Insights and Analysis

Managing U.S.-China Relations

April 15, 2009

By J. Stapleton Roy

The recent confrontation between a U.S. naval vessel and five Chinese ships in international waters south of Hainan Island provides a timely reminder that managing our relationship with China will be one of the major challenges facing the Obama administration…read more.

J. Stapleton Roy is Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute and a former Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence. He is a member of The Asia Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Below is a link to his analysis for Woodrow Wilson Center’s April 2009 edition of Centerpoint.

Related locations: China
Related programs: Regional and International Relations


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