A Time for Optimism for the U.S. and China?

With China’s new leadership selected during the 18th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, and with President Obama about to embark on a second term, the U.S. and China must consider a path forward for their sometimes bumpy but critically important relationship. Moreover, the U.S. must understand that China has to sort through a host of domestic issues as well.

Senior Fellow Jeffrey Bader says that the U.S.-China relationship has never been an easy one, but both countries are clear on its paramount importance.