Sino-US Strategic Convergence and Divergence in East Asia

Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


Shi Bin points to rising China’s unwillingness to blindly follow US leadership. This new Chinese attitude emerged at the 2009 Copenhagen climate conference and has produced structural conflict in specific areas. A new kind of US-China relationship is needed. First, the USA needs to share power with China, and China needs to share responsibility for peace and order. Second, bilateral dispute resolution and crisis management mechanisms are needed. Third, both sides need to put aside ideological differences. Finally, both sides need to make an unconditional commitment to working together for peace and prosperity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bin Shi
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  1. 1.Hopkins-Nanjing Centre, and School of GovernmentNanjing UniversityNanjingChina

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