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China’s Rise & Challenges


   Obama - Hu Joint Communique  (Jan 19, 2011)

    Shanghai Communique  (Feb 27, 1972)

Obama - Hu Joint Communique

                                    This is the single most important document to date.  It needs

                                    to be constantly reviewed and periodically updated. Facing

                                    with a disastrous results of a conflict for which nobody will win,

both countries must try to find a way to work together.  Dragon Report plays a very small role, in a big picture, in seeking such an effort.   A Sino-US Relations Monitor is provided here.   -  Editor of Dragon Report

“The United States and China committed to work together to build a cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and mutual benefit in order to promote the common interests of both countries and to address the 21st century's opportunities and challenges.  The United States and China are actively cooperating on a wide range of security, economic, social, energy, and environmental issues which require deeper bilateral engagement and coordination.  The two leaders agreed that broader and deeper collaboration with international partners and institutions is required to develop and implement sustainable solutions and to promote peace, stability, prosperity, and the well-being of peoples throughout the world.”   Read the full text of Obama- Hu Joint Communique  ...

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Current Events

3/21/2013  China “extremely concerned” about U.S. - Japan Island Talk:  talks on operation plans in case of armed conflict over a group of East China Sea islets ...  

3/22/2013  Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in Beijing with Wang Qishan who called for closer cooperation between the two countries ... 

3/19/2013  US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is in Beijing.  China’s new president Xi referred the economic ties between the two nations as “a ballast stone”  ...  

1/12/2013  Chief of US Pacific Command (PACOM) Adm Samuel Locklear says Australia is a “critical pillar” in U.S. policy pivot towards Asia ...   

3/21/2013   China’s PLA accepts an invitation to participate for the first time in a major U.S.-hosted naval drill, but legal restrictions will limit its role to less sensitive ones  ...  

4/3//2013  Secretary Hagel spoke by phone with Chinese Minister of National Defense Genral Chang Wangquan to discuss the growing threat to the U.S. and its allies posed by North Korea. 

4/3//2013   Ambassador Cui Tiankai, the new Chinese Ambassador to the United States, arrived in Washington, D.C. to assume office. 

4/13//2013 Secretary of State John Kerry was in Beijing to meet with China’s president Xi Jinping to discuss bilateral ties and issues of common concern.  

4/21/2013 Billionaire private equity tycoon Steve Schwarzman has donated $100 million to endow a scholarship program similar to the Rhodes Sholars at Tshinghua University in Beijing.   

4/22/2013 US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.Martin Dempsey is in Beijing.  Talks about Pivoting and Cyber issues.

4/25/2013 Henry Kissinger, Henry Paulson along with a group of former cabinet members, governors, top military offers are among the guests from the U.S. to have met President Xi.    

4/22/2013 China accused the US of human rights violations through military operations abroad and failing to protect its own citizens from gun violences.  It is response to a similar US report on China  

4/25/2013 Wu Dawei, china’s special representative for Korean Peninsula Affair, visited Washington, invited by Glyn Davies, the US Special representative on issues of DPRK. 

5/1/2013 China expressed deep dismay over the remarks by US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel regarding the Diaoyu Islands in East China Sea  

5/4/2013 State Councilor Yang Jiechi talks with Christopher Nixon Cox, grandson of former U.S. president Richard Nixon, in a welcome banquet   

David F. Helvey, deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia, briefs reporters about the military and security developments involving China during a news conference at the Pentagon, May 6, 2013.

After the US release its report on China’s human rights status, China hits back with its own report on U.S. human rights record, May 10, 2013. 

China’s President Xi Jinping, will come to visit Obama at California Retreat, between June 7-8, May 22, 2013. 

Chinese JCS Fang Fenghui, called up the U.S. counterpart, MartinDempsey today to cover many areas such as Diaoyu Island, South China Sea, Cyber Security, etc. , May 23, 2013. 

Admiral Cecil D. Haney, the visiting commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, met with Wu Shengli, commander of PLAN (Chinese Navy) in Beijing,  May 30, 2013. 

California Summit leaves Host of unresolved U.S. - Sino Issues, June 10, 2013. 

Chinese defense minister Chang Wanquan visits Washington Aug 19, 2013. 

Obama met President Xi at G-20 Summit September 8, 2013. 

China navy chief says operational aircraft carrier a few years away  September 12, 2013. 

John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met in Washington prior to UN General Assembly opening.  September 20, 2013.