Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping will meet in California for two days starting this Friday.
It’s about time.
New sources of friction are constantly appearing in the relationship between the United States and China: trade disputes, tension over North Korea, debates over curbing carbon emissions, allegations of cyberattacks by China.
Having survived re-election, President Obama can shrug off charges of appeasement and treat a rising China with the care it deserves. China, with its leadership transition, has a fresh start, too.
The American and Chinese presidents must seize this opportunity to improve relations; if they don’t, there won’t be another chance for years.… Seguir leyendo »