This giant ship of China-US relations is faced with two very different routes. One features calm seas and broad prospects, and the other faces churning waters and raging waves. It begs the question: Where will China-US relations go in the next 40 years?
When we assess and decide on such a momentous issue, we must turn to history and look at the past four decades of China-US relations for inspiration and guidance.
Neither scapegoating nor unilaterally initiating a trade war is the right prescription.
Given the size of our economies and the level of interdependence, the so-called "decoupling" or "shutting the door to each other" is just like an attempt to build castles in the air. It is neither sensible nor realistic.
Opening-up is China's set policy. China's door will not be closed; it will only open even wider.
Seventy years have passed, and the US should not start another wrong fight with the wrong country.