Our Opportunity With China – Elizabeth Economy and Adam Segal

From The Washington Post (link):

Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to Washington this week offers the Bush administration an opportunity to move beyond the U.S.-China chatfests. While the White House is set to focus on the usual issues of contention — the exploding bilateral trade deficit, currency manipulation, and China’s foot-dragging on North Korea and Iran — it is missing the opportunities, and in some cases new difficulties, presented by growing fissures within China’s domestic political system. The pace of China’s economic reform, as well as the future of its political system, is being questioned by that country’s elite. How China resolves these debates will have a profound impact on its relations with the United States. The Bush administration should move quickly to recalibrate its China policy to account for these domestic dynamics.

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