U.S.-China Relations in Obama's Second Term

Email a Friend
President Barack Obama toasts with Chinese President Hu Jintao during a State Dinner in Washington, D.C. January 19, 2011.
From and

Over the next four years, President Obama will face a number of foreign policy issues, as regime change continues in the Middle East and as the United States withdraws from Afghanistan, but one of the Obama Administration’s most complex challenges is navigating our complicated relationship with China.

Donald Gross, senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and author of "The China Fallacy: How the U.S. Can Benefit from China's Rise and Avoid Another Cold War," argues that the administration's pick of Senator John Kerry for secretary of state and Senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense represents a shift in U.S.-China relations — for the better.