sanctions have only severed links between the countries and made a new generation of Chinese intellectuals resentful and suspicious of the United States. And they stand in contrast to the tradition of scientists strengthening diplomatic relations." Other experts agree that cooperation between the two countries, particularly on space and science projects, is mutually beneficial . Mitigating space debris and collecting data for weather and natural disasters around the globe, once spearheaded by former Secretary of State Collin Powell, are a few examples of common interests. Joan Johnson-Freese, Chairman of the National Security Decision Making Department at the U.S. Naval War College, an expert on China's space program, agrees with Kulacki's assessment. "I think (the bill) is fool-hearted," she told CBS News in a telephone interview. "We ought to be working with them on things like space debris and we also should be working with them so that we can learn more about their program." "There are a number of members of Congress who are adamant we will not work with China," said Johnson-Freese. "Meanwhile, China is reaching out and working with many, many countries." Beijing now has cooperative agreements with Russia, Canada, Europe, Venezuela as well as neighboring countries. Collaborations include joint satellite projects, aerospace university exchanges, export of communication satellites and the sharing of some of its satellite imaging data for natural resources. "About the only country that has said 'no thank you' to cooperation with China, is the United States," noted Johnson-Freese. The "Wolf Clause" expires with the rest of the emergency budget in Sept. 2011. It's not clear how much support his stance has in Congress, and thus how likely it is NASA's ban on cooperation a longer-term ban on NASA's cooperation with China is when a longer-term budget bill is considered in the late summer and early autumn. "I don't doubt the intentions of Congressman Wolf, or the sincerity of his views. I think he honestly believes he's doing the right thing here," Kulacki told CBS News. "I just wish he would take some time to reconsider his position." Wolf Clause won’t affect space cooperation China Daily 11 (China’s English Speaking Newspaper, “Wolf Clause Betrays U.S.-China Relations” Xinhua. China Daily. 5/18/11 MJT) Obviously, the "Wolf Clause" runs counter to the trend that both China and the United States are trying to push ahead their exchanges and cooperation in science and technology . During the third round of the China-US Strategic and Economic
SDI 11 File Title Dialogue (S&ED) held in Washington earlier this month, the two sides published accomplishments of the dialogue, which includes the cooperation in science and technology. Moreover, China and the US this year renewed their bilateral agreements on scientific and technological cooperation. The Obama administration also attached importance to the current development and
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