Commentary: The Obama-Xi Summit and U.S.-China Relations
The September summit meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and China President Xi Jinping has the potential to be one of the most momentous state visits in recent memory for both countries. Even as leaders in China and the U.S. — two countries with greatly different capabilities and values — search for common ground on how to respond to a range of shared challenges, the relationship continues to be tested by disagreements over issues in the bilateral, regional, and global spheres. Can the two presidents find a new register for their dialogue and restore the sense of optimism and possibility that followed their 2013 meeting at Sunnylands?
ASPI is pleased to present analysis and commentary on this important state visit from ASPI President Kevin Rudd and other experts.
In his report for the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, ASPI President Kevin Rudd recommends a common strategic narrative to guide the U.S.-China relationship.