Shen Dingli: China’s status rises a notch

(By Shen Dingli) With President Barack Obama’s visit to China just finished, there’s much to contemplate with regard to the dynamics between the two nations that many, rightly or wrongly, are calling a G-2. Mr Obama came to China attempting to settle the direction of America’s relationship with the People’s Republic, and left with increasing China’s international standing by mostly accepting the Chinese terms of the relationship. Seen from a historical context, for the first time China is much more equal to America, partly through its rise and partly due to America’s stagnancy…

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The writer is a professor
and Director of the Center
for American Studies
and Executive Dean
of the Institute of
International Studies at Fudan University in Shanghai, China

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