new type of bilateral relations. Whether the US can accept this concept or not, the failed rebalance strategy of the US has allowed China to gain the strategic initiative with a slight upper hand.
This has helped it gain more strategic initiative. By contrast, the US has regressed significantly in terms of strategic thinking when compared with the Cold War period. When it comes to the disintegration of the Soviet Union, there is a false belief among US elites that the dissolution was a result of the US triumph over the Soviet Union rather than the result of its internal problems. This has encouraged the US to be arrogant and belligerent and make lots of enemies.
Cooperation is the best choice The fact that Donald Trump won the presidential election is also a reflection of public discontent with the Obama administration.
The US still has a great sense of superiority, viewing the world from a US-focused perspective without appreciating the most important fact in this world—China has already become the strongest industrialized nation in human history.
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It also neglects another historical fact - the US had always benefited from its cooperation with China in the Asia-Pacific throughout the 20th century. However, when it gathered some small nations against China, the consequences were the Korean War and the Vietnam War. China is a natural big power, which can never be beaten even if the US has the support of some small nations. The US remains focused on itself and its allies, unable to treat China as an equal.
If it reverses its approach and considers China as an equal partner, both its Asia-Pacific and global strategies will gain a new life. If the two countries can become friendly partners, the cause of war in the Asia-Pacific region will be rooted out.
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The significance of Sino-US cooperation is much greater than a US-dominated alliance and the US will strategically reap much higher benefits from such cooperation. However, it remains to be observed whether US decision makers will develop such horizons in the future. When it comes to internal affairs, the US is now advised to learn from China by instituting comprehensive opening and reform measures. There is a prevailing consensus among US elites that despite many issues, the US system remains the best in the world.
What the US needs to do is fine-tune its policies rather than reform its system. This is a wrong belief. First, the US economy is too reliant on finance, printing too many dollars, which is a reserve currency, instead of boosting its real economy and manufacturing to strengthen its competitiveness. This is not a sustainable model.
Second, politically, the US must reconstruct its mainstream society. One physical precondition for a well functioning multi-party democracy is a strong mainstream society. Different parties are mere representatives of different segments of the mainstream society, which is the foundation of cooperation. However, this physical precondition is dangerously disappearing in the US and some other European countries.
Instead of focusing its attention on these two fundamental issues, the US is obsessed with rivalry against China. In fact, there is no way to beat China; even if it does, the US will still turn out to be a loser. The entire election was a dirty process. Trump smartly built loyal bases among lower middle classes, rightists and the white majority.
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It is their frustration and anger with the Democratic Party and the Obama administration that helped Trump surmount obstacles created by pro-establishment groups to win the election. Trump has three identities—businessman, candidate and president-elect. Now he needs to transition from his previous two roles into the third one; or it would be detrimental to his presidency.
Recently, he also made some innovative moves, like opening 4, political appointment positions in his administration to the general public. Conventionally, these positions would be allocated to Republicans.
His departure looks like a warning to the pro-establishment camp within his party.