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Rudd: China, US Need 'Shared View of How the Two Powers Should Coexist'

2015-04-18 09:05:06       source:Asia Society

April 17, 2015


'In a new Financial Times op-ed, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd proposes that a framework for managing points of contention can help the U.S. and China to sustain a good relationship through "this challenging period of China's rise." Rudd's column distills the argument he makes in his report U.S.-China 21: The Future of U.S.-China Relations Under Xi Jinping for the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

"Both China and the U.S. have strategic narratives about each other," Rudd explains in the op-ed. "In Beijing's eyes, the U.S. is deeply opposed to China’s rise." For its part, the United States perceives that "Beijing's long-term policy is aimed at pushing the U.S. out of Asia altogether and establishing a Chinese sphere of influence spanning the region."'


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