China Review News (CRN) recently published an article predicting that the United States and China will have more conflicts in the future. With the U.S. global policy arrangements on “the war against terror” and its “unilateralism” (a term often used in China referring to the U.S. acting without the support of other countries), the geo-strategic areas surrounding China are getting into more and more trouble. The article suggested that the the U.S. suffered a large loss of wealth as a result of the wars in which it was involved. While that involvement gave China a good opportunity to develop into the second largest economy in the world, the Obama Administration is now transferring more military attention to the Asia Pacific region. The downturn of both the U.S. and the EU economies is placing a large amount of pressure on China’s economic growth. The author believes that China cannot reach a strategic common understanding with the U.S. The fact that the U.S. is withdrawing from Afghanistan and Iraq and shifting its focus to China will establish the trend for the near future. There will be a tough road ahead, especially when the U.S. is entering a presidential election year.
Source: China Review News, September 19, 2011