U.S.-China Relations in Obama's Second Term

Monday, January 14, 2013

President Barack Obama toasts with Chinese President Hu Jintao during a State Dinner in Washington, D.C. January 19, 2011. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty)

Over the next four years, President Obama will face a number of foreign policy issues, as regime change continues in the Middle East and as the United States withdraws from Afghanistan, but one of the Obama Administration’s most complex challenges is navigating our complicated relationship with China.

Donald Gross, senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and author of "The China Fallacy: How the U.S. Can Benefit from China's Rise and Avoid Another Cold War," argues that the administration's pick of Senator John Kerry for secretary of state and Senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense represents a shift in U.S.-China relations — for the better. 

Guests:

Donald Gross

Comments [2]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

The U.S. walks on eggshells when it comes to China. We wouldn't be buddies with China if we didn't owe them so much money. Chinese politicians are tough, and they seem primitive, and know they have an edge over us.

Fortunately, China needs us...I'm not exactly sure for what, maybe we entertain them.

Jan. 14 2013 01:37 PM
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Kerry represents a decrease in U.S. sovereignty, Hagel represents in a decrease in the U.S. military and Lew represents a decrease in the U.S. economy. Decline and dismantle are the watchwords for the new cabinet.

Jan. 14 2013 10:32 AM

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