Remapping U.S.-China Relations

By Davis Florick & Robert Cronkleton

A response to this piece written by Chin Chin Zhang can be found here.

Abstract:Over the last forty-five years the relationship between China and the United States has been largely driven by strategic and economic imperatives. Since reengagement in 1971 a number of programs have been instituted, including the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, which have met varying degrees of success. Unfortunately, maintaining momentum has proven difficult. To alter the current ebb and flow cycle, building a healthy partnership will require cooperation on a wider array of issues

About the Authors: Davis Florick is a master's candidate in East-West Studies at Creighton University. His areas of concentration include, but are not limited to, East Asia and former Warsaw Pact and Soviet Union states. He was recently interviewed, in print, by Voice of America regarding North Korean tunnels under the Demilitarized Zone and, on television, with Consider This…where he discussed the recent upheaval in Ukraine. He has also been published in International Affairs Forum, the World Business Institute, and previously in International Affairs Review. Robert Cronkleton is an undergraduate at Creighton University with a focus on environmental policy, renewable energy technology, and East-West relations. He will be presenting this summer at the Green Asia Conference in Bangkok on developing sustainable infrastructure in cities across Southeast Asia. He is currently working on interdisciplinary research concerning sustainable development in Asia, in conjunction with academic outreach for Creighton’s East-West Studies program.

Photo by Pete Souza is in the public domain. Image cropped.

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