China–United States relations - Wikipedia
The year marks the beginning of China's 12th Five-Year Plan period. President Hu's visit to the United States will kick off China's. On January 19, , U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao issued a joint statement at the end of Hu's visit to Washington. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties, China-U.S. relationship has President Hu made a state visit to the U.S. in January , and the.
Boxer Rebellion US troops in China during the Boxer Rebellion in Ina movement of Chinese nationalists calling themselves the Society of Right and Harmonious Fists started a violent revolt in China, referred to by Westerners as the Boxer Rebellionagainst foreign influence in trade, politics, religion, and technology. The campaigns took place from November to September 7,during the final years of Manchu rule in China under the Qing dynasty.
The insurgents attacked foreigners, who were building railroads and violating Feng shuiand Christianswho were held responsible for the foreign domination of China. Diplomats, foreign civilians, soldiers, and Chinese Christians were besieged during the Siege of the International Legations for 55 days.
US-China Relations Turbulent in 2010
The multinational forces were initially defeated by a Chinese Muslim army at the Battle of Langfangbut the second attempt in the Gaselee Expedition was successful due to internal rivalries among the Chinese forces.
Marines fight rebellious Boxers outside Beijing Legation Quarter Copy of painting by Sergeant John Clymer. The Chinese government was forced to indemnify the victims and make many additional concessions. Subsequent reforms implemented after the rebellion contributed to the end of the Qing dynasty and the establishment of the modern Chinese Republic.
The United States played a secondary but significant role in suppressing the Boxer Rebellion, largely due to the presence of US ships and troops deployed in the Philippines since the American conquest of the Spanish—American and Philippine—American War.
The Chinese paid indemnities to each of the powers. A number of schools were established in China, such as Tsinghua College in Peking. They supported missionaries inmore than inand in By they opened 16 American universities, six medical schools, and four theology schools, together with middle schools and a large number of elementary schools.
The number of converts was not large, but the educational influence was dramatic. Punch Aug 23, by J. Pughe In the s the major world powers FranceBritainGermanyJapanand Russia began carving out spheres of influence for themselves in China, which was then under the Qing dynasty.
The United States demanded this practice to end so that all nations could trade on an equal footing. Secretary of State John Hay sent diplomatic letters to these nations, asking them to guarantee the territorial and administrative integrity of China and to not interfere with the free use of treaty ports within their respective spheres of influence. Hay took this as acceptance of his proposal, which came to be known as the Open Door Policy.
Japan also presented a further challenge to the policy with its Twenty-One Demands in made on the then- Republic of China. Japan also made secret treaties with the Allied Powers promising Japan the German territories in China. InJapan invaded and occupied Manchuria. The United States along with other countries condemned the action, leading to U. China was reunified by a single governmentled by the Kuomintang KMT in Currently, non-financial Chinese direct investment in the U.
Chinese companies have opened 1, businesses in the U. These dialogue mechanisms have played a significant role in building a sound and stable economic and trade relationship.
China is ready to work with the U. It is hoped that the U.
Military-to-military Relations Military-to-military relations is an important component of China-U. SinceChina and the U. The two militaries have established a number of dialogue and consultation mechanisms, such as the Military Maritime Consultative Agreement, the Defense Consultative Talks, and the Defense Policy Coordination Talks. In recent years, the two militaries continue to have high-level exchanges and institutionalized dialogues, and have worked together in military archives, humanitarian disaster relief and other areas.
The visit was a positive step in the development of China-U. The mil-to-mil relations still faces some difficulties and obstacles, the major ones being U. China is willing to work with the U. People-to-people Exchanges and Sub-national Cooperation Sincebilateral exchanges in culture, science and technology and education have become increasingly robust.
This mechanism has provided strong guidance and impetus for bilateral cultural and people-to-people exchanges. The two sides also launched a series of initiatives in the fields of education, science and technology, culture, sports, women and youth. China has pledged to provide scholarships for 10, U.
Today, over three million visits are made between China and the U.
There are overChinese students in the U. Sub-national exchanges and cooperation have served as an important foundation and driving force in the development of China-U. Sincebusiness ties at the sub-national level has been expanding with a strong momentum.
Exchanges and mutually beneficial collaboration in education, culture, tourism and other areas are also growing rapidly. When President Obama met with Minister Yang at the White House, he noted that President Hu's visit to the United States at the start of the second decade of the 21st century has both good timing and great significance and that he is looking forward to the visit. My Chinese and American colleagues at the meeting and I myself all had the same expectations that President Hu's visit will open a new chapter in the win-win cooperation between China and the United States and bring new hope and opportunities to the people of our two countries.
Having said that, we are also aware of certain doubts in the minds of some people on both sides and even in some other countries. When President Obama visited China in Novemberthe world was riveted by our two countries' renewed commitment to building a positive, cooperative and comprehensive China-US relationship for the 21st century.
But in the year that followed, it seemed that what caught people's eyes was, more often than not, the "bad news" in our bilateral ties. This gives rise to the question: Can the ship of China-US relations stay on the course of cooperation and sail through the storms toward a brighter future?
To this question, our answer should be an unequivocal and emphatic "yes". China and the United States have no other alternative but cooperation.
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Closer cooperation will be win-win for both countries and the world at large. Closer cooperation should become the theme of our relations in the new era. I am saying this because of the following: First, the historical trend of China-US cooperation is irreversible.
A review of our diplomatic relations over the past 30 years and more shows that: China and the United States have increasingly closer exchanges and our relationship is striking a more positive tone. Politically, we are no longer antagonistic towards each other.
On the contrary, we are vigorously pursuing strategic cooperation. Economically, we are no longer cut off from each other. Rather, we have become each other's second largest trading partner. On the military front, we are no longer adversaries on the battlefield.
Instead, the two militaries are now engaged in practical exchanges in many fields. The recent successful visit to China by Secretary Gates gave a boost to the military-to-military relationship between the two countries. China and the United States share a growing desire to move beyond our differences and learn from each other. The two sides have signed dozens of cooperation agreements in political, economic, trade, agriculture, scientific, technological and many other fields.
Every year, hundreds of official delegations at various levels are sent to each other's countries for mutual visits. Every year, someChinese and American students go to study in each other's countries, showing a clearer pattern of two-way traffic.
The United States are steadily implementing its initiative to sendstudents to China in four years. China also plans to send 10, students to study in the United States as PhD candidates on government scholarships in the coming four years. China and the United States enjoy expanding channels of exchanges and cooperation. Over 60 cooperation mechanisms have been put in place involving various government departments, legislatures and political party leaderships. The thriving local and people-to-people exchanges lend increasing impetus to our bilateral relations.
There are now 36 pairs of sister provinces and states and pairs of sister cities between China and the United States. It is a fashion for Chinese tourists to visit the United States and vice versa.
Over three million tourists travel between the two countries every year. Second, the pace of China-US cooperation is unstoppable. China-US relations had a swift, smooth transition after President Obama took office, something unprecedented since the end of the Cold War. Over the past two years, our two presidents have had seven meetings, and our heads of government and speakers of parliament have had successful meetings or mutual visits.
In sum, high-level bilateral exchanges are more intensive, wide-ranging and in-depth than any time in history. Building on the Strategic Dialogue and the Strategic Economic Dialogue we had, our two countries have established a higher-level mechanism, namely the Strategic and Economic Dialogues, which has held two successful meetings.
Chaired by the Special Representatives of our two presidents, the in-depth dialogues brought together over 40 heads of departments from our two governments, who gathered to discuss a broad range of issues in our bilateral relations as well as regional and global affairs.
Dialogue of this kind is unprecedented in the history of China-US relations and is seldom seen between any other two countries of the world.