Since 2005, Americans have admitted that they can’t prevent China’s rise. They have even realized that the U.S. needs China more than China needs the U.S. They have fewer and fewer cards to play. Thus, the U.S. must seek new strategies to hinder China’s rise and international expansion. 1) Regarding regional security, the U.S. is mobilizing its allies, and uses conflicts between China and its neighbors to establish allies to guard against the “China threat.” 2) In finance and the RMB exchange rate, it maintains pressure on China. 3) In the international media, the U.S. spreads the view that “China is arrogant” and uses various new versions of the “China threat.”
In this battle, China must maximally maintain the stability of its “strategic opportunity phase.” China should not act emotionally. It should remain calm and make no changes to cope with outside changes. The future of China-U.S. relations is totally dependent on how the two side’s compare in how much power they have. At present, China’s biggest advantage is its own development.
Source: Huanqiu, January 30, 2011