Freeman Report January 2006 - Vol. 4, No. 1
January 24, 2006
In the year 2005, Sino-U.S. relations can be summed up with one word "complex." The dissipating impact of the U.S. war on terrorism provided a boost for Sino-U.S. ties in the wake of 9/11. However China’s rapid economic rise and global political reach are posing new challenges, along with opportunities, for U.S. interests. Uncertainty about China’s ambitions has created fissures in the Bush administration, Congress, and American society about how to respond. In this issue, Bonnie Glaser looks at the lessons and implications for the future.