Relations between the US and China will inevitably lead to a tipping point, irrespective of the manner in which both the countries will be able to resolve conflicts that arise either militarily or diplomatically.
“The adoption of the new model will create a favorable environment for the development of China — this will enable Beijing to become the dominant power in Asia, without conflict between the superpowers,” the article says.
In the United States, in turn, it is believed that ‘the new model’ does not meet US national interests — this issue was one of the main ones on the agenda when Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the US.
“To agree on the proposed strategic geopolitical adversary will result in the restrictions of the US hegemony which would mean sacrificing part of its strength and influence,” the expert believes.
America’s approach to Sino-American strategic stability is to have China and the United States focus on cooperation and agree to avoid letting competition in one area affect cooperation and collaboration in others. The most dangerous problem for Beijing and Washington, according to Pikrella are territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
“For China, because of its history, territorial sovereignty issues implicate regime survival in a way that transcends all other quarrels and disagreements. The United States, on the other hand, views China’s territorial claims and actions to bolster those claims as Chinese expansionism, aggression against American allies and strategic partners,” The National Interest wrote.