Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy    25 / 15 ℃  City Forecast

English>>Foreign Affairs

Anti-China election talk may harm ties

By Tan Yingzi  (China Daily)

08:42, October 08, 2012

Experts urge US presidential hopefuls to cool harsh campaign rhetoric

Harsh campaign rhetoric about China from both US presidential candidates is a big foreign policy mistake that will hurt bilateral ties, experts from each country said on Thursday.

The next American president should adjust to the rising economic power of China, welcome Chinese investment, manage any conflict and increase cooperation, they said.

Challenger Mitt Romney has vowed that he would label China a "currency manipulator" if he makes it to the White House, and he reiterated during Wednesday's presidential debate that he would take on China in trade disputes as one of his five economic fixing plans.

Both President Obama and Romney have blamed China for American job losses and a trade deficit, and have also criticized each other for outsourcing jobs to China.

In a panel discussion on Wednesday afternoon before the first presidential debate, Henry Kissinger, former US secretary of state, said both candidates had been making irresponsible comments about China during the campaign.

"In each country there are domestic pressures that emphasize disagreements that arise, and we see that in our political campaign, in which both candidates are using language that I find extremely deplorable," Kissinger said at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.

"Both used the word 'cheat' as applied to China, in trade," Kissinger added, saying that "theoreticians" unschooled in the nuances of the US-China relationship "want to turn this into a crusade."

【1】 【2】 【3】

Most viewed commentaries
Most viewed commentaries
Internationalization of Diaoyu issue cannot make water muddy Greater co-op with China will bring more benefits to US 3 questions for Japan: Intention of 'buying Diaoyu Islands'
How should we protect Diaoyu Islands? Diaoyu Islands issue tests U.S. political wisdom Why was the U.S. ambassador killed in Libya?

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:姚春、叶欣)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Chinese weapons arouse discussions

  2. Cover story: 13 children's school

  3. Mounting calls for free access to Wi-Fi

  4. 6 crew detained after HK ship collision

  5. Are you ready for golden autumn break?

  6. A Close Contact with Whales

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Commentary: Unraveling the value mystique
  2. Commentary: Pricing strategies for success
  3. 'Economic war' with Japan unwise
  4. An end to the era of double-digit growth
  5. Human resources need more investment
  6. Japan should know facts rather than rhetoric prevail
  7. Be vigilant against resurgence of militarism in Japan
  8. Easy times gone for foreign firms in China
  9. Noda gov't in hot water as LDP eyes comeback
  10. White paper makes watertight case for Diaoyu claim

What's happening in China

Tourists swarm scenic spots during holiday

  1. Tolls stop on bridge after 1.45b yuan in illegal fees
  2. Half-naked man gnaws woman's face, bites cop
  3. Holiday not so golden when extra pay missing
  4. Taking a stand for rural teachers in China
  5. Rescheduling holidays can ease tensions

China Features

  1. More chances for Chinese, Canadian businesses
  2. Culture invasion? Starbucks kisses Buddha
  3. Public should enjoy more 'tourism benefits'
  4. Ancient villages face losing their souls
  5. Economic circles key to Sino-Japan relations

PD Online Data

  1. Ministry of Water Resources
  2. Ministry of Railways
  3. People's Bank of China
  4. Ministry of Health
  5. Ministry of Culture