Despite many ups and downs since the early 1970s, the U.S. and China have benefited immensely from the political, economic and cultural interactions between the two nations.
Realistically, trust building will take a very long time and much concrete action given the present morass in relations. But it is wise and prudent to begin such a path and the Xi-Biden virtual summit can certainly be a starting point for renewed effort.
Although some frictions emerged from the thorny border issue occasionally, the canvas of the multi-hued bilateral relationship between them should be enhanced in all areas, especially in the fields of trade, economy and technology, and of course, people-to-people relations in order to make bilateral relations better, brighter and stronger.
The session reminds the CPC of its missions and goals to be accomplished. Every member of the Party should remember why the Party was established at the beginning and what goals it is striving for.
The real winners will be China, Japan, South Korea ASEAN member states, plus Australia and New Zealand as they march together to implement the RCEP starting next year.
The acknowledgement that a small number of U.S. military personnel are on the island provides another example that the Biden administration is playing with fire.
Offensive realism smells like a skunk, but it acts like a porcupine. It is born and functions with a porcupine’s deep-rooted sense of insecurity and a tunnel vision.