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Dancing the dance, and talking the talk

Updated: 2012-10-19 07:23
By Tan Yingzi in Washington ( China Daily)

Dancing the dance, and talking the talk

As someone who has been a dedicated China watcher from Washington for about three decades, David Shambaugh has felt a growing sense of unease and anxiety about the Sino-US relationship in recent years.

Despite the fact that the two countries vowed to build a "positive, cooperative and comprehensive" relationship during President Hu Jintao's first state visit to the United States in January 2011, something has changed, and not for the better, Shimbaugh, a leading international authority on China, says in the new book Tangled Titans: The United States and China.

In the book, which he edited, he states that leaders in both countries should learn to manage competition and expand cooperation.

Dancing the dance, and talking the talk

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