A Year into Presidency, Obama Has Little to Show from China Outreach

The Canadian Press reviews U.S.- China relations a year after President Obama took office:

Obama’s China policy has been designed to gain concessions from a country crucial to solving global crises. Yet the United States has seen little benefit on many of its pressing problems, including nuclear standoffs with Iran and North Korea and tackling climate change and economic worries.

Obama’s top diplomats urge patience as they work to strengthen what they call the world’s most important, and most complex, relationship.

China has loomed large during Obama’s first year, making room for itself at a crowded foreign policy table that included wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That will continue.

Still, the more Obama portrays Beijing’s co-operation as crucial, the more Americans will want to see action from China and then be disappointed if little comes from U.S. efforts.



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