A new type of major-power relationship


US-China tension is pushed to the climax after the CNN released a video that China was illegally renovating bank islands in Spratly Islands of Vietnam on May 20,2 015 and when US’ airplanes cruise P-8A was required 8 times by the Chinese Navy’s warning signals to leave the area where China is illegally renovating bank islands in Spratly Islands of Vietnam.
The video once again reminds events that occurred on April 1st 2001 when the plane EP-3 of US aircraft was about 110 km far from Hainan Island and prevented by the 2 Chinese fighter jet J-8II. EP-3 plane collided with a Chinese one so that leading to an emergency landing on Hainan Island. Chinese fighter jet was destroyed, pilot was missing. 24 members of the US fleet were safety. The EP-3 was removed and brought back to the US.
It is too early to talk about the same collision between the US and China in the near future, regardless of the Pentagon’s enhancement with aircrafts and warships to the islands near Beijing’s renovated area. It has clarified the new type of major-power relationship.
This relationship has been shaped after Xi Jinping’s visit to the US (June 2013). This is considered a new phenomenon in international relations in which two processes are happenning at the same time: cooperation and competition are getting fiercer and fiercer. In particular, the competition between these countries significantly impacts the outcome of the political world and may harm the interests of each country. Thus, large countries always have to keep the balance, maintain strategic stability in the face of international politics and let conflicts not happened. On May 17 in Beijing, Xi and John Kerry continued to emphasize that relationships have gained positive results.
China and the US are going to undertake bilateral important activities: The US-China economic and Strategic Dialogue (in June 2015 in the US); Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington (September 2015). If situation in the South China Sea is in tension, these activities will be delayed. Washington and Beijing certainly do not want that to happen.

Whatever motive, Washington will continue its strategy of involvement in the South China Sea in the coming years. All are in the interests of the US, not because of any other country. And, Beijing understands that.
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Quốc Kiên 31/5/15 13:54

The current state of Sino-U.S. relations worries many people, not only in both countries but throughout Asia. Renowned Chinese scholarWang Jisi recently warned that China is increasingly concerned about a slide in its relations with both the U.S. and Japan.

Hùng Quân 31/5/15 13:55

A simultaneous downturn in two major bilateral relationships would put Chinese foreign policy in a deep hole. After all, the U.S., China and Japan are the three largest economies in the world, and a serious conflict between any two of them would be devastating. A conflict involving all three would be catastrophic.

Quốc Cường 31/5/15 13:57

As a recentarticle in Foreign Affairs by Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff warns, the “new type of major power relations” slogan is a trap for the U.S. and Obama should definitively abandon it

Huy Lâm 31/5/15 13:58

This negative view of the slogan is becoming increasingly popular in U.S. policymaking circles.

Huy Lâm 31/5/15 13:58

This negative view of the slogan is becoming increasingly popular in U.S. policymaking circles.

Lê Tín 31/5/15 14:06

Accepting China’s new slogan would send the wrong signal to American allies in Asia and potentially weaken the dominant U.S. position in the region; but rejecting the slogan outright would make cooperation with China on a wide range of issues very difficult, if not impossible.

Phạm Hiếu 31/5/15 14:07

What China wants to achieve with the slogan is increased status and influence, while the U.S. views a “new type of major power relations” as finding solutions to global problems.

Vân Nhàn 31/5/15 14:13

How can China and the U.S. narrow their interpretations of what a “new type of major power relations” actually means? How can the two conflicting views converge?

Huy Quốc 31/5/15 14:14

This is not another version of the G2 model that was popular a few years back. Nor is it about dividing Asia into a Chinese sphere and a U.S. sphere – it is impossible to do so. What it does suggest, however, is that both China and the U.S. should be sensitive toward each other’s core national interests.

Quân Hoàng 31/5/15 14:15

Essentially, what the leaders of China and the U.S. should focus on now is managing and controlling their differences and moments of tension, ensuring that the long-term trajectory of the bilateral relationship is not derailed by an avoidable crisis or misunderstanding. If solutions to mutual problems that satisfy both sides cannot be found, it may be wise to just shelve the differences and focus more on common interests where progress can be made.

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