Recent crime figures from the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) further question the strength of the State Department’s decision, with gun and explosive-related crimes dropping year-on-year by 27.6 and 29 per cent respectively.
China-US relations have come to a crossroad. Is it a sustainable threat that the “world’s ruling power” is making China-US relations “worse before they get worse”? Why would a leading American geopolitical expert and educational leader feel that US-China relations “are going to get worse before they get worse”?
What worries me is that when you talk about the strategic adversaries, you’re thinking only about the negative side and what I think is we have to get people to think also at the same time about the positive side.
As the China-US trade war continues to escalate, anxiety among the US business class will rise. Fearing that their interests in China will be seriously damaged, this class will not hesitate to exert pressure on the Trump administration through various channels.
This dialogue achieved positive results in four main aspects — creating a positive atmosphere, controlling the crisis, confirming the intentions of each side and expanding cooperation.
To conclude, there are motives from both the US and China to improve their relations, particularly trade relations, in coming months.
On October 20, 2018，Trump also stated that the United States will withdraw from the US-Soviet Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles signed with the Soviet Union 30 years ago.
China-US relations are not in a new cold war but in a situation of intertwined competition in which their interests are tangled. This cold wrestle is aimed at finding a new equilibrium of interest between China-US through each issue.