America must show wisdom in relations with China – Chuck Hagel

Hagal From The Financial Times:

China is a hot topic in Washington. Its currency, exports to the US, oil interests and military capabilities have all been significant issues in Congress. While these concerns are important and real, none should stand alone. Each is part of a larger and more complex US-China ¬≠relationship. In that light, today’s overheated US rhetoric over China needs to be tempered with sound judgment and wise long-term considerations.

Both competition and co-operation will feature in US-China bilateral ties in the 21st century. That does not mean relations are destined to be hostile…although they could be if mishandled. The US has an opportunity to shape a co-operative relationship that would allow us to influence China’s overall strategic choices. It would be a colossal mistake if misguided assumptions, rhetoric and actions led to a dangerous and conflicted relationship. This is not a time to let paranoia chart the course for US policy toward China.

SUPPORT CDT

Tweets

Google Ads 1

CDT EBOOKS

Giving Assistant

Amazon Smile

Google Ads 2

Anti-censorship Tools

Life Without Walls

Click on the image to download Firefly for circumvention

Open popup
X

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.