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A New Type of Major Country Relationship: China-US Relations Revisited
| 10-25-2013 | visitors:1132

AuthorYu Hongjun, Vice Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, President of China Center for Contemporary World Studies


AbstractIn the world today, China is the biggest developing Country, while the US is the biggest developed Country. China-US relations are very complex, as the two countries are in different development stages, with different social systems and cultural backgrounds, and playing different roles in international affairs. The development of China-US relations has been far from a smooth sailing, and will not be an easy path in the future. However, careful analysis of the troubled history of this bilateral relationship demonstrates that the general trend is still positive, and has a different implication for the present international structure and the whole international relations from that of Soviet-US relations in the Cold War era. Setting up a new type of major country relationship between China and the US, is in conformity with the historical trend and the needs of the times, and has many new characteristics. China-US relationship is both important and complex, and its foundation is both solid and fragile. The two sides must have a clear assessment of this, and shoulder the responsibility to carefully maintain and manage this relationship. In fact, it is not only the special responsibility of China and the US, but also the common expectation of the international community to promote a sustained, healthy and stable development of China-US relations.


Key wordsNew Type of Major Country Relationship; Mutual Respect; Mutual Benefit and Win-Win Results; Cooperation; Positive Energy


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