While the United States is an important factor shaping Sino-Indian relations, the role of the United States in relations between China, India, and the countries of Central Asia receives far less attention.
The Strategic and Economic Dialogue should be used by both China and the United States as a medium to facilitate energy and economic cooperation, overcome mounting mistrust that exists in both countries at public and government levels.
As China continues its rise onto the international scene as both an economic and military power, it is imperative that communication with established multilateral security alliances such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) remain a priority in order to alleviate suspicions and avoid misinterpretations.
President Hu Jintao’s visit to the United States provides the Chinese leadership with a crucial opportunity to connect with the American public and reach important policy decisions at the highest levels of American and Chinese leadership.
While many of the world’s nonproliferation measures concentrate on weapons of mass destruction, the majority of damage and deaths continues to come from conventional weapons.
The current global system views multilateralism as the key to fostering new mutually beneficial relationships, improving current international relationships, and promoting peace.
China and India’s remarkable economic growth over the past two decades has been accompanied by a corresponding surge in energy consumption. Both countries are pursuing ambitious nuclear and hydrocarbon programs, with domestic, regional, and global implications.
Media has an increasingly significant impact on diplomatic activities: public opinion has become an important factor in shaping the Beijing’s policymaking and the media play an important role in guiding public opinion and exerting influence on foreign affairs.
In November 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama visited India, followed by Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao the following month. These visits had a mixed impact on Chinese-Indian-U.S. relations.
Despite the initial euphoria attached to the opening of established diplomatic relations between China and India sixty years ago, the bilateral relationship between Beijing and New Delhi continues to face numerous challenges.