When it comes to China, I normally only post on this blog material related to China-Africa relations. I am making an exception in the case of an excellent analysis prepared in March 2012 by the Brookings Institution in Washington. Titled Addressing U.S.-China Strategic Distrust, the authors are Kenneth G. Lieberthal, Director, John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings, and Wang Jisi, Director, Center for International and Strategic Studies and Dean of the School of International Studies, Peking University. Click here to read the study.
The authors lay out both the underlying concerns each leadership harbors about the other side and the reasons for those concerns. Each coauthor has written the narrative to better understand how the other thinks. The coauthors have together written the follow-on analysis and recommendations designed to improve the potential for a long-term normal major power U.S.-China relationship, rather than the adversarial relationship that might otherwise develop.