Tags: china | us | diplomacy

China's Top Paper Says No Place for a 'New Cold War' With US

Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 05:22 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

SHANGHAI — China and the United States must avoid a "new cold war" in their international relations, China's top newspaper said on Saturday in the wake of high level talks in Beijing between senior leaders of the world's two largest economies.

China and the United States agreed on Thursday to boost military ties and counter-terrorism cooperation during annual talks in Beijing, but there was little immediate sign of progress on thorny cyber-security or maritime issues.

"Both China and the United States realize that today's world has already undergone profound changes, and there is no longer a market for a 'new cold war,' the People's Daily, the ruling communist party's official paper, said in a commentary.

It was published under the pen name "Zhong Sheng" — meaning "Voice of China" — often used to give views on foreign policy.

The commentary said that the gravest risk to relations between the two countries was "misunderstanding", and called for both sides to strengthen channels of communication as they looked to shake off a "hazy" period of bilateral relations.

The U.S. Department of Justice charged a Chinese businessman on Friday with hacking into the computer system of airplane maker Boeing Co and other companies to obtain data about military projects, the latest in a string of spying allegations between the two countries.

The commentary added that complex Sino-U.S. ties were unlikely to get easier to manage any time soon. Positive steps would include boosting bilateral investment, deepening cooperation on environmental issues, strengthening military ties and making travel easier between the two countries.

"If we deal with (the relationship) well, it could benefit both sides. But if we deal with this badly, that could be a slippery slope to terrible competition and even conflict," the commentary said.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Taxis, Planes and Viruses: How Deadly Ebola Can Spread

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 10:11 AM

For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it is not about complex virology and genotyping, but abou . . .

US Missionary Jailed in North Korea Feels 'Abandoned'

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 10:05 AM

A U.S. missionary imprisoned in North Korea since 2012 has said he feels abandoned by his government and has appealed ag . . .

US Calls Hamas Attack 'Barbaric' Violation of Gaza Ceasefire

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 08:53 AM

The White House on Friday condemned a reported Hamas attack on Israeli soldiers in Gaza as a violation of the newly reac . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved