US-China Relationship

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China’s economy is opening up, but the county’s politics are headed in a different direction according to Boston University political science professor Joseph Fewsmith. He has written six books about China following Mao Zedong’s rule.



“China is becoming less liberal not more liberal,” Fewsmith  told KGOU’s World Views. “That's what happens when a leader centralizes power.”

U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner with the first ladies at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.
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The relationship between China and the United States is difficult, but there is a chance for a harmonious path forward.