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Yearender: China-U.S. relations witness gains, obstacles in 2011

By Zhi Linfei, Ran Wei (Xinhua)

08:12, December 14, 2011

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- The relationship between China and the United States not only yielded remarkable results but also encountered obstacles in 2011, a typical year in its eventful, nearly four-decade history.

Mirroring a pattern of periodic ups and downs, it began with a good start but is now poised to conclude with a more tense end.

Optimism in the two countries' relations, created by Chinese President Hu Jintao's successful visit to the United States in January, was largely offset by provocative steps taken by Washington in the second half of the year.

Yet, some U.S. experts say the relationship is not as tense as it appears; that the two sides have formulated a "conscious policy" of preventing the deterioration of bilateral ties whenever disputes surface.

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helen at 2011-12-14203.82.92.*
Such headlines underlie the "inferiority complex" and self congratulating sentiments of People"s Daily just as India was accused of being suffering from "inferiority complex".But I am sure the Chinese leadership and the PLA are not misled into self deception and complacency and ever so on their guard and vigilance against the ongoing agenda of US Global Tyranny. The Qing Dynasty era is over? I have to concede and be content that they know what they are doing in safeguarding China sovereignty and Chinese dignity.After Iraq and Afghanistan, China is now the only prime target of subversion, demonisation, bashing, degradation .... and military and economic encirclement by the United States. And the US will do anything under the sun to bring about the collapse of the Chinese government and the CPC, not to mention causing an economic collapse of Chinese economy and a mockery and joke of China US$ foreign reserves in US Treasuries.No country has suffered so much humiliations and threats from the United States than China. And the Chinese mainstream press, as always on the defensive, are living a their make believe dream world. How sad!

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