World amazed over sharp turnaround in China-U.S. relations (2)

16:39, May 26, 2010      

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Shen added that China at one time did not to work well with the United States. If the United States treated us well, we felt grateful. If not, we felt slighted and angry. As a matter of fact, China has gained its global position as a power through its growth and strength. Now we need to maintain that kind of big-country mentality and feel easy about that.

The Global and Mail reported on May 24 that China-U.S. relations have never been that simple. Many headlines described the ties between the two countries as a kind of partnership full of problems. In light of the disputes in the past, particularly the hostility when the two established diplomatic ties, the trade dispute and friction concerning IPR protection and news screening seemed to be rather friendly. Thanks to the dialogue, U.S.-China relations will progress smoothly, and the bilateral talks and negotiations will be further promoted.

As a matter of fact, the sudden change of relations seemed to be abrupt. Following U.S. President Barack Obama's China tour, a series of disputes has postponed the high-level military exchange visits, a crucial point for the establishment of bilateral strategic mutual trust.

Unlike the previous one, the strategic and economic dialogue this year carries responsibility, which brings China-U.S. dialogue back to a stable track. It is estimated that resumption of trade will not be solved until later half this year. Trade, arm sales to Taiwan and exchange rate are issues likely to spark new Sino-U.S. disputes.

However, the bilateral ties are a double-edged sword. On one hand they are full of opportunity and on the other, full of controversies. In this circumstance, attitude will make all the difference. If the government has a sincere attitude, relations will be rosy; otherwise, internal contradictions will be exposed.

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