Happy New Year!
Zbigniew Brzezinski has a must read Op-ed in today's New York Times addressing the state of U.S./China relations ahead of Hu Jintao's January 19 trip to the U.S. In the article Brzezinski observes:
Thirty years after their collaborative relationship started, the United States and China should not flinch from a forthright discussion of their differences — but they should undertake it with the knowledge that each needs the other. A failure to consolidate and widen their cooperation would damage not just both nations but the world as a whole. Neither side should delude itself that it can avoid the harm caused by an increased mutual antagonism; both should understand that a crisis in one country can hurt the other.