Current and Future Relations Between China and America

Zheng Shiping
Political Science Department, University of Vermont

Based on the recent development of Sino-American relations, especially the anti-China sentiment in the (US) Congress and China's ever increasing strength, the author points out that it is difficult for the two countries to deal with each other, and yet it is impossible not to deal with each other. Thus, it is doubtful that the "strategic partnership" between China and America can be realized. And yet, because of rapid changes in international politics, the global economy, and military alliances, China and America must learn how to deal with each other with respect and realism.