30 Issues | The 'Manic' History Between the U.S. and China

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President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao of China shake hands at the conclusion of their joint press conference in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 19, 2011.

America and China share a confusing, conflicting and competitive history.

How much are the two countries in each other's way?

Click above to hear an audio history of U.S.-China relations.

Orville Schell, the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society, discusses what he calls the "manic" relationship between the two countries and what challenges the next U.S. president faces.