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Incrementally Stabilizing China-US Relations at the 2011 S&ED

by 

Shen Dingli

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 112

Publisher:

Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: May 20, 2011
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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As usual the China-US bilateral relationship is constantly shifting; and some could even argue that recently it was deteriorating. However, the third round of the annual China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) held in Washington, D.C. on May 9-10, along with the subsequent Joint Statement, highlighted both governments' flexibility and ability to work together. Shen Dingli, Director of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University, explains that the S&ED is not a "solve-all" mechanism, but a framework to stabilize a vital strategic relationship between the two countries.


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