China's Vice President Xi is in town: what 6 international newspapers say

2. The US is about to face a stronger and more complex China

People’s Daily Online, Xi’s visit offers chance to renew consensus" (Editorial)

“Among the series of variables between China and the US, the most fundamental is the balance of power between the two nations.

In 2011, China's GDP accounted for 45 percent of that of the US, but China's trade and manufacturing volume have surpassed the US'. Never in history has a second largest economy surpassed the US in trade and manufacturing. The US has never met a competitor like China before.

The US is now encountering difficulties in its development. The sense of insecurity Americans feel toward China's rise has become an outlet for them to express their anxiety at this time.

The US has to face not only a stronger China but also a more complex China.

Even if this is the case, in the era of globalization, neither country wants to be the other's enemy while they are so interdependent.


It is hoped Xi's visit to the US will become a good opportunity for the two countries to ponder deeply on the bilateral relations strategically. They both need to be clear who they are and how they can enhance their relations.”

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