According to diplomatic observers, they have been struggling to come up with a consensus meaning of the very complex Sino-US relationship, however, everyone seems to agree that it is very important to be ignored or being damaged by the miscalculations or mismanagements that are going on between two superpowers currently.
This also stands out as an argument that the most important bilateral relationship that can be managed by the next elected United States president knowing that the current president, Donald Trump has a sour relationship with Beijing because of not just the latter’s growing might in Asia, but also its slow encroachment in the South China Sea where it claims the majority of this once open sea that is also claimed by many south Asian nations according to the latest china united states news.
Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China during the last stages of World War 2 in 1949, the US-China relationship has virtually evolved from a stand-off to conflicting situation and then it turned into a more complex combination of intense diplomatic matters that escalated their rivalry mostly focused on the economy.
Diplomatic observers have come to agree that there is no country out there that played a bigger role than the United States that shapes and influences what modern China’s historical development is, whether or not it is influenced as a positive or negative view.
Most notably, the United States was considered as the world superpower which was highly involved in the civil war between the Nationalists of Chiang Kai-Shek and Mao Zedong’s communists in the middle of the 1940s. The United States first attempted to mediate and settle the conflict by providing the Nationalists a huge financial aid which resulted in the massive withdrawal that is now known as Taiwan.
In the 1950s, the US and China directly came into conflict during the Korean War where thousands of soldiers from both sides have perished. During that time, US-led the United Nations against China and the Soviet Union’s aide to North Korean communist leaders. Both countries again collided during the Vietnam War where a couple of American planes were shot down by Chinese anti-aircraft weapons over the northern part of Vietnam.
Today, these two superpower nations are also the world’s two largest economies as it continues to intertwine in a more positive manner particularly in the bilateral trade in services and goods which has an amassed US$660-billion just last year from what it was nearly 40 years ago which was only worth up to US$200-million according to china us trade news.
In fact, the United States is China’s current top creditor which holds about two trillion dollars’ worth of US national debt while American companies have already set up more than 20,000 businesses in mainland China.
However, for the past two years, since Trump was elected president of the US, things have gone very sour between the two nations as the latter vows to withdraw American companies based in China as a condemnation for its encroachment in the South China Sea.