In These New Times

A new paradigm for a post-imperial world

Posts Tagged ‘“major-country relationship” between China and the United States’

Trump’s ‘America First’ reappears centre stage

Posted by seumasach on May 6, 2017


Indian Punchline

4th May, 2017

The US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy team bears an appearance of being dominated by the military brass. This in turn engendered the perception that Trump’s ‘America First’ foreign policy is not going to happen. But in reality Trump has been biding his time. One sign of it has been the slow, unobtrusive emergence of state secretary Rex Tillerson at the centre stage of policy-making in the recent weeks. (I subscribe to the opinion that Tillerson was an inspired choice President-elect Trump had made in his cabinet appointments.)

Read more


Posted in Multipolar world | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

What should Xi and Trump talk about?

Posted by seumasach on April 3, 2017

“There is another way to take advantage of the trade surplus China enjoys: to make financing one of the requirements in the infrastructure projects that Chinese companies wish to take part in. China should be quite willing to do so as it has been actively financing various projects along the Silk Road.”

In other words, China can write down US debt in exchange for investments in US

Asia Times

3rd April, 2017

Later this week, China’s President Xi Jinping will meet US President Donald Trump in Florida at the unofficial White House. In view of Trump’s predilection for unpredictability and brash outbursts, some pundits thought Xi might be taking a risk if the impromptu summit does not turn out well.

Read more

Posted in Multipolar world | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

US/China deal to build high-speed rail between LA and Vegas

Posted by seumasach on September 19, 2015

The US and China Just Made a Deal To Build High-Speed Rail Between LA and Vegas


17th September, 2015

Americans could one day soon cruise between two major cities in the western US on a mega-fast train at 150 mph, thanks to a new agreement between a private US venture and a consortium led by China Railway Group.

Read more

Posted in Multipolar world | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Resetting U.S.-China Relations

Posted by seumasach on November 11, 2014

“Chinese leaders have put forward a new model of “major-country relationship” between China and the United States, an intellectual framework for resolving one of the greatest puzzles in international history — how to avoid falling into the so-called Thucydides trap, the often-cited cycle of struggle between rising and established powers.”


11th November, 2014

President Obama arrived in Beijing on Monday for a meeting of the AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation forum. He will meet with China’s president, Xi Jinping, at length on Wednesday. The occasion is a vital opportunity for the two presidents to reset the relationship between the nations.


Posted in Multipolar world | Tagged: , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

%d bloggers like this: