The website states that February 2012 represented the 40th anniversary of Shanghai Communique. This was the event that normalised the relationship between the US and the people republic of China.
Even though the relationship between the US and China is at its calmest right now, their is still some trust issues that hover over them:
The US government said that although it welcomes China’s peaceful rise, with China’s new pre-eminence in the world comes new responsibilities.
The website states that the United States is the largest economy in the world and China behind them in second place, so the is definitely going to be some conflict.
They say that, China’s export economy relies on selling Chinese goods to the U.S. and the U.S. relies on China financing its national debt. So their relationship is important in this part of life but it can also get a bit rough at times.
The whole website makes continuous reference to the relationship between the two, especially saying how America is so large yet its very 'young:'
The U.S. is one of the youngest countries in history but it is the longest running constitutional democratic republic in modern world history.
America is very hot on politics and this year, as the website says, is the year of the elections. Political candidates have already raised some of the touchy political and economic issues that exist between the U.S. and China.
In reference to the economy America's relationship with China is incredibly tense overall. Further through the article it reads that:
The relationship between China and the U.S. is under increasing tension as the global economy continues to slow down. China has an almost inexhaustible need for resources and job creation. The drag on the US recovery has been an enormous fiscal deficit and a gargantuan national debt.
Overall the biggest debate in the relationship of the two countries is, as I said, the economy. They will be the two countries. Both countries cannot afford to continue “business as usual”, especially since both now have great disparities of income between the rich and everyone else. Neither China nor the U.S. can afford to continue ignoring the voice of the ordinary citizen for long. Meaning that the citizens of both countries need to be heard and taken into account before too long.