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Unformatted text preview: world spins. To be sure, cooperation often will not be easy, for fear as to
Chinese intentions pervades Washington and suspicions of U.S. motives remain widespread here in China. Americans,
for example, are particularly concerned at the size of the Chinese military budget and what Beijing intends to do with its modernized and
expanded military capacity. Thus as Mr. Perry noted, increasing contacts between the militaries of the two countries, and each
nation's clearer understanding of the defense policies and strategic intentions of the other, are essential . This was the
particular importance of Mr. Perry's visit to the PLA gathering, a type of exchange both sides must foster in the future for everyone's good. Shortterm issues are not necessarily unimportant because they are short-term, but they must be worked out by each side having consistent policies the
other can understand that look beyond short-term problems to longer-term interests. The high probability is that the United States and China will be the two superpowers of the early 21st century and our living together in peace will be essential to the
prosperity if not the survival of the world. UQ: US-China Relations Strained Now
Sino-US relations strained
Ribet, reporter for Press TV, 2012
(Steven, China ignores US sanctions, July 2, 2012, http://presstv.com/detail/2012/07/02/249047/china-ignores-ussanctions/, July 4, 2012; FAS)
(The US has bee...
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